Surname statistics for Amos

There are approximately 10,467 people named Amos in the UK. That makes it the 1,013rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 166 are named Amos.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)104671013N/A166
United Kingdom (1881 census)49219070.016164
Change since 1881+5546-106+0.001+2
Other Countries
United States228171436N/A85


People with the surname Amos 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 Amos are:

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

Top male forenames

David Amos
Michael Amos
John Amos
Peter Amos
Paul Amos
Mark Amos
James Amos
Robert Amos
Stephen Amos
Richard Amos
Christopher Amos
Andrew Amos
Philip Amos
Simon Amos
William Amos
Anthony Amos
Thomas Amos
Steven Amos
Stuart Amos
Roger Amos

Top female forenames

Susan Amos
Patricia Amos
Linda Amos
Margaret Amos
Sarah Amos
Janet Amos
Alison Amos
Elizabeth Amos
Lucy Amos
Julie Amos
Karen Amos
Sandra Amos
Rebecca Amos
Sharon Amos
Pamela Amos
Christine Amos
Hilary Amos
Valerie Amos
Gillian Amos
Dorothy Amos


  • 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.