Surname statistics for Driver

There are approximately 9,485 people named Driver in the UK. That makes it the 1,104th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 150 are named Driver.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)94851104N/A150
United Kingdom (1881 census)55498030.019185
Change since 1881+3936-301-0.004-35
Other Countries
United States150362219N/A56


People with the surname Driver 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Driver
John Driver
Michael Driver
Stephen Driver
James Driver
Andrew Driver
Paul Driver
Peter Driver
Christopher Driver
Matthew Driver
Ian Driver
Graham Driver
Neil Driver
Mark Driver
Simon Driver
Robert Driver
Steven Driver
Geoffrey Driver
Richard Driver
Adam Driver

Top female forenames

Christine Driver
Gillian Driver
Susan Driver
Karen Driver
Elizabeth Driver
Sarah Driver
Caroline Driver
Sharon Driver
Anita Driver
Margaret Driver
Carol Driver
Julie Driver
Pauline Driver
Virginia Driver
Lucy Driver
Elaine Driver
Jacqueline Driver
Mary Driver
Jean Driver
Pamela Driver


  • 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.