Surname statistics for Childs

There are approximately 12,065 people named Childs in the UK. That makes it the 845th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 191 are named Childs.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12065845N/A191
United Kingdom (1881 census)55018140.018184
Change since 1881+6564-31+0.001+7
Other Countries
United States272661178N/A101


People with the surname Childs are slightly 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Childs
John Childs
Andrew Childs
Paul Childs
Peter Childs
Robert Childs
Christopher Childs
Mark Childs
Stephen Childs
Michael Childs
James Childs
Anthony Childs
Nicholas Childs
Ian Childs
Lee Childs
Colin Childs
Graham Childs
Kevin Childs
Simon Childs
Roger Childs

Top female forenames

Susan Childs
Sarah Childs
Elizabeth Childs
Angela Childs
Helen Childs
Lisa Childs
Christine Childs
Melanie Childs
Sharon Childs
Alison Childs
Nicola Childs
Ann Childs
Joanne Childs
Janice Childs
Jacqueline Childs
Caroline Childs
Carolyn Childs
Andrea Childs
Frances Childs
June Childs


  • 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.