Surname statistics for Davey

There are approximately 26,418 people named Davey in the UK. That makes it the 370th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 418 are named Davey.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26418370N/A418
United Kingdom (1881 census)123123460.041411
Change since 1881+14106-24+0.001+7
Other Countries
United States88163696N/A33


People with the surname Davey are more 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 Davey are:

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Labour (5)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Green (1)
  5. Ashford Independents (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Davey
Michael Davey
Peter Davey
Paul Davey
Andrew Davey
Mark Davey
Christopher Davey
James Davey
Richard Davey
Simon Davey
Robert Davey
Stephen Davey
Ian Davey
Martin Davey
Anthony Davey
Alan Davey
Brian Davey
Philip Davey
Jonathan Davey
William Davey

Top female forenames

Susan Davey
Sarah Davey
Christine Davey
Alison Davey
Linda Davey
NIcola Davey
Gillian Davey
Deborah Davey
Caroline Davey
Joanne Davey
Jennifer Davey
Patricia Davey
Karen Davey
Helen Davey
Mary Davey
Elizabeth Davey
Margaret Davey
Jacqueline Davey
Claire Davey
Sharon Davey


  • 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.