Surname statistics for Devine

There are approximately 12,203 people named Devine in the UK. That makes it the 829th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 193 are named Devine.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12203829N/A193
United Kingdom (1881 census)298215000.01100
Change since 1881+9221+671+0.009+93
Other Countries
United States230161417N/A85


People with the surname Devine are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Devine are:

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

Top male forenames

John Devine
Paul Devine
James Devine
David Devine
Michael Devine
Robert Devine
Stephen Devine
Andrew Devine
Thomas Devine
Mark Devine
Ian Devine
Patrick Devine
Kevin Devine
William Devine
Joseph Devine
Stuart Devine
Anthony Devine
Sean Devine
Alan Devine
Christopher Devine

Top female forenames

Patricia Devine
Helen Devine
Michelle Devine
Mary Devine
Margaret Devine
Linda Devine
Catherine Devine
Elizabeth Devine
Jacqueline Devine
Jennifer Devine
Sharon Devine
Alison Devine
Fiona Devine
Gillian Devine
Bernadette Devine
Caroline Devine
Sarah Devine
Pauline Devine
Deborah Devine
Julie Devine


  • 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.