Surname statistics for Flanagan

There are approximately 13,728 people named Flanagan in the UK. That makes it the 744th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 217 are named Flanagan.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13728744N/A217
United Kingdom (1881 census)234719040.00878
Change since 1881+11381+1160+0.014+139
Other Countries
United States295631079N/A110


People with the surname Flanagan 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.

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

  1. Labour (1)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Flanagan
John Flanagan
Paul Flanagan
Mark Flanagan
David Flanagan
Stephen Flanagan
James Flanagan
Thomas Flanagan
Peter Flanagan
Martin Flanagan
Patrick Flanagan
Brian Flanagan
Christopher Flanagan
Anthony Flanagan
Kevin Flanagan
Neil Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
William Flanagan
Richard Flanagan
Steven Flanagan

Top female forenames

Margaret Flanagan
Angela Flanagan
Elizabeth Flanagan
Susan Flanagan
Julie Flanagan
Caroline Flanagan
Ann Flanagan
Christine Flanagan
Patricia Flanagan
Lisa Flanagan
Sandra Flanagan
Catherine Flanagan
Mary Flanagan
Clare Flanagan
Deborah Flanagan
Kathleen Flanagan
Sally Flanagan
Barbara Flanagan
Fiona Flanagan
Anne Flanagan


  • 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.