Surname statistics for Fisher

There are approximately 76,333 people named Fisher in the UK. That makes it the 94th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,208 are named Fisher.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)7633394N/A1208
United Kingdom (1881 census)35052910.1171170
Change since 1881+41281-3+0.004+38
Other Countries
United States210279100N/A780


People with the surname Fisher are slightly 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (7)
  2. Liberal Democrat (7)
  3. Labour (4)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. Non-Aligned (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Fisher
John Fisher
Paul Fisher
Michael Fisher
Andrew Fisher
Mark Fisher
Stephen Fisher
Robert Fisher
James Fisher
Peter Fisher
Simon Fisher
Richard Fisher
Ian Fisher
Alan Fisher
William Fisher
Anthony Fisher
Christopher Fisher
Martin Fisher
Brian Fisher
Jonathan Fisher

Top female forenames

Susan Fisher
Margaret Fisher
Sarah Fisher
Julie Fisher
Jane Fisher
Christine Fisher
Karen Fisher
Helen Fisher
Elizabeth Fisher
Patricia Fisher
Linda Fisher
Claire Fisher
Joanne Fisher
Alison Fisher
Jacqueline Fisher
Mary Fisher
Ann Fisher
Janet Fisher
Catherine Fisher
Pamela Fisher


  • 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.