Surname statistics for Brighton

There are approximately 2,126 people named Brighton in the UK. That makes it the 4,277th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 34 are named Brighton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21264277N/A34
United Kingdom (1881 census)106037450.00435
Change since 1881+1066-532-0.001-1
Other Countries
United States132619007less than 0.0015


People with the surname Brighton 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Brighton
Mark Brighton
David Brighton
Richard Brighton
Paul Brighton
Gary Brighton
John Brighton
Christopher Brighton
Stephen Brighton
George Brighton
Geoffrey Brighton
Alan Brighton
Andrew Brighton
Mike Brighton
Maxwell Brighton
Anthony Brighton
Timothy Brighton

Top female forenames

Eileen Brighton
Sarah Brighton
Linda Brighton
Nicola Brighton
Margaret Brighton
Catherine Brighton
Barbara Brighton
Julie Brighton
Karen Brighton
Patricia Brighton
Joan Brighton
Melanie Brighton
Jane Brighton
Diana Brighton
Rachel Brighton
Shiralee Brighton
Pamela Brighton


  • 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.