Surname statistics for Bown

There are approximately 4,479 people named Bown in the UK. That makes it the 2,347th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 71 are named Bown.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44792347N/A71
United Kingdom (1881 census)165626110.00655
Change since 1881+2823+264+0.001+16
Other Countries
United States198613931N/A7


People with the surname Bown 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 Bown are:

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

Top male forenames

Keith Bown
Christopher Bown
Richard Bown
Simon Bown
David Bown
Stephen Bown
Paul Bown
John Bown
Michael Bown
Nicholas Bown
Mark Bown
Gary Bown
Anthony Bown
Andrew Bown
Peter Bown
Ian Bown
Nigel Bown
James Bown
Robert Bown
Steve Bown

Top female forenames

Amanda Bown
Joanne Bown
Margaret Bown
Jacqueline Bown
Jennifer Bown
Susan Bown
Caroline Bown
Helen Bown
Christine Bown
Sarah Bown
Karen Bown
Elizabeth Bown
Alison Bown
Carolyn Bown
Emma Bown
Nicola Bown
Rachel Bown
Deborah Bown
Melita Bown
Lorna Bown


  • 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.