Surname statistics for Wild

There are approximately 17,039 people named Wild in the UK. That makes it the 590th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 270 are named Wild.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)17039590N/A270
United Kingdom (1881 census)122013530.041407
Change since 1881+4838-237-0.014-137
Other Countries
United States80914030N/A30


People with the surname Wild are slightly 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 Wild are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Green (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Wild
John Wild
Peter Wild
Michael Wild
Stephen Wild
Mark Wild
Richard Wild
Andrew Wild
James Wild
Christopher Wild
Jonathan Wild
Paul Wild
Robert Wild
Martin Wild
Steven Wild
Anthony Wild
Ian Wild
Daniel Wild
Thomas Wild
Graham Wild

Top female forenames

Susan Wild
Christine Wild
Helen Wild
Karen Wild
Deborah Wild
Jacqueline Wild
Carol Wild
Valerie Wild
Gillian Wild
Margaret Wild
Lesley Wild
Angela Wild
Elizabeth Wild
Sarah Wild
Pauline Wild
Joanne Wild
Jane Wild
Julie Wild
Barbara Wild
Pamela Wild


  • 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.