Surname statistics for Green

There are approximately 179,213 people named Green in the UK. That makes it the 19th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,836 are named Green.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)17921319N/A2836
United Kingdom (1881 census)84332200.2822816
Change since 1881+94881+1+0.002+20
Other Countries
United States41347737N/A1533


People with the surname Green 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 Green are:

  1. Conservative (20)
  2. Labour (16)
  3. Liberal Democrat (6)
  4. Independent (4)
  5. Green (1)
  6. Hersham Village Society (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

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

Top female forenames

Susan Green
Sarah Green
Linda Green
Karen Green
Margaret Green
Christine Green
Elizabeth Green
Julie Green
Jane Green
Patricia Green
Janet Green
Helen Green
Jennifer Green
Jacqueline Green
Mary Green
Sharon Green
Carol Green
Gillian Green
Nicola Green
Alison Green


  • 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.