Surname statistics for Duke

There are approximately 7,464 people named Duke in the UK. That makes it the 1,452nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 118 are named Duke.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)74641452N/A118
United Kingdom (1881 census)347913100.012116
Change since 1881+3985-1420+2
Other Countries
United States33745952N/A125

Top male forenames

John Duke
Michael Duke
David Duke
Peter Duke
Robert Duke
Paul Duke
Christopher Duke
Mark Duke
Anthony Duke
Stephen Duke
James Duke
Graham Duke
Andrew Duke
Richard Duke
Brian Duke
Philip Duke
Ian Duke
William Duke
Nicholas Duke
Alexander Duke

Top female forenames

Susan Duke
Claire Duke
Jennifer Duke
Kathleen Duke
Sandra Duke
Lisa Duke
Margaret Duke
Anne Duke
Judith Duke
Christine Duke
Patricia Duke
Melanie Duke
Jacqueline Duke
Sharon Duke
Catherine Duke
Pamela Duke
Elizabeth Duke
Rebecca Duke
Tracey Duke
Vivienne Duke


  • 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.