Surname statistics for Craven

There are approximately 10,921 people named Craven in the UK. That makes it the 962nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 173 are named Craven.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)10921962N/A173
United Kingdom (1881 census)57817700.019193
Change since 1881+5140-192-0.002-20
Other Countries
United States151492201N/A56


People with the surname Craven are considerably 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Craven
Paul Craven
John Craven
Richard Craven
Peter Craven
Andrew Craven
Michael Craven
James Craven
Mark Craven
Stephen Craven
Philip Craven
Anthony Craven
Martin Craven
Robert Craven
William Craven
Alan Craven
Simon Craven
Ian Craven
Matthew Craven
Christopher Craven

Top female forenames

Susan Craven
Patricia Craven
Anne Craven
Alison Craven
Margaret Craven
Mary Craven
Jane Craven
Helen Craven
Joanne Craven
Wendy Craven
Janet Craven
Pauline Craven
Sarah Craven
Jennifer Craven
Catherine Craven
Barbara Craven
Pamela Craven
Jacqueline Craven
Amanda Craven
Paula Craven


  • 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.