Surname statistics for Fox

There are approximately 64,714 people named Fox in the UK. That makes it the 117th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,024 are named Fox.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)64714117N/A1024
United Kingdom (1881 census)278061150.093928
Change since 1881+36908-2+0.009+96
Other Countries
United States147357167N/A546


People with the surname Fox are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Fox are:

  1. Conservative (9)
  2. Labour (8)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Peterborough Independent Forum (2)
  5. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Fox
John Fox
Paul Fox
Michael Fox
Andrew Fox
Richard Fox
James Fox
Stephen Fox
Peter Fox
Christopher Fox
Robert Fox
Mark Fox
Martin Fox
Simon Fox
Alan Fox
Anthony Fox
Nicholas Fox
Steven Fox
William Fox
Ian Fox

Top female forenames

Susan Fox
Elizabeth Fox
Margaret Fox
Sarah Fox
Patricia Fox
Christine Fox
Karen Fox
Nicola Fox
Mary Fox
Julie Fox
Jacqueline Fox
Sharon Fox
Jennifer Fox
Jane Fox
Gillian Fox
lindA Fox
Emma Fox
Pamela Fox
Angela Fox
Michelle Fox


  • 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.