Surname statistics for Wilkinson

There are approximately 82,978 people named Wilkinson in the UK. That makes it the 84th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,313 are named Wilkinson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)8297884N/A1313
United Kingdom (1881 census)45701630.1531526
Change since 1881+37277-21-0.022-213
Other Countries
United States52483576N/A195


People with the surname Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson are:

  1. Conservative (11)
  2. Labour (10)
  3. Liberal Democrat (3)
  4. Independent (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Wilkinson
John Wilkinson
Paul Wilkinson
Peter Wilkinson
Andrew Wilkinson
Mark Wilkinson
Michael Wilkinson
Robert Wilkinson
James Wilkinson
Ian Wilkinson
Stephen Wilkinson
Alan Wilkinson
Anthony Wilkinson
Christopher Wilkinson
Richard Wilkinson
Simon Wilkinson
William Wilkinson
Graham Wilkinson
Neil Wilkinson
Philip Wilkinson

Top female forenames

Susan Wilkinson
Sarah Wilkinson
Julie Wilkinson
Margaret Wilkinson
Elizabeth Wilkinson
Linda Wilkinson
Helen Wilkinson
Emma Wilkinson
Jane Wilkinson
Karen Wilkinson
Patricia Wilkinson
Sandra Wilkinson
Claire Wilkinson
Joanne Wilkinson
Janet Wilkinson
Christine Wilkinson
Angela Wilkinson
Lisa Wilkinson
Mary Wilkinson
Anne Wilkinson


  • 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.