Surname statistics for Forsyth

There are approximately 12,203 people named Forsyth in the UK. That makes it the 827th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 193 are named Forsyth.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12203827N/A193
United Kingdom (1881 census)63896720.021213
Change since 1881+5814-155-0.002-20
Other Countries
United States83133925N/A31


People with the surname Forsyth are 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Forsyth are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Forsyth
James Forsyth
Robert Forsyth
William Forsyth
David Forsyth
Andrew Forsyth
Ian Forsyth
Stuart Forsyth
Neil Forsyth
Richard Forsyth
Mark Forsyth
Paul Forsyth
Thomas Forsyth
Alexander Forsyth
Alan Forsyth
Michael Forsyth
Martin Forsyth
Peter Forsyth
Stephen Forsyth
Christopher Forsyth

Top female forenames

Linda Forsyth
Susan Forsyth
Julie Forsyth
Margaret Forsyth
Jane Forsyth
Anne Forsyth
Sarah Forsyth
Patricia Forsyth
Angela Forsyth
Jennifer Forsyth
Lisa Forsyth
Gillian Forsyth
Catherine Forsyth
Catriona Forsyth
Mary Forsyth
Elizabeth Forsyth
Amanda Forsyth
Fiona Forsyth
Elaine Forsyth
Claire Forsyth


  • 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.