Surname statistics for Bowie

There are approximately 4,406 people named Bowie in the UK. That makes it the 2,374th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 70 are named Bowie.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44062374N/A70
United Kingdom (1881 census)260917150.00987
Change since 1881+1797-659-0.002-17
Other Countries
United States109433036N/A41


People with the surname Bowie 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bowie
John Bowie
James Bowie
Andrew Bowie
Robert Bowie
William Bowie
Ian Bowie
Alan Bowie
Stuart Bowie
Martin Bowie
Michael Bowie
George Bowie
Neil Bowie
Gordon Bowie
Ronald Bowie
Shaun Bowie
Alexander Bowie
Thomas Bowie
Duncan Bowie
Kenneth Bowie

Top female forenames

Sheila Bowie
Alison Bowie
Helen Bowie
Wendy Bowie
Elizabeth Bowie
Ruth Bowie
Judith Bowie
Karen Bowie
Christine Bowie
Irene Bowie
Audrey Bowie
Catherine Bowie
Susan Bowie
Sharon Bowie
Rachel Bowie
Lisa Bowie
Margaret Bowie
Jill Bowie
Marie Bowie
Gina Bowie


  • 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.