Surname statistics for Cave

There are approximately 8,576 people named Cave in the UK. That makes it the 1,245th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 136 are named Cave.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)85761245N/A136
United Kingdom (1881 census)429610420.014143
Change since 1881+4280-2030-7
Other Countries
United States82733943N/A31


People with the surname Cave are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Cave are:

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

Top male forenames

John Cave
Richard Cave
Paul Cave
Andrew Cave
Michael Cave
Stephen Cave
David Cave
Robert Cave
Peter Cave
Daniel Cave
Simon Cave
Philip Cave
Christopher Cave
James Cave
Nicholas Cave
Brian Cave
Anthony Cave
Geoffrey Cave
Alan Cave
Martin Cave

Top female forenames

Susan Cave
Elizabeth Cave
Sarah Cave
Nicola Cave
Margaret Cave
Sharon Cave
Christine Cave
Patricia Cave
Maria Cave
Jane Cave
Yvonne Cave
Mary Cave
Joanne Cave
Katherine Cave
Ann Cave
Carol Cave
Julie Cave
Jennifer Cave
Dawn Cave
Helen Cave


  • 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.