Surname statistics for Bright

There are approximately 12,682 people named Bright in the UK. That makes it the 795th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 201 are named Bright.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12682795N/A201
United Kingdom (1881 census)60557290.020202
Change since 1881+6627-660-1
Other Countries
United States32042992N/A119


People with the surname Bright are 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 Bright are:

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bright
Peter Bright
Robert Bright
John Bright
Paul Bright
Richard Bright
Andrew Bright
Stephen Bright
Christopher Bright
Ian Bright
Alan Bright
Simon Bright
Keith Bright
Anthony Bright
James Bright
Graham Bright
Kevin Bright
Mark Bright
Barry Bright
Martin Bright

Top female forenames

Susan Bright
Lisa Bright
Sarah Bright
Alison Bright
Dawn Bright
Jennifer Bright
Claire Bright
Julie Bright
Linda Bright
Deborah Bright
Louise Bright
Margaret Bright
Christine Bright
Helen Bright
Patricia Bright
Elaine Bright
Mary Bright
Catherine Bright
Joan Bright
Nicola Bright


  • 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.