Surname statistics for Walls

There are approximately 5,452 people named Walls in the UK. That makes it the 1,916th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 86 are named Walls.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)54521916N/A86
United Kingdom (1881 census)360212530.012120
Change since 1881+1850-663-0.003-34
Other Countries
United States39166801N/A145


People with the surname Walls 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

Michael Walls
David Walls
Stephen Walls
Andrew Walls
John Walls
Christopher Walls
Mark Walls
Robert Walls
William Walls
Richard Walls
Peter Walls
Martin Walls
James Walls
Paul Walls
Brian Walls
Kevin Walls
Thomas Walls
Timothy Walls
Philip Walls
Raymond Walls

Top female forenames

Ann Walls
Susan Walls
Catherine Walls
Deborah Walls
Donna Walls
Patricia Walls
Pauline Walls
Sara Walls
Margaret Walls
Louise Walls
Stephanie Walls
Lesley Walls
Jacqueline Walls
Mary Walls
Natasha Walls
Nicola Walls
Ruth Walls
Angela Walls
Sandra Walls
Sarah Walls


  • 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.