Surname statistics for Ahmed

There are approximately 129,687 people named Ahmed in the UK. That makes it the 48th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,053 are named Ahmed.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12968748N/A2053
United Kingdom (1881 census)1079981less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+129677+79933+0.205
Other Countries
United States266071206N/A99


People with the surname Ahmed are 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 Ahmed are:

  1. Labour (19)
  2. Conservative (3)
  3. Independent (3)
  4. Liberal Democrat (1)
  5. Respect Party (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Mohammed Ahmed
Syed Ahmed
Iftikhar Ahmed
Imran Ahmed
Ali Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed
Imtiaz Ahmed
Zaheer Ahmed
Mohammad Ahmed
Muhammad Ahmed
Bashir Ahmed
Mohamed Ahmed
Shakeel Ahmed
Nisar Ahmed
Mushtaq Ahmed
Aftab Ahmed
Riaz Ahmed
Waqar Ahmed
Nazir Ahmed
Naveed Ahmed

Top female forenames

Yasmin Ahmed
Nazia Ahmed
Shazia Ahmed
Nasreen Ahmed
Farzana Ahmed
Shabana Ahmed
Aisha Ahmed
Asma Ahmed
Farida Ahmed
Amina Ahmed
Sadia Ahmed
Farah Ahmed
Nadia Ahmed
Saima Ahmed
Syeda Ahmed
Razia Ahmed
Sarah Ahmed
Uzma Ahmed
Fatima Ahmed
Zahida Ahmed


  • 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.