Surname statistics for Irwin

There are approximately 11,781 people named Irwin in the UK. That makes it the 871th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 186 are named Irwin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11781871N/A186
United Kingdom (1881 census)251917770.00884
Change since 1881+9262+906+0.011+102
Other Countries
United States34374930N/A127


People with the surname Irwin are slightly 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 Irwin are:

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

Top male forenames

David Irwin
John Irwin
Michael Irwin
Paul Irwin
Robert Irwin
Christopher Irwin
William Irwin
Richard Irwin
James Irwin
Mark Irwin
Alan Irwin
Peter Irwin
Jonathan Irwin
Stephen Irwin
Anthony Irwin
Ian Irwin
Brian Irwin
Charles Irwin
Gary Irwin
George Irwin

Top female forenames

Susan Irwin
Elizabeth Irwin
Mary Irwin
Michelle Irwin
Margaret Irwin
Helen Irwin
Anne Irwin
Julie Irwin
Carol Irwin
Janet Irwin
Catherine Irwin
Yvonne Irwin
Alison Irwin
Angela Irwin
Ann Irwin
Deborah Irwin
Heather Irwin
Joyce Irwin
Joanne Irwin
Hilary Irwin


  • 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.