Surname statistics for Southern

There are approximately 6,483 people named Southern in the UK. That makes it the 1,633rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 103 are named Southern.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)64831633N/A103
United Kingdom (1881 census)276216160.00992
Change since 1881+3721-17+0.001+11
Other Countries
United States74944381N/A28


People with the surname Southern 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Southern
John Southern
Paul Southern
Neil Southern
Andrew Southern
Peter Southern
Michael Southern
Richard Southern
Stuart Southern
Ian Southern
James Southern
Mark Southern
Stephen Southern
Shaun Southern
Robert Southern
Timothy Southern
Thomas Southern
Christopher Southern
Philip Southern
Alan Southern

Top female forenames

Susan Southern
Julie Southern
Christine Southern
Karen Southern
Sarah Southern
Alison Southern
Jane Southern
Janet Southern
Joan Southern
Patricia Southern
Gillian Southern
Judith Southern
Margaret Southern
Helen Southern
Fiona Southern
Amanda Southern
Jacqueline Southern
Victoria Southern
Barbara Southern
Wendy Southern


  • 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.