Surname statistics for Sharif

There are approximately 9,428 people named Sharif in the UK. That makes it the 1,118th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 149 are named Sharif.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)94281118N/A149
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States248411595N/A9
Australia5623171less than 0.0013


People with the surname Sharif 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

Mohammed Sharif
Omar Sharif
Muhammad Sharif
Mohammad Sharif
Mohamed Sharif
Khalid Sharif
Nasir Sharif
Ahmed Sharif
Sajid Sharif
Tariq Sharif
Zahid Sharif
Tahir Sharif
Abdul Sharif
Ali Sharif
Shahid Sharif
Adnan Sharif
Imran Sharif
Nadeem Sharif
Amar Sharif
Faisal Sharif

Top female forenames

Saima Sharif
Fozia Sharif
Nadia Sharif
Adel Sharif
Michelle Sharif
Zarina Sharif
Rehana Sharif
Sadia Sharif
Saira Sharif
Shella Sharif
Yasmin Sharif
Maryam Sharif
Aisha Sharif
Farzana Sharif
Homa Sharif
Asma Sharif
Anisa Sharif
Sajida Sharif
Samira Sharif
Shagufta Sharif


  • 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.