Surname statistics for Briggs

There are approximately 26,288 people named Briggs in the UK. That makes it the 372nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 416 are named Briggs.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26288372N/A416
United Kingdom (1881 census)162652400.054543
Change since 1881+10023-132-0.012-127
Other Countries
United States57297522N/A212


People with the surname Briggs are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Briggs are:

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

Top male forenames

John Briggs
David Briggs
Michael Briggs
Andrew Briggs
Paul Briggs
Peter Briggs
Robert Briggs
Stephen Briggs
Mark Briggs
Richard Briggs
James Briggs
Simon Briggs
Christopher Briggs
Alan Briggs
Martin Briggs
Nicholas Briggs
Steven Briggs
Jonathan Briggs
Philip Briggs
Ian Briggs

Top female forenames

Susan Briggs
Helen Briggs
Sarah Briggs
Patricia Briggs
Margaret Briggs
Elizabeth Briggs
Janet Briggs
Julie Briggs
Pauline Briggs
Carol Briggs
Caroline Briggs
Catherine Briggs
Emma Briggs
Joanne Briggs
Joan Briggs
Diane Briggs
Karen Briggs
Amanda Briggs
Gillian Briggs
Valerie Briggs


  • 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.