Surname statistics for Gilchrist

There are approximately 7,351 people named Gilchrist in the UK. That makes it the 1,469th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 116 are named Gilchrist.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)73511469N/A116
United Kingdom (1881 census)439010220.015147
Change since 1881+2961-447-0.003-31
Other Countries
United States122102703N/A45


People with the surname Gilchrist are slightly 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 Liberal Democrat.

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

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

Top male forenames

James Gilchrist
David Gilchrist
John Gilchrist
Andrew Gilchrist
Robert Gilchrist
Iain Gilchrist
Paul Gilchrist
Ian Gilchrist
Alan Gilchrist
William Gilchrist
Thomas Gilchrist
Stephen Gilchrist
Colin Gilchrist
Martin Gilchrist
Brian Gilchrist
Jonathan Gilchrist
Edward Gilchrist
Michael Gilchrist
Alexander Gilchrist
Philip Gilchrist

Top female forenames

Angela Gilchrist
Susan Gilchrist
Mary Gilchrist
Christina Gilchrist
Margaret Gilchrist
Helen Gilchrist
Patricia Gilchrist
Elizabeth Gilchrist
Alison Gilchrist
Fiona Gilchrist
Marion Gilchrist
Jacqueline Gilchrist
Sharon Gilchrist
Pamela Gilchrist
Karen Gilchrist
Sandra Gilchrist
Georgina Gilchrist
Donna Gilchrist
Lesley Gilchrist
Caroline Gilchrist


  • 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.