Surname statistics for Boyle

There are approximately 28,333 people named Boyle in the UK. That makes it the 330th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 448 are named Boyle.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28333330N/A448
United Kingdom (1881 census)77705420.026259
Change since 1881+20563+212+0.019+189
Other Countries
United States39141802N/A145


People with the surname Boyle 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 SNP.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Boyle are:

  1. SNP (2)
  2. Conservative (1)
  3. Labour (1)
  4. Liberal Democrat (1)
  5. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Boyle
Michael Boyle
James Boyle
David Boyle
Stephen Boyle
Patrick Boyle
Andrew Boyle
Peter Boyle
Anthony Boyle
Paul Boyle
Christopher Boyle
Joseph Boyle
Robert Boyle
Thomas Boyle
Richard Boyle
Martin Boyle
Kevin Boyle
William Boyle
Edward Boyle
Alan Boyle

Top female forenames

Margaret Boyle
Anne Boyle
Mary Boyle
Sarah Boyle
Susan Boyle
Catherine Boyle
Helen Boyle
Karen Boyle
Fiona Boyle
Jacqueline Boyle
Elizabeth Boyle
Ann Boyle
Jane Boyle
Joanne Boyle
Caroline Boyle
Alison Boyle
Amanda Boyle
Michelle Boyle
Maria Boyle
Kathleen Boyle


  • 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.