Surname statistics for Foy

There are approximately 5,704 people named Foy in the UK. That makes it the 1,828th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 90 are named Foy.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)57041828N/A90
United Kingdom (1881 census)247318070.00883
Change since 1881+3231-21+0.001+7
Other Countries
United States136302432N/A50


People with the surname Foy are slightly more 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.

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

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

Top male forenames

Michael Foy
John Foy
James Foy
Simon Foy
Andrew Foy
Paul Foy
Anthony Foy
David Foy
Robert Foy
Patrick Foy
Peter Foy
Richard Foy
Stephen Foy
Matthew Foy
Jonathan Foy
Joseph Foy
Martin Foy
Christopher Foy
Brian Foy
Gary Foy

Top female forenames

Deborah Foy
Anne Foy
Elizabeth Foy
Joan Foy
Nicola Foy
Carol Foy
Amanda Foy
Gillian Foy
Emma Foy
Elaine Foy
Fiona Foy
Lynda Foy
Barbara Foy
Julia Foy
Linda Foy
Josephine Foy
Hilary Foy
Julie Foy
Joyce Foy
Angela Foy


  • 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.