Surname statistics for Salmon

There are approximately 14,710 people named Salmon in the UK. That makes it the 688th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 233 are named Salmon.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14710688N/A233
United Kingdom (1881 census)68306200.023228
Change since 1881+7880-680+5
Other Countries
United States133282482N/A49


People with the surname Salmon 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 Salmon are:

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

Top male forenames

David Salmon
Paul Salmon
John Salmon
Michael Salmon
James Salmon
Peter Salmon
Andrew Salmon
Richard Salmon
Mark Salmon
Christopher Salmon
Robert Salmon
Stephen Salmon
Matthew Salmon
Anthony Salmon
Keith Salmon
Martin Salmon
Jonathan Salmon
Thomas Salmon
Daniel Salmon
Barry Salmon

Top female forenames

Margaret Salmon
Susan Salmon
Christine Salmon
Elizabeth Salmon
Jennifer Salmon
Jane Salmon
Joanne Salmon
Angela Salmon
Helen Salmon
Ann Salmon
Julie Salmon
Mary Salmon
Lisa Salmon
Carol Salmon
Wendy Salmon
Elaine Salmon
Patricia Salmon
Catherine Salmon
Sarah Salmon
Jacqueline Salmon


  • 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.