Surname statistics for Andrew

There are approximately 23,838 people named Andrew in the UK. That makes it the 420th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 377 are named Andrew.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23838420N/A377
United Kingdom (1881 census)94904510.032317
Change since 1881+14348+31+0.006+60
Other Countries
United States131452521N/A49


People with the surname Andrew 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Andrew
David Andrew
Mark Andrew
Peter Andrew
Paul Andrew
Robert Andrew
James Andrew
Ian Andrew
Stephen Andrew
Michael Andrew
Richard Andrew
Christopher Andrew
William Andrew
Philip Andrew
Martin Andrew
Jonathan Andrew
Nicholas Andrew
Thomas Andrew
Neil Andrew
Charles Andrew

Top female forenames

Christine Andrew
Sarah Andrew
Susan Andrew
Elizabeth Andrew
Julie Andrew
Victoria Andrew
Patricia Andrew
Linda Andrew
Helen Andrew
Sheila Andrew
Mary Andrew
Margaret Andrew
Jacqueline Andrew
Sharon Andrew
Karen Andrew
Ruth Andrew
Carol Andrew
Carolyn Andrew
Claire Andrew
Alison Andrew


  • 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.