Surname statistics for Gibbon

There are approximately 4,560 people named Gibbon in the UK. That makes it the 2,303rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Gibbon.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45602303N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)303314780.010101
Change since 1881+1527-825-0.003-29
Other Countries
United States139918288N/A5


People with the surname Gibbon 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 Putting Hartlepool First.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Gibbon
John Gibbon
Paul Gibbon
James Gibbon
Stephen Gibbon
Mark Gibbon
Ian Gibbon
Robert Gibbon
Peter Gibbon
Charles Gibbon
Richard Gibbon
Anthony Gibbon
Edward Gibbon
Christopher Gibbon
Nigel Gibbon
William Gibbon
Alan Gibbon
Scott Gibbon
Gareth Gibbon
Henry Gibbon

Top female forenames

Susan Gibbon
Gillian Gibbon
Karen Gibbon
Elizabeth Gibbon
Jane Gibbon
Julie Gibbon
Amanda Gibbon
Margaret Gibbon
Mary Gibbon
Rebecca Gibbon
Catherine Gibbon
Caroline Gibbon
Helen Gibbon
Angela Gibbon
Nadine Gibbon
Barbara Gibbon
Sonia Gibbon
Jean Gibbon
Fiona Gibbon
Sian Gibbon


  • 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.