Surname statistics for Alam

There are approximately 12,373 people named Alam in the UK. That makes it the 817th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 196 are named Alam.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12373817N/A196
United Kingdom (1881 census)4171469less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+12369+170652+0.02
Other Countries
United States44556942N/A16

Top male forenames

Mohammed Alam
Mohammad Alam
Syed Alam
Muhammad Alam
Shamsul Alam
Shah Alam
Jahangir Alam
Mahbub Alam
Mahbubul Alam
Saiful Alam
Khurshid Alam
Abu Alam
Nurul Alam
Ashraful Alam
Aftab Alam
Mohamed Alam
Mahboob Alam
Mehboob Alam
Sheikh Alam
Abdul Alam

Top female forenames

Sadia Alam
Rehana Alam
Syeda Alam
Bushra Alam
Razia Alam
Nabila Alam
Nasima Alam
Soyful Alam
Sabrina Alam
Hamra Alam
Asma Alam
Zarina Alam
Fareena Alam
Nargis Alam
Suraiya Alam
Sabina Alam
Nosheena Alam
Monowara Alam
Faria Alam
Shazia Alam


  • 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.