Surname statistics for Plant

There are approximately 13,793 people named Plant in the UK. That makes it the 738th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 218 are named Plant.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13793738N/A218
United Kingdom (1881 census)66216400.022221
Change since 1881+7172-980-3
Other Countries
United States58325483N/A22


People with the surname Plant 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 Plant are:

  1. Conservative (5)
  2. Labour (3)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Plant
John Plant
Michael Plant
Stephen Plant
Robert Plant
James Plant
Mark Plant
Richard Plant
Andrew Plant
Philip Plant
Ian Plant
Christopher Plant
Simon Plant
Paul Plant
Steven Plant
Nicholas Plant
Graham Plant
Anthony Plant
Roger Plant
Stuart Plant

Top female forenames

Janet Plant
Susan Plant
Julie Plant
Margaret Plant
Jane Plant
Karen Plant
Christine Plant
Judith Plant
Rachel Plant
Elizabeth Plant
Linda Plant
Jacqueline Plant
Sharon Plant
Pauline Plant
Patricia Plant
Emma Plant
Nicola Plant
Joan Plant
Janice Plant
Caroline Plant


  • 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.