Surname statistics for Dexter

There are approximately 4,600 people named Dexter in the UK. That makes it the 2,283rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 73 are named Dexter.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)46002283N/A73
United Kingdom (1881 census)220020270.00773
Change since 1881+2400-25600
Other Countries
United States96603390N/A36

Top male forenames

John Dexter
Paul Dexter
David Dexter
Mark Dexter
Stephen Dexter
Martin Dexter
Andrew Dexter
Alan Dexter
James Dexter
Roman Dexter
Richard Dexter
Geoffrey Dexter
Neil Dexter
Robert Dexter
Lee Dexter
Stuart Dexter
Philip Dexter
Simon Dexter
Matthew Dexter
Ian Dexter

Top female forenames

Helen Dexter
Christine Dexter
Marilyn Dexter
Emma Dexter
Karen Dexter
Jane Dexter
Linda Dexter
Susan Dexter
Julie Dexter
Margaret Dexter
Claire Dexter
Amanda Dexter
Valerie Dexter
Patricia Dexter
Juliet Dexter
Sarah Dexter
Lesley Dexter
Rosalyn Dexter
Gillian Dexter
Nicola Dexter


  • 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.