Surname statistics for Sanders

There are approximately 29,963 people named Sanders in the UK. That makes it the 308th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 474 are named Sanders.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29963308N/A474
United Kingdom (1881 census)135763000.045453
Change since 1881+16387-8+0.002+21
Other Countries
United States22090288N/A819


People with the surname Sanders 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 Sanders are:

  1. Conservative (8)
  2. Labour (5)
  3. Liberal Democrat (3)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Sanders
John Sanders
Peter Sanders
Paul Sanders
Mark Sanders
Richard Sanders
Michael Sanders
Robert Sanders
Andrew Sanders
Ian Sanders
Stephen Sanders
Nicholas Sanders
Alan Sanders
Christopher Sanders
James Sanders
Colin Sanders
Philip Sanders
Matthew Sanders
Anthony Sanders
William Sanders

Top female forenames

Jane Sanders
Susan Sanders
Karen Sanders
Margaret Sanders
Sarah Sanders
Helen Sanders
Patricia Sanders
Elizabeth Sanders
Janet Sanders
Gillian Sanders
Nicola Sanders
Lisa Sanders
Anne Sanders
Jacqueline Sanders
Christine Sanders
Ann Sanders
Victoria Sanders
Pamela Sanders
Diane Sanders
Amanda Sanders


  • 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.