Surname statistics for Forman

There are approximately 3,740 people named Forman in the UK. That makes it the 2,726th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 59 are named Forman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)37402726N/A59
United Kingdom (1881 census)154227430.00551
Change since 1881+2198+17+0.001+8
Other Countries
United States122022706N/A45


People with the surname Forman are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Forman
Robert Forman
David Forman
Andrew Forman
Stephen Forman
Michael Forman
Richard Forman
Peter Forman
Nicholas Forman
Ian Forman
Brian Forman
James Forman
Adam Forman
George Forman
Christopher Forman
Paul Forman
Alan Forman
Mark Forman
Geoffrey Forman
Alex Forman

Top female forenames

Linda Forman
Stephanie Forman
Gillian Forman
Katie Forman
Natalie Forman
Susan Forman
Barbara Forman
Louise Forman
Jacqueline Forman
Samantha Forman
Rosemary Forman
Victoria Forman
Catherine Forman
Helen Forman
Diana Forman
Caroline Forman
Ann Forman
Fiona Forman
Maureen Forman
Margaret Forman


  • 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.