Surname statistics for Carr

There are approximately 47,959 people named Carr in the UK. That makes it the 166th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 759 are named Carr.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)47959166N/A759
United Kingdom (1881 census)216101630.072722
Change since 1881+26349-3+0.004+37
Other Countries
United States113892239N/A422


People with the surname Carr 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 Carr are:

  1. Conservative (10)
  2. Liberal Democrat (5)
  3. Labour (3)
  4. Barnsley Independent Group (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Carr
Michael Carr
John Carr
Andrew Carr
Paul Carr
Peter Carr
Stephen Carr
Robert Carr
Richard Carr
James Carr
Christopher Carr
Ian Carr
Anthony Carr
Simon Carr
Alan Carr
William Carr
Philip Carr
Thomas Carr
Martin Carr
Jonathan Carr

Top female forenames

Susan Carr
Sarah Carr
Jane Carr
Margaret Carr
Lisa Carr
Elizabeth Carr
Helen Carr
Janet Carr
Carol Carr
Julie Carr
Catherine Carr
Sharon Carr
Patricia Carr
Karen Carr
Gillian Carr
Christine Carr
Jennifer Carr
Angela Carr
Rachel Carr
Linda Carr


  • 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.