Surname statistics for Doughty

There are approximately 7,635 people named Doughty in the UK. That makes it the 1,412nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 121 are named Doughty.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)76351412N/A121
United Kingdom (1881 census)380911980.013127
Change since 1881+3826-214-0.001-6
Other Countries
United States115252862N/A43


People with the surname Doughty are more 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 Doughty are:

  1. Labour (6)
  2. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Doughty
Paul Doughty
Michael Doughty
Mark Doughty
David Doughty
Peter Doughty
Andrew Doughty
Robert Doughty
Stephen Doughty
Keith Doughty
Martin Doughty
James Doughty
Christopher Doughty
Kevin Doughty
Matthew Doughty
Richard Doughty
Ian Doughty
Simon Doughty
Adrian Doughty
Anthony Doughty

Top female forenames

Susan Doughty
Julie Doughty
Carol Doughty
Sally Doughty
Margaret Doughty
Karen Doughty
Sarah Doughty
Elizabeth Doughty
Patricia Doughty
Jacqueline Doughty
Lynn Doughty
Anita Doughty
Nicola Doughty
Angela Doughty
Helen Doughty
Belinda Doughty
Brenda Doughty
Emma Doughty
Jenny Doughty
Janice Doughty


  • 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.