Surname statistics for Mowat

There are approximately 2,751 people named Mowat in the UK. That makes it the 3,507th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 44 are named Mowat.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27513507N/A44
United Kingdom (1881 census)205521520.00769
Change since 1881+696-1355-0.003-25
Other Countries
United States48342289less than 0.0012


People with the surname Mowat are 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 Mowat are:

  1. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

William Mowat
James Mowat
David Mowat
Philip Mowat
Andrew Mowat
Ian Mowat
Gordon Mowat
John Mowat
Donald Mowat
Thomas Mowat
Alan Mowat
Iain Mowat
Neil Mowat
Nicholas Mowat
Richard Mowat
Alexander Mowat
Stephen Mowat
Stuart Mowat
Gary Mowat
Martin Mowat

Top female forenames

Alison Mowat
Mary Mowat
Margaret Mowat
Joan Mowat
Susan Mowat
Anne Mowat
Shirley Mowat
Rhona Mowat
Patricia Mowat
Nicola Mowat
Catherine Mowat
Mandy Mowat
Linda Mowat
Eileen Mowat
Jennifer Mowat
Jenna Mowat
Jayne Mowat
Janet Mowat
Heather Mowat
Elizabeth Mowat


  • 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.