Surname statistics for Daly

There are approximately 20,949 people named Daly in the UK. That makes it the 480th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 332 are named Daly.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20949480N/A332
United Kingdom (1881 census)295715190.01099
Change since 1881+17992+1039+0.023+233
Other Countries
United States304341048N/A113


People with the surname Daly are 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 Daly are:

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

Top male forenames

John Daly
Michael Daly
Paul Daly
James Daly
Patrick Daly
Stephen Daly
David Daly
Richard Daly
Sean Daly
Peter Daly
Kevin Daly
Mark Daly
Anthony Daly
Thomas Daly
Martin Daly
William Daly
Andrew Daly
Daniel Daly
Christopher Daly
Brian Daly

Top female forenames

Mary Daly
Jane Daly
Helen Daly
Susan Daly
Sarah Daly
Angela Daly
Julie Daly
Catherine Daly
Patricia Daly
Elizabeth Daly
Karen Daly
Margaret Daly
Anne Daly
Jacqueline Daly
Kathleen Daly
Fiona Daly
Eileen Daly
Jennifer Daly
Linda Daly
Lisa Daly


  • 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.