Surname statistics for Fu

There are approximately 2,913 people named Fu in the UK. That makes it the 3,351th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 46 are named Fu.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29133351N/A46
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States56245658N/A21

Top male forenames

Jian Fu
Qiang Fu
Bin Fu
Tin Fu
Robert Fu
Kai Fu
Cong Fu
David Fu
Xiao Fu
Ho Fu
Zhenting Fu

Top female forenames

Susan Fu
Heru Fu
Yu Fu
Binya Fu
Lin Fu
Ting Fu
Rui Fu
Jie Fu
Chen Fu
Ke Fu
Angela Fu


  • 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.