Surname statistics for Cleaver

There are approximately 5,493 people named Cleaver in the UK. That makes it the 1,900th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 87 are named Cleaver.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)54931900N/A87
United Kingdom (1881 census)253917670.00885
Change since 1881+2954-133+0.001+2
Other Countries
United States44766915N/A17


People with the surname Cleaver 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Cleaver
Michael Cleaver
Paul Cleaver
Andrew Cleaver
Anthony Cleaver
John Cleaver
Ian Cleaver
Simon Cleaver
Stephen Cleaver
Gary Cleaver
Martin Cleaver
Richard Cleaver
Peter Cleaver
James Cleaver
Robert Cleaver
Mark Cleaver
Matthew Cleaver
Colin Cleaver
Graham Cleaver
Marcus Cleaver

Top female forenames

Sarah Cleaver
Jane Cleaver
Helen Cleaver
Jacqueline Cleaver
Lisa Cleaver
Julie Cleaver
Joanne Cleaver
Elizabeth Cleaver
Andrea Cleaver
Claire Cleaver
June Cleaver
Susan Cleaver
Linda Cleaver
Caroline Cleaver
Wendy Cleaver
Janice Cleaver
Patricia Cleaver
Mary Cleaver
Tracey Cleaver
Janet Cleaver


  • 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.