Surname statistics for Gould

There are approximately 26,036 people named Gould in the UK. That makes it the 377th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 412 are named Gould.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26036377N/A412
United Kingdom (1881 census)108223940.036361
Change since 1881+15214+17+0.005+51
Other Countries
United States37660836N/A140


People with the surname Gould 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Gould
Michael Gould
John Gould
Andrew Gould
Paul Gould
Peter Gould
Robert Gould
Richard Gould
Stephen Gould
Christopher Gould
Simon Gould
Jonathan Gould
Nicholas Gould
Mark Gould
Anthony Gould
Ian Gould
Martin Gould
Philip Gould
James Gould
Steven Gould

Top female forenames

Jennifer Gould
Patricia Gould
Susan Gould
Helen Gould
Rachel Gould
Christine Gould
Claire Gould
Karen Gould
Sarah Gould
Anne Gould
Amanda Gould
Nicola Gould
Margaret Gould
Samantha Gould
Julie Gould
Angela Gould
Deborah Gould
Wendy Gould
Alison Gould
Sharon Gould


  • 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.