Surname statistics for Barnett

There are approximately 33,217 people named Barnett in the UK. That makes it the 281th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 526 are named Barnett.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)33217281N/A526
United Kingdom (1881 census)135073030.045451
Change since 1881+19710+22+0.008+75
Other Countries
United States92287300N/A342


People with the surname Barnett are slightly 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 Barnett are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Barnett
John Barnett
Paul Barnett
Peter Barnett
Michael Barnett
Andrew Barnett
Stephen Barnett
Richard Barnett
Robert Barnett
Mark Barnett
James Barnett
Ian Barnett
Christopher Barnett
Simon Barnett
Anthony Barnett
Matthew Barnett
Gary Barnett
Philip Barnett
Alan Barnett
William Barnett

Top female forenames

Susan Barnett
Karen Barnett
Sarah Barnett
Elaine Barnett
Margaret Barnett
Jane Barnett
Patricia Barnett
Linda Barnett
Julie Barnett
Helen Barnett
Deborah Barnett
Christine Barnett
Elizabeth Barnett
Jennifer Barnett
Jacqueline Barnett
Sharon Barnett
Wendy Barnett
Anne Barnett
Louise Barnett
Claire Barnett


  • 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.