Surname statistics for Irvine

There are approximately 15,213 people named Irvine in the UK. That makes it the 662nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 241 are named Irvine.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15213662N/A241
United Kingdom (1881 census)65986430.022220
Change since 1881+8615-19+0.002+21
Other Countries
United States91273572N/A34


People with the surname Irvine are less 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 Irvine are:

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

Top male forenames

John Irvine
James Irvine
David Irvine
William Irvine
Robert Irvine
Andrew Irvine
Stephen Irvine
Michael Irvine
Paul Irvine
Peter Irvine
Ian Irvine
Richard Irvine
Mark Irvine
Graham Irvine
Thomas Irvine
Gordon Irvine
Stuart Irvine
George Irvine
Neil Irvine
Christopher Irvine

Top female forenames

Jennifer Irvine
Margaret Irvine
Karen Irvine
Elizabeth Irvine
Susan Irvine
Jacqueline Irvine
Patricia Irvine
Gillian Irvine
Angela Irvine
Catherine Irvine
Fiona Irvine
Carol Irvine
Valerie Irvine
Alison Irvine
Janet Irvine
Jane Irvine
Louise Irvine
Nicola Irvine
Michelle Irvine
Deborah Irvine


  • 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.