Surname statistics for Goodman

There are approximately 22,410 people named Goodman in the UK. That makes it the 450th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 355 are named Goodman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22410450N/A355
United Kingdom (1881 census)87384850.029292
Change since 1881+13672+35+0.006+63
Other Countries
United States71482409N/A265


People with the surname Goodman 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Goodman
Paul Goodman
John Goodman
Andrew Goodman
Michael Goodman
Peter Goodman
Robert Goodman
Mark Goodman
Richard Goodman
Stephen Goodman
Simon Goodman
Christopher Goodman
Martin Goodman
James Goodman
Timothy Goodman
Ian Goodman
Alan Goodman
Philip Goodman
Jonathan Goodman
Anthony Goodman

Top female forenames

Susan Goodman
Elizabeth Goodman
Margaret Goodman
Jane Goodman
Anne Goodman
Nicola Goodman
Jacqueline Goodman
Karen Goodman
Linda Goodman
Jennifer Goodman
Sally Goodman
Amanda Goodman
Patricia Goodman
Helen Goodman
Rachel Goodman
Mary Goodman
Rosemary Goodman
Louise Goodman
Yvonne Goodman
Christine Goodman


  • 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.