Surname statistics for Lever

There are approximately 6,199 people named Lever in the UK. That makes it the 1,695th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 98 are named Lever.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)61991695N/A98
United Kingdom (1881 census)269816540.00990
Change since 1881+3501-41+0.001+8
Other Countries
United States205813540N/A8

Top male forenames

John Lever
David Lever
James Lever
Paul Lever
Christopher Lever
Brian Lever
Peter Lever
Richard Lever
Andrew Lever
Michael Lever
Stephen Lever
Robert Lever
Stuart Lever
Mark Lever
Ian Lever
William Lever
Steven Lever
Simon Lever
Anthony Lever
Kenneth Lever

Top female forenames

Susan Lever
Janet Lever
Karen Lever
Catherine Lever
Julie Lever
Sarah Lever
Louise Lever
Helen Lever
Linda Lever
Elizabeth Lever
Lorraine Lever
Pauline Lever
Margaret Lever
Christine Lever
Patricia Lever
Emma Lever
Jayne Lever
Norah Lever
Caroline Lever
Barbara Lever


  • 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.