Surname statistics for Mills

There are approximately 77,006 people named Mills in the UK. That makes it the 92nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,219 are named Mills.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)7700692N/A1219
United Kingdom (1881 census)38838800.1301297
Change since 1881+38168-12-0.008-78
Other Countries
United States147909165N/A548


People with the surname Mills are slightly more 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 Mills are:

  1. Conservative (15)
  2. Labour (8)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. Resident's Association (1)
  6. The Walton Society (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Mills
David Mills
Peter Mills
Andrew Mills
Stephen Mills
Paul Mills
Robert Mills
Christopher Mills
Richard Mills
Michael Mills
Ian Mills
Simon Mills
James Mills
Gary Mills
Alan Mills
Anthony Mills
Jonathan Mills
Steven Mills
Graham Mills
Brian Mills

Top female forenames

Susan Mills
Karen Mills
Sarah Mills
Margaret Mills
Elizabeth Mills
Julie Mills
Christine Mills
Angela Mills
Jennifer Mills
Jacqueline Mills
Jane Mills
Deborah Mills
Linda Mills
Mary Mills
Emma Mills
Janet Mills
Alison Mills
Anne Mills
Amanda Mills
Lisa Mills


  • 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.