Surname statistics for Riddle

There are approximately 3,124 people named Riddle in the UK. That makes it the 3,182nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 49 are named Riddle.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31243182N/A49
United Kingdom (1881 census)248518010.00883
Change since 1881+639-1381-0.003-34
Other Countries
United States32654975N/A121


People with the surname Riddle 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 Riddle are:

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

Top male forenames

David Riddle
Peter Riddle
Brian Riddle
Andrew Riddle
Michael Riddle
Paul Riddle
Anthony Riddle
Ian Riddle
Mark Riddle
Stephen Riddle
James Riddle
Robert Riddle
Alex Riddle
Jonathan Riddle
Christopher Riddle
Graham Riddle
William Riddle
John Riddle
Nicholas Riddle
Edward Riddle

Top female forenames

Susan Riddle
Margaret Riddle
Karen Riddle
Angela Riddle
Sharon Riddle
Carolyn Riddle
Melanie Riddle
Nicola Riddle
Patricia Riddle
Polly Riddle
Rachel Riddle
Sarah Riddle
Marie Riddle
Anna Riddle
Linda Riddle
Ann Riddle
Joanne Riddle
Joanna Riddle
Jennifer Riddle
Gillian Riddle


  • 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.