Surname statistics for Gent

There are approximately 5,712 people named Gent in the UK. That makes it the 1,824th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 90 are named Gent.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)57121824N/A90
United Kingdom (1881 census)257117500.00986
Change since 1881+3141-740+4
Other Countries
United States202513724N/A8


People with the surname Gent 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

Andrew Gent
Paul Gent
Michael Gent
David Gent
Mark Gent
John Gent
Richard Gent
Steven Gent
Christopher Gent
Simon Gent
Adam Gent
Peter Gent
Robert Gent
Nicholas Gent
Stephen Gent
Brian Gent
James Gent
Anthony Gent
Stuart Gent
Colin Gent

Top female forenames

Janet Gent
Norma Gent
Julie Gent
Samantha Gent
Clare Gent
Christine Gent
Catherine Gent
Emma Gent
Linda Gent
Susan Gent
Claire Gent
Margaret Gent
Elizabeth Gent
Victoria Gent
Deborah Gent
Sarah Gent
Nicola Gent
Vanessa Gent
Helen Gent
Stephanie Gent


  • 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.