Surname statistics for Moore

There are approximately 153,290 people named Moore in the UK. That makes it the 33rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,426 are named Moore.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15329033N/A2426
United Kingdom (1881 census)59886410.2002000
Change since 1881+93404+8+0.043+426
Other Countries
United States69867116N/A2590


People with the surname Moore 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.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Moore are:

  1. Labour (12)
  2. Conservative (9)
  3. Liberal Democrat (5)
  4. UKIP (1)
  5. Non Aligned (1)
  6. Thornaby Independent Association (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Moore
John Moore
Andrew Moore
Richard Moore
Michael Moore
Stephen Moore
Peter Moore
Robert Moore
James Moore
Christopher Moore
Paul Moore
Ian Moore
William Moore
Simon Moore
Anthony Moore
Kevin Moore
Alan Moore
Brian Moore
Philip Moore
Gary Moore

Top female forenames

Susan Moore
Karen Moore
Margaret Moore
Elizabeth Moore
Patricia Moore
Sarah Moore
Linda Moore
Christine Moore
Julie Moore
Joanne Moore
Alison Moore
Mary Moore
Jacqueline Moore
Jane Moore
Helen Moore
Anne Moore
Lisa Moore
Nicola Moore
Deborah Moore
Catherine Moore


  • 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.