Surname statistics for Keay

There are approximately 2,410 people named Keay in the UK. That makes it the 3,883rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 38 are named Keay.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)24103883N/A38
United Kingdom (1881 census)127832130.00443
Change since 1881+1132-6700-5
Other Countries
United States51040397less than 0.0012

Top male forenames

John Keay
Robert Keay
David Keay
Andrew Keay
Richard Keay
Peter Keay
Michael Keay
Alexander Keay
Timothy Keay
Martin Keay
Matthew Keay
Ian Keay
Charles Keay
Brian Keay
Nicholas Keay
Nick Keay
Stephen Keay

Top female forenames

Susan Keay
Kathleen Keay
Nicola Keay
Michelle Keay
Amanda Keay
Julie Keay
Joan Keay
Sheila Keay
Sandra Keay
Rachel Keay
Catherine Keay
Dawn Keay
Margaret Keay
Lisa Keay
Elizabeth Keay
Jennifer Keay
Linda Keay


  • 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.