Surname statistics for Goulding

There are approximately 7,245 people named Goulding in the UK. That makes it the 1,487th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 115 are named Goulding.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)72451487N/A115
United Kingdom (1881 census)292515350.01098
Change since 1881+4320+48+0.001+17
Other Countries
United States226912524N/A8

Top male forenames

John Goulding
David Goulding
Robert Goulding
Michael Goulding
Paul Goulding
Peter Goulding
Mark Goulding
Nicholas Goulding
Ian Goulding
Simon Goulding
Stephen Goulding
James Goulding
Richard Goulding
Alan Goulding
Brian Goulding
Lee Goulding
Martin Goulding
Jeremy Goulding
William Goulding
Neil Goulding

Top female forenames

Susan Goulding
Karen Goulding
Sarah Goulding
Sharon Goulding
Julie Goulding
Jill Goulding
Margaret Goulding
Janet Goulding
Jane Goulding
Carol Goulding
Christine Goulding
Deborah Goulding
Joanne Goulding
Helen Goulding
Gillian Goulding
Amanda Goulding
Dawn Goulding
Linda Goulding
Caroline Goulding
Sylvia Goulding


  • 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.