Surname statistics for Leslie

There are approximately 11,051 people named Leslie in the UK. That makes it the 943rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 175 are named Leslie.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11051943N/A175
United Kingdom (1881 census)49588990.017166
Change since 1881+6093-440+9
Other Countries
United States242661335N/A90


People with the surname Leslie 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 Leslie are:

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

Top male forenames

David Leslie
John Leslie
James Leslie
Robert Leslie
Andrew Leslie
Richard Leslie
Michael Leslie
William Leslie
Ian Leslie
Graham Leslie
Peter Leslie
Mark Leslie
George Leslie
Stephen Leslie
Christopher Leslie
Brian Leslie
Alan Leslie
Paul Leslie
Alexander Leslie
Jonathan Leslie

Top female forenames

Susan Leslie
Denise Leslie
Patricia Leslie
Anne Leslie
Carol Leslie
Angela Leslie
Valerie Leslie
Mary Leslie
Linda Leslie
Sandra Leslie
Alison Leslie
Jane Leslie
Sarah Leslie
Joyce Leslie
Christine Leslie
Karen Leslie
Fiona Leslie
Kathleen Leslie
Judith Leslie
Gail Leslie


  • 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.