Surname statistics for Davy

There are approximately 5,550 people named Davy in the UK. That makes it the 1,887th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 88 are named Davy.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)55501887N/A88
United Kingdom (1881 census)369312350.012123
Change since 1881+1857-652-0.003-35
Other Countries
United States31769401N/A12


People with the surname Davy are slightly 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 Davy are:

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

Top male forenames

John Davy
Richard Davy
Mark Davy
Peter Davy
Michael Davy
Philip Davy
Christopher Davy
Thomas Davy
Ian Davy
Stephen Davy
Andrew Davy
James Davy
Anthony Davy
Robert Davy
Werner Davy
Lee Davy
Brian Davy
Nigel Davy
Simon Davy
Nicholas Davy

Top female forenames

Karen Davy
Sylvia Davy
Susan Davy
Linda Davy
Vivienne Davy
Claire Davy
Sharon Davy
Felicity Davy
Deborah Davy
Sheila Davy
Clare Davy
Lisa Davy
Eileen Davy
Sandra Davy
Caroline Davy
Sarah Davy
Marie Davy
Jane Davy
Patricia Davy
Lorna Davy


  • 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.