Surname statistics for Fry

There are approximately 19,148 people named Fry in the UK. That makes it the 531th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 303 are named Fry.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)19148531N/A303
United Kingdom (1881 census)95954490.032320
Change since 1881+9553-82-0.002-17
Other Countries
United States37542838N/A139


People with the surname Fry 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 Fry are:

  1. Labour (5)
  2. Conservative (1)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Fry
John Fry
Christopher Fry
Stephen Fry
Michael Fry
Andrew Fry
Richard Fry
Peter Fry
Robert Fry
Simon Fry
Mark Fry
Paul Fry
James Fry
Anthony Fry
Kevin Fry
William Fry
Nicholas Fry
Ian Fry
Martin Fry
Brian Fry

Top female forenames

Susan Fry
Elizabeth Fry
Julie Fry
Mary Fry
Helen Fry
Barbara Fry
Sarah Fry
Anne Fry
Gillian Fry
Catherine Fry
Joanne Fry
Carol Fry
Sally Fry
Linda Fry
Pamela Fry
Rebecca Fry
Claire Fry
Jane Fry
Jacqueline Fry
Frances Fry


  • 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.