Surname statistics for Golden

There are approximately 2,775 people named Golden in the UK. That makes it the 3,490th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 44 are named Golden.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27753490N/A44
United Kingdom (1881 census)126132440.00442
Change since 1881+1514-2460+2
Other Countries
United States47839648N/A177

Top male forenames

Michael Golden
James Golden
Robert Golden
John Golden
Thomas Golden
Paul Golden
Martin Golden
Christopher Golden
David Golden
Peter Golden
Andrew Golden
Alan Golden
William Golden
Anthony Golden
Matthew Golden
Patrick Golden
Gary Golden
Raymond Golden
Mark Golden
Phillip Golden

Top female forenames

Karen Golden
Jennifer Golden
Tina Golden
Janet Golden
Anna Golden
Susan Golden
Margaret Golden
Sara Golden
Pamela Golden
Gloria Golden
Carol Golden
Sarah Golden
Alison Golden
Victoria Golden
Maria Golden
Wendy Golden
Mary Golden
Tania Golden
Jean Golden
Geraldine Golden


  • 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.