Surname statistics for Rowe

There are approximately 35,992 people named Rowe in the UK. That makes it the 253rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 570 are named Rowe.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)35992253N/A570
United Kingdom (1881 census)170082260.057568
Change since 1881+18984-270+2
Other Countries
United States66205452N/A245


People with the surname Rowe 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 Rowe are:

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

Top male forenames

David Rowe
Michael Rowe
John Rowe
Peter Rowe
Andrew Rowe
Mark Rowe
Paul Rowe
Christopher Rowe
James Rowe
Stephen Rowe
Richard Rowe
Robert Rowe
Anthony Rowe
Philip Rowe
Simon Rowe
Nicholas Rowe
William Rowe
Ian Rowe
Kevin Rowe
Alan Rowe

Top female forenames

Susan Rowe
Michelle Rowe
Elizabeth Rowe
Patricia Rowe
Karen Rowe
JUlie Rowe
Sarah Rowe
Sharon Rowe
Angela Rowe
Sandra Rowe
Lisa Rowe
Jennifer Rowe
Alison Rowe
Jane Rowe
Linda Rowe
Helen Rowe
Margaret Rowe
Joanne Rowe
Catherine Rowe
Ann Rowe


  • 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.