Surname statistics for Girling

There are approximately 3,919 people named Girling in the UK. That makes it the 2,628th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 62 are named Girling.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)39192628N/A62
United Kingdom (1881 census)190722920.00664
Change since 1881+2012-3360-2
Other Countries
United States33656826less than 0.0011


People with the surname Girling 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 Girling are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Loughton Resident's Association (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Keith Girling
David Girling
Simon Girling
Nigel Girling
Paul Girling
John Girling
Michael Girling
Christopher Girling
Richard Girling
Andrew Girling
Robert Girling
Peter Girling
Alan Girling
Mark Girling
Stephen Girling
Adrian Girling
Brian Girling
Steven Girling
Ian Girling
Anthony Girling

Top female forenames

Jane Girling
Amanda Girling
Susan Girling
Gillian Girling
Helen Girling
Sarah Girling
Karen Girling
Caroline Girling
Michelle Girling
Julie Girling
Anne Girling
Elizabeth Girling
Victoria Girling
Hannah Girling
Selina Girling
Christine Girling
Rosalind Girling
Clare Girling
Rachel Girling
Charlotte Girling


  • 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.