Surname statistics for Locke

There are approximately 9,387 people named Locke in the UK. That makes it the 1,127th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 149 are named Locke.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)93871127N/A149
United Kingdom (1881 census)268916610.00990
Change since 1881+6698+534+0.006+59
Other Countries
United States265161210N/A98


People with the surname Locke 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Locke
John Locke
Stephen Locke
Robert Locke
Andrew Locke
Peter Locke
Ian Locke
Richard Locke
Anthony Locke
Michael Locke
Christopher Locke
Mark Locke
Simon Locke
Alan Locke
Graham Locke
Kevin Locke
James Locke
Matthew Locke
Gary Locke
Paul Locke

Top female forenames

Susan Locke
Jane Locke
Christine Locke
Carol Locke
Amanda Locke
Joanne Locke
Margaret Locke
Elizabeth Locke
Nicola Locke
Janet Locke
Mary Locke
Catherine Locke
Angela Locke
Brenda Locke
Anne Locke
Victoria Locke
Sarah Locke
Judith Locke
Katherine Locke
Kathleen Locke


  • 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.