Surname statistics for Franks

There are approximately 10,540 people named Franks in the UK. That makes it the 1,007th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 167 are named Franks.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)105401007N/A167
United Kingdom (1881 census)373312230.012125
Change since 1881+6807+216+0.005+42
Other Countries
United States295311080N/A110


People with the surname Franks 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Plaid Cymru (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Franks
Michael Franks
John Franks
Andrew Franks
Richard Franks
Stephen Franks
Peter Franks
Paul Franks
Robert Franks
Anthony Franks
Jonathan Franks
Martin Franks
Simon Franks
Ian Franks
Mark Franks
Christopher Franks
Nicholas Franks
Neil Franks
Kevin Franks
James Franks

Top female forenames

Susan Franks
Helen Franks
Sarah Franks
Lesley Franks
Angela Franks
Jane Franks
Margaret Franks
Patricia Franks
Christine Franks
Emma Franks
Lisa Franks
Janet Franks
Rochelle Franks
Wendy Franks
Dawn Franks
Julie Franks
Tracey Franks
Karen Franks
Alison Franks
Anne Franks


  • 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.