Surname statistics for Orr

There are approximately 12,690 people named Orr in the UK. That makes it the 794th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 201 are named Orr.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12690794N/A201
United Kingdom (1881 census)50468850.017168
Change since 1881+7644+91+0.003+33
Other Countries
United States43666714N/A162


People with the surname Orr are slightly 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 Orr are:

  1. Labour (1)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
  3. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Robert Orr
David Orr
John Orr
James Orr
William Orr
Andrew Orr
Michael Orr
Ian Orr
Thomas Orr
Stephen Orr
Alan Orr
Anthony Orr
Stuart Orr
Christopher Orr
Simon Orr
Mark Orr
Paul Orr
Charles Orr
Matthew Orr
Richard Orr

Top female forenames

Margaret Orr
Susan Orr
Jane Orr
Dorothy Orr
Elizabeth Orr
Janet Orr
Jacqueline Orr
Alison Orr
Mary Orr
Gillian Orr
Helen Orr
Karen Orr
Ann Orr
Nicola Orr
Wendy Orr
Linda Orr
Carol Orr
Anne Orr
Patricia Orr
Julie Orr


  • 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.