Surname statistics for Bate

There are approximately 8,876 people named Bate in the UK. That makes it the 1,198th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 140 are named Bate.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)88761198N/A140
United Kingdom (1881 census)50758780.017169
Change since 1881+3801-320-0.003-29
Other Countries
United States174715408N/A6

Top male forenames

David Bate
Paul Bate
John Bate
Andrew Bate
Stephen Bate
Richard Bate
Peter Bate
Anthony Bate
Michael Bate
Steven Bate
Christopher Bate
Mark Bate
Nicholas Bate
Darren Bate
Gary Bate
Ian Bate
Simon Bate
William Bate
Martin Bate
Robert Bate

Top female forenames

Alison Bate
Barbara Bate
Emma Bate
Elizabeth Bate
Elaine Bate
Jacqueline Bate
Karen Bate
Louise Bate
Susan Bate
Lesley Bate
Sarah Bate
Margaret Bate
Helen Bate
Christine Bate
Joanne Bate
Mary Bate
Linda Bate
Amanda Bate
Caroline Bate
Nicola Bate


  • 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.