Surname statistics for Dolby

There are approximately 2,897 people named Dolby in the UK. That makes it the 3,360th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 46 are named Dolby.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28973360N/A46
United Kingdom (1881 census)111635900.00437
Change since 1881+1781+230+0.001+9
Other Countries
United States139818298N/A5


People with the surname Dolby 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 Sleaford Independent.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Dolby are:

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

Top male forenames

Mark Dolby
Peter Dolby
Christopher Dolby
Richard Dolby
Alan Dolby
Michael Dolby
Lee Dolby
Andrew Dolby
Robert Dolby
David Dolby
John Dolby
Stuart Dolby
Darren Dolby
James Dolby
Nigel Dolby
Ian Dolby
Jonathan Dolby
Paul Dolby
Leonard Dolby
Anthony Dolby

Top female forenames

Caroline Dolby
Emma Dolby
Lynn Dolby
Elizabeth Dolby
Christine Dolby
Eileen Dolby
Louise Dolby
Rebecca Dolby
Rebekah Dolby
Sarah Dolby
Sheila Dolby
Carol Dolby
Claire Dolby
Samantha Dolby
Marie Dolby
Anne Dolby
Karen Dolby
Jane Dolby
Brenda Dolby
Angela Dolby


  • 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.