Surname statistics for Forde

There are approximately 5,533 people named Forde in the UK. That makes it the 1,895th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 88 are named Forde.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)55331895N/A88
United Kingdom (1881 census)237116420.0018
Change since 1881+5296+9747+0.008+80
Other Countries
United States44806905N/A17

Top male forenames

John Forde
Michael Forde
Stephen Forde
Paul Forde
Martin Forde
James Forde
David Forde
Patrick Forde
Brian Forde
Robert Forde
Colin Forde
Richard Forde
William Forde
Alan Forde
Andrew Forde
Raymond Forde
Edward Forde
Thomas Forde
Ian Forde
Glen Forde

Top female forenames

Nicola Forde
Elizabeth Forde
Sarah Forde
Maria Forde
Violet Forde
Caroline Forde
Catherine Forde
Valerie Forde
Margaret Forde
Mary Forde
Susan Forde
Imelda Forde
Julie Forde
Jennifer Forde
Lynne Forde
Sonia Forde
Emma Forde
Karen Forde
Veronica Forde
Gemma Forde


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.