Surname statistics for Goddard

There are approximately 25,412 people named Goddard in the UK. That makes it the 385th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 402 are named Goddard.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)25412385N/A402
United Kingdom (1881 census)120423560.040402
Change since 1881+13370-2900
Other Countries
United States151572200N/A56


People with the surname Goddard 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 Goddard are:

  1. Conservative (5)
  2. Labour (4)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Goddard
Paul Goddard
John Goddard
Peter Goddard
Andrew Goddard
Mark Goddard
Michael Goddard
Simon Goddard
James Goddard
Richard Goddard
Christopher Goddard
Anthony Goddard
Stephen Goddard
Robert Goddard
Ian Goddard
Keith Goddard
Philip Goddard
Steven Goddard
Martin Goddard
Matthew Goddard

Top female forenames

Susan Goddard
Karen Goddard
Linda Goddard
Elizabeth Goddard
Rachel Goddard
Pamela Goddard
Joanne Goddard
Julie Goddard
Jennifer Goddard
Christine Goddard
Patricia Goddard
Lisa Goddard
Sarah Goddard
Janet Goddard
Louise Goddard
Helen Goddard
Sandra Goddard
Deborah Goddard
Tina Goddard
Clare Goddard


  • 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.