Surname statistics for Franklin

There are approximately 23,375 people named Franklin in the UK. That makes it the 429th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 370 are named Franklin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23375429N/A370
United Kingdom (1881 census)99454330.033332
Change since 1881+13430+4+0.004+38
Other Countries
United States114859236N/A426


People with the surname Franklin 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 Franklin are:

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

Top male forenames

John Franklin
David Franklin
Paul Franklin
Michael Franklin
Richard Franklin
Mark Franklin
Stephen Franklin
Peter Franklin
Robert Franklin
James Franklin
Neil Franklin
Christopher Franklin
Ian Franklin
Anthony Franklin
Alan Franklin
Andrew Franklin
Simon Franklin
Gary Franklin
William Franklin
Timothy Franklin

Top female forenames

Sarah Franklin
Susan Franklin
Helen Franklin
Jennifer Franklin
Amanda Franklin
Jane Franklin
Linda Franklin
Patricia Franklin
Emma Franklin
Christine Franklin
Karen Franklin
Jacqueline Franklin
Julie Franklin
Victoria Franklin
Elizabeth Franklin
Nicola Franklin
Heather Franklin
Caroline Franklin
Margaret Franklin
Janet Franklin


  • 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.