Surname statistics for Stevens

There are approximately 73,696 people named Stevens in the UK. That makes it the 97th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,166 are named Stevens.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)7369697N/A1166
United Kingdom (1881 census)312631030.1041044
Change since 1881+42433+6+0.013+122
Other Countries
United States181417122N/A672


People with the surname Stevens are slightly 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 Stevens are:

  1. Conservative (9)
  2. Labour (6)
  3. Liberal Democrat (3)
  4. Independent (3)
  5. UKIP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Paul Stevens
David Stevens
Mark Stevens
John Stevens
Andrew Stevens
Michael Stevens
Richard Stevens
Robert Stevens
Peter Stevens
Anthony Stevens
Christopher Stevens
Alan Stevens
Gary Stevens
Martin Stevens
James Stevens
Matthew Stevens
Ian Stevens
Philip Stevens
Colin Stevens
Brian Stevens

Top female forenames

Susan Stevens
Helen Stevens
Jane Stevens
Julie Stevens
Christine Stevens
Linda Stevens
Patricia Stevens
Margaret Stevens
Janet Stevens
Elizabeth Stevens
Jacqueline Stevens
Amanda Stevens
Sarah Stevens
Claire Stevens
Karen Stevens
Anne Stevens
Sharon Stevens
Samantha Stevens
Emma Stevens
Joanne Stevens


  • 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.