Surname statistics for Daniel

There are approximately 17,063 people named Daniel in the UK. That makes it the 588th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 270 are named Daniel.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)17063588N/A270
United Kingdom (1881 census)66166410.022221
Change since 1881+10447+53+0.005+49
Other Countries
United States75135380N/A278


People with the surname Daniel 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.

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

  1. Labour (4)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Daniel
John Daniel
Andrew Daniel
Paul Daniel
Richard Daniel
Mark Daniel
Michael Daniel
Peter Daniel
Simon Daniel
Robert Daniel
Christopher Daniel
Stephen Daniel
James Daniel
Alan Daniel
Raymond Daniel
Ian Daniel
William Daniel
Anthony Daniel
Craig Daniel
Gareth Daniel

Top female forenames

Susan Daniel
Sarah Daniel
Julie Daniel
Linda Daniel
Alison Daniel
Angela Daniel
Kathleen Daniel
Carol Daniel
Karen Daniel
Margaret Daniel
Amanda Daniel
Elizabeth Daniel
Emma Daniel
Rebecca Daniel
Janet Daniel
Patricia Daniel
Helen Daniel
Sharon Daniel
Mary Daniel
Deborah Daniel


  • 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.