Surname statistics for Creighton

There are approximately 3,181 people named Creighton in the UK. That makes it the 3,135th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 50 are named Creighton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31813135N/A50
United Kingdom (1881 census)118134240.00439
Change since 1881+2000+289+0.001+11
Other Countries
United States71264567N/A26

Top male forenames

David Creighton
John Creighton
Andrew Creighton
William Creighton
Steven Creighton
Michael Creighton
Robert Creighton
Sean Creighton
Stephen Creighton
James Creighton
Richard Creighton
Matthew Creighton
Paul Creighton
Lee Creighton
Gary Creighton
Thomas Creighton
Jason Creighton
Robin Creighton
Walter Creighton
Noel Creighton

Top female forenames

Margaret Creighton
Janet Creighton
Carol Creighton
Gillian Creighton
Ann Creighton
Mary Creighton
Sarah Creighton
Lynn Creighton
Sharon Creighton
Anna Creighton
Jackie Creighton
Karen Creighton
Louise Creighton
Jennifer Creighton
Diane Creighton
Harriet Creighton
Fiona Creighton
Hazel Creighton
Julie Creighton
Kathleen Creighton


  • 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.