Surname statistics for Forsythe

There are approximately 2,385 people named Forsythe in the UK. That makes it the 3,925th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 38 are named Forsythe.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23853925N/A38
United Kingdom (1881 census)291100650.00110
Change since 1881+2094+6140+0.003+28
Other Countries
United States113822894N/A42

Top male forenames

William Forsythe
Robert Forsythe
Andrew Forsythe
Paul Forsythe
Ian Forsythe
John Forsythe
Peter Forsythe
Stephen Forsythe
James Forsythe
Mark Forsythe
Colin Forsythe
Alan Forsythe
Neil Forsythe
David Forsythe
Austin Forsythe
Richard Forsythe
Henry Forsythe
Martin Forsythe
Iain Forsythe
Olamide Forsythe

Top female forenames

Deborah Forsythe
Elizabeth Forsythe
Helen Forsythe
Kay Forsythe
Christine Forsythe
Joanne Forsythe
Ruth Forsythe
Rebecca Forsythe
Zoe Forsythe
Sylvia Forsythe
Victoria Forsythe
Diane Forsythe
Janet Forsythe
Nicola Forsythe
Sheila Forsythe
Jennifer Forsythe
Tracy Forsythe
Lisa Forsythe
Ann Forsythe
Georgina Forsythe


  • 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.