Surname statistics for Friend

There are approximately 7,140 people named Friend in the UK. That makes it the 1,504th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 113 are named Friend.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)71401504N/A113
United Kingdom (1881 census)339513430.011113
Change since 1881+3745-16100
Other Countries
United States173121908N/A64


People with the surname Friend 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 Friend are:

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

Top male forenames

David Friend
John Friend
Richard Friend
Mark Friend
Peter Friend
Paul Friend
Christopher Friend
Stephen Friend
Simon Friend
Michael Friend
Andrew Friend
Robert Friend
Ian Friend
Lee Friend
Jason Friend
Anthony Friend
Nicholas Friend
Jonathan Friend
Adrian Friend
Keith Friend

Top female forenames

Nicola Friend
Margaret Friend
Sarah Friend
Susan Friend
Joyce Friend
Claire Friend
Karen Friend
Kathleen Friend
Mary Friend
Linda Friend
Victoria Friend
Michelle Friend
Joanna Friend
Joan Friend
Elizabeth Friend
Helen Friend
Joanne Friend
Lorraine Friend
Emma Friend
Christine Friend


  • 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.