Surname statistics for Dickson

There are approximately 23,034 people named Dickson in the UK. That makes it the 438th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 365 are named Dickson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23034438N/A365
United Kingdom (1881 census)110893850.037370
Change since 1881+11945-53-0.001-5
Other Countries
United States34698915N/A129


People with the surname Dickson 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 Dickson are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. SNP (4)
  3. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Dickson
Andrew Dickson
Robert Dickson
David Dickson
James Dickson
William Dickson
Michael Dickson
Ian Dickson
Alan Dickson
Stephen Dickson
Mark Dickson
Peter Dickson
Richard Dickson
Paul Dickson
George Dickson
Brian Dickson
Christopher Dickson
Thomas Dickson
Stuart Dickson
Kenneth Dickson

Top female forenames

Margaret Dickson
Elizabeth Dickson
Jane Dickson
Helen Dickson
Anne Dickson
Caroline Dickson
Mary Dickson
Fiona Dickson
Alison Dickson
Patricia Dickson
Susan Dickson
Karen Dickson
Sarah Dickson
Sandra Dickson
Janet Dickson
Linda Dickson
Gillian Dickson
Maureen Dickson
Jennifer Dickson
Pauline Dickson


  • 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.