Surname statistics for Cliffe

There are approximately 3,481 people named Cliffe in the UK. That makes it the 2,894th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 55 are named Cliffe.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34812894N/A55
United Kingdom (1881 census)188023260.00663
Change since 1881+1601-5680-8
Other Countries
United States37152500less than 0.0011


People with the surname Cliffe 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 Labour.

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Top male forenames

Richard Cliffe
David Cliffe
Andrew Cliffe
Paul Cliffe
Stephen Cliffe
Peter Cliffe
Mark Cliffe
John Cliffe
Philip Cliffe
Roger Cliffe
Anthony Cliffe
Jason Cliffe
Brian Cliffe
Jonathan Cliffe
Simon Cliffe
Nigel Cliffe
Ian Cliffe
Gary Cliffe
Alan Cliffe
Iain Cliffe

Top female forenames

Linda Cliffe
Christine Cliffe
Sarah Cliffe
Susan Cliffe
Amanda Cliffe
Hazel Cliffe
Alison Cliffe
Fiona Cliffe
Margaret Cliffe
Suzanne Cliffe
Jill Cliffe
Alexandra Cliffe
Angela Cliffe
Diane Cliffe
Tolu Cliffe
Patricia Cliffe
Dianne Cliffe
Hilary Cliffe
Elizabeth Cliffe
Mary Cliffe


  • 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.