Surname statistics for Francis

There are approximately 53,379 people named Francis in the UK. That makes it the 144th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 845 are named Francis.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)53379144N/A845
United Kingdom (1881 census)178402150.060596
Change since 1881+35539+71+0.024+249
Other Countries
United States71723406N/A266


People with the surname Francis 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.

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

  1. Labour (8)
  2. Conservative (6)
  3. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Francis
Paul Francis
John Francis
Michael Francis
Richard Francis
Mark Francis
Peter Francis
Robert Francis
Stephen Francis
Andrew Francis
James Francis
Ian Francis
Daniel Francis
Anthony Francis
Simon Francis
Gary Francis
Matthew Francis
Christopher Francis
Colin Francis
Lee Francis

Top female forenames

Susan Francis
Sarah Francis
Margaret Francis
Elizabeth Francis
Karen Francis
Jane Francis
Linda Francis
Jennifer Francis
Patricia Francis
Claire Francis
Julie Francis
Janet Francis
Jacqueline Francis
Joanne Francis
Helen Francis
Clare Francis
Amanda Francis
Christine Francis
Kelly Francis
Mary Francis


  • 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.