Surname statistics for Alder

There are approximately 4,414 people named Alder in the UK. That makes it the 2,366th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 70 are named Alder.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44142366N/A70
United Kingdom (1881 census)214020800.00771
Change since 1881+2274-2860-1
Other Countries
United States34718712N/A13


People with the surname Alder 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

David Alder
Stephen Alder
John Alder
James Alder
Michael Alder
Andrew Alder
Mark Alder
George Alder
Peter Alder
Christopher Alder
Paul Alder
Richard Alder
Robert Alder
Timothy Alder
Anthony Alder
Jonathan Alder
Jeremy Alder
Graham Alder
Geoffrey Alder
Colin Alder

Top female forenames

Susan Alder
Elizabeth Alder
Maria Alder
Janet Alder
Linda Alder
Kathleen Alder
Sarah Alder
Sharon Alder
Nicola Alder
Wendy Alder
Karen Alder
June Alder
Julie Alder
Catherine Alder
Ruth Alder
Claire Alder
Christine Alder
Jacqueline Alder
Fiona Alder
Angela Alder


  • 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.