Surname statistics for Greenfield

There are approximately 7,391 people named Greenfield in the UK. That makes it the 1,466th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 117 are named Greenfield.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)73911466N/A117
United Kingdom (1881 census)333013630.011111
Change since 1881+4061-103+0.001+6
Other Countries
United States118642788N/A44

Top male forenames

David Greenfield
John Greenfield
Mark Greenfield
James Greenfield
Paul Greenfield
Stephen Greenfield
Robert Greenfield
Andrew Greenfield
Anthony Greenfield
Christopher Greenfield
Michael Greenfield
Richard Greenfield
Peter Greenfield
Ian Greenfield
Alan Greenfield
Jonathan Greenfield
Steven Greenfield
Martin Greenfield
Chris Greenfield
Nicholas Greenfield

Top female forenames

Jane Greenfield
Susan Greenfield
Jill Greenfield
Jacqueline Greenfield
Margaret Greenfield
Laura Greenfield
Tracey Greenfield
Patricia Greenfield
Elizabeth Greenfield
Emma Greenfield
Gillian Greenfield
Helen Greenfield
Dawn Greenfield
Angela Greenfield
Carol Greenfield
Joan Greenfield
Annabel Greenfield
Barbara Greenfield
Rachael Greenfield
Sheila Greenfield


  • 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.