Surname statistics for Fish

There are approximately 9,347 people named Fish in the UK. That makes it the 1,133rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 148 are named Fish.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)93471133N/A148
United Kingdom (1881 census)55778000.019186
Change since 1881+3770-333-0.004-38
Other Countries
United States246121314N/A91


People with the surname Fish are less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Fish
John Fish
Michael Fish
Andrew Fish
Peter Fish
Robert Fish
Stephen Fish
Anthony Fish
Christopher Fish
Paul Fish
Simon Fish
James Fish
Jonathan Fish
Alan Fish
Mark Fish
Brian Fish
Graham Fish
Colin Fish
Martin Fish
Richard Fish

Top female forenames

Jane Fish
Margaret Fish
Caroline Fish
Susan Fish
Julie Fish
Angela Fish
Sarah Fish
Sharon Fish
Nicola Fish
Helen Fish
Emma Fish
Catherine Fish
Anne Fish
Diane Fish
Rachel Fish
Carol Fish
Julia Fish
Judith Fish
Mary Fish
Jean Fish


  • 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.