Surname statistics for Rose

There are approximately 60,600 people named Rose in the UK. That makes it the 129th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 959 are named Rose.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)60600129N/A959
United Kingdom (1881 census)222091560.074742
Change since 1881+38391+27+0.022+217
Other Countries
United States146924168N/A545


People with the surname Rose are 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Rose are:

  1. Conservative (8)
  2. Liberal Democrat (3)
  3. Labour (1)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Rose
John Rose
Michael Rose
Paul Rose
Stephen Rose
Peter Rose
Christopher Rose
Andrew Rose
Mark Rose
Anthony Rose
James Rose
Ian Rose
Philip Rose
Jonathan Rose
Simon Rose
Richard Rose
Robert Rose
Alan Rose
Nicholas Rose
Stuart Rose

Top female forenames

Susan Rose
Sarah Rose
Jane Rose
Christine Rose
Margaret Rose
Julie Rose
Jacqueline Rose
Elizabeth Rose
Caroline Rose
Patricia Rose
Deborah Rose
Michelle Rose
Karen Rose
Linda Rose
Helen Rose
Sandra Rose
Nicola Rose
Catherine Rose
Gillian Rose
Alison Rose


  • 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.