Surname statistics for Holland

There are approximately 45,882 people named Holland in the UK. That makes it the 177th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 726 are named Holland.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45882177N/A726
United Kingdom (1881 census)213201660.071712
Change since 1881+24562-11+0.002+14
Other Countries
United States99885276N/A370


People with the surname Holland 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (10)
  2. Conservative (8)
  3. Liberal Democrat (5)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

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

Top female forenames

Susan Holland
Sarah Holland
Julie Holland
Karen Holland
Elizabeth Holland
Linda Holland
Margaret Holland
Christine Holland
Gillian Holland
Jennifer Holland
Helen Holland
Nicola Holland
Patricia Holland
Mary Holland
Louise Holland
Catherine Holland
Emma Holland
Jacqueline Holland
Deborah Holland
Lisa Holland


  • 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.