Surname statistics for Blair

There are approximately 18,231 people named Blair in the UK. That makes it the 550th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 289 are named Blair.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)18231550N/A289
United Kingdom (1881 census)77635440.026259
Change since 1881+10468-6+0.003+30
Other Countries
United States75135380N/A278


People with the surname Blair 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 Blair are:

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

Top male forenames

David Blair
James Blair
John Blair
Robert Blair
William Blair
Ian Blair
Andrew Blair
Alan Blair
Michael Blair
Kenneth Blair
Paul Blair
Stephen Blair
Richard Blair
Gordon Blair
Peter Blair
Thomas Blair
Christopher Blair
Mark Blair
Iain Blair
George Blair

Top female forenames

Helen Blair
Mary Blair
Susan Blair
Margaret Blair
Karen Blair
Amanda Blair
Sarah Blair
Elizabeth Blair
Lesley Blair
Angela Blair
Gillian Blair
Jane Blair
Fiona Blair
Julie Blair
Jennifer Blair
Janet Blair
Christine Blair
Louise Blair
Linda Blair
Wendy Blair


  • 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.