Surname statistics for Galvin

There are approximately 5,331 people named Galvin in the UK. That makes it the 1,976th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 84 are named Galvin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)53311976N/A84
United Kingdom (1881 census)64455910.00222
Change since 1881+4687+3615+0.006+62
Other Countries
United States114992870N/A43


People with the surname Galvin are slightly more 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 Galvin are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Green (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Galvin
Michael Galvin
Robert Galvin
Patrick Galvin
Paul Galvin
Mark Galvin
David Galvin
Andrew Galvin
Thomas Galvin
Richard Galvin
James Galvin
Anthony Galvin
Stephen Galvin
Peter Galvin
Martin Galvin
Christopher Galvin
Daniel Galvin
Kevin Galvin
Terence Galvin
Jason Galvin

Top female forenames

Patricia Galvin
Susan Galvin
Margaret Galvin
Denise Galvin
Julie Galvin
Alison Galvin
Linda Galvin
Catherine Galvin
Christine Galvin
Jill Galvin
Carol Galvin
Suzanna Galvin
Lesley Galvin
Karen Galvin
Janet Galvin
Anne Galvin
Joanna Galvin
Ruth Galvin
Fiona Galvin
Eileen Galvin


  • 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.