Surname statistics for Riddell

There are approximately 5,680 people named Riddell in the UK. That makes it the 1,835th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 90 are named Riddell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)56801835N/A90
United Kingdom (1881 census)251217840.00884
Change since 1881+3168-51+0.001+6
Other Countries
United States48856418N/A18

Top male forenames

James Riddell
John Riddell
Michael Riddell
Robert Riddell
David Riddell
William Riddell
Ian Riddell
Andrew Riddell
George Riddell
Mark Riddell
Martin Riddell
Thomas Riddell
Alan Riddell
Gordon Riddell
Paul Riddell
Stephen Riddell
Christopher Riddell
Peter Riddell
Steven Riddell
Philip Riddell

Top female forenames

Susan Riddell
Julie Riddell
Margaret Riddell
Barbara Riddell
Claire Riddell
Mary Riddell
Elizabeth Riddell
Katherine Riddell
Gillian Riddell
Patricia Riddell
Jean Riddell
Jennifer Riddell
Donna Riddell
Sarah Riddell
Deborah Riddell
Marjorie Riddell
Lisa Riddell
Nadia Riddell
Rebecca Riddell
Tracey Riddell


  • 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.