Surname statistics for Geddes

There are approximately 7,586 people named Geddes in the UK. That makes it the 1,419th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 120 are named Geddes.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)75861419N/A120
United Kingdom (1881 census)359012580.012120
Change since 1881+3996-16100
Other Countries
United States35868462N/A13


People with the surname Geddes are 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 Geddes are:

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

Top male forenames

John Geddes
David Geddes
Robert Geddes
William Geddes
James Geddes
Michael Geddes
Andrew Geddes
Alexander Geddes
Richard Geddes
Neil Geddes
Paul Geddes
Peter Geddes
Stephen Geddes
Alan Geddes
Mark Geddes
Brian Geddes
Alistair Geddes
Graham Geddes
Christopher Geddes
Eric Geddes

Top female forenames

Nicola Geddes
Margaret Geddes
Mary Geddes
Anne Geddes
Elizabeth Geddes
Susan Geddes
Patricia Geddes
Janet Geddes
Jacqueline Geddes
Christine Geddes
Linda Geddes
Carol Geddes
Gillian Geddes
Pauline Geddes
Jane Geddes
Tina Geddes
Helen Geddes
Sandra Geddes
Jennifer Geddes
June Geddes


  • 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.