Surname statistics for Gamble

There are approximately 10,207 people named Gamble in the UK. That makes it the 1,031th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 162 are named Gamble.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)102071031N/A162
United Kingdom (1881 census)428610480.014143
Change since 1881+5921+17+0.002+19
Other Countries
United States32377981N/A120


People with the surname Gamble 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 Liberal Democrat.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Gamble
Paul Gamble
John Gamble
Stephen Gamble
Mark Gamble
Michael Gamble
Robert Gamble
Peter Gamble
Richard Gamble
Simon Gamble
Andrew Gamble
James Gamble
Philip Gamble
William Gamble
Christopher Gamble
Barry Gamble
Ian Gamble
Nicholas Gamble
Brian Gamble
Martin Gamble

Top female forenames

Karen Gamble
Susan Gamble
Helen Gamble
Jennifer Gamble
Jane Gamble
Caroline Gamble
Sandra Gamble
Tina Gamble
Elizabeth Gamble
Margaret Gamble
Linda Gamble
Sally Gamble
Wendy Gamble
June Gamble
Lisa Gamble
Christine Gamble
Sarah Gamble
Alison Gamble
Rachel Gamble
Joanne Gamble


  • 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.