Surname statistics for Baker

There are approximately 139,740 people named Baker in the UK. That makes it the 40th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,212 are named Baker.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13974040N/A2212
United Kingdom (1881 census)65620350.2192191
Change since 1881+74120-5+0.002+21
Other Countries
United States41335138N/A1532


People with the surname Baker 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 Baker are:

  1. Conservative (15)
  2. Labour (9)
  3. Liberal Democrat (9)
  4. UKIP (3)
  5. Plaid Cymru (1)
  6. Green (1)
  7. Non Aligned (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Baker
John Baker
Paul Baker
Richard Baker
Andrew Baker
Michael Baker
Stephen Baker
Mark Baker
Christopher Baker
Peter Baker
Robert Baker
James Baker
Simon Baker
Anthony Baker
Ian Baker
Alan Baker
Steven Baker
Matthew Baker
Martin Baker
Philip Baker

Top female forenames

Susan Baker
Sarah Baker
Margaret Baker
Patricia Baker
Helen Baker
Elizabeth Baker
Christine Baker
Julie Baker
Janet Baker
Karen Baker
Jennifer Baker
Linda Baker
Deborah Baker
Alison Baker
Carol Baker
Mary Baker
Claire Baker
Anne Baker
Jane Baker
Amanda Baker


  • 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.