Surname statistics for Abbas

There are approximately 9,460 people named Abbas in the UK. That makes it the 1,109th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 150 are named Abbas.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)94601109N/A150
United Kingdom (1881 census)2289520less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+9458+288411
Other Countries
United States31999348N/A12


People with the surname Abbas 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Syed Abbas
Ghulam Abbas
Mohammed Abbas
Muhammad Abbas
Ali Abbas
Zaheer Abbas
Mohammad Abbas
Nadeem Abbas
Tahir Abbas
Nasir Abbas
Waseem Abbas
Qaisar Abbas
Ahmed Abbas
Azhar Abbas
Haider Abbas
Hussain Abbas
Imran Abbas
Mohsin Abbas
Wasim Abbas
Sajid Abbas

Top female forenames

Zahida Abbas
Syeda Abbas
Shabana Abbas
Karen Abbas
Nadia Abbas
Iffat Abbas
Aysha Abbas
Fatima Abbas
Sana Abbas
Tazeem Abbas
Rizwana Abbas
Eileen Abbas
Nargis Abbas
Natasha Abbas
Iman Abbas
Saima Abbas
Svetlana Abbas
Elizabeth Abbas
Ghezala Abbas
Iris Abbas


  • 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.