Surname statistics for Griffin

There are approximately 36,933 people named Griffin in the UK. That makes it the 244th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 585 are named Griffin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)36933244N/A585
United Kingdom (1881 census)140912900.047471
Change since 1881+22842+46+0.011+114
Other Countries
United States190636114N/A707


People with the surname Griffin are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Griffin are:

  1. Conservative (7)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. BNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Griffin
Michael Griffin
David Griffin
Paul Griffin
James Griffin
Peter Griffin
Mark Griffin
Andrew Griffin
Christopher Griffin
Robert Griffin
Richard Griffin
Stephen Griffin
Anthony Griffin
Ian Griffin
Martin Griffin
Thomas Griffin
William Griffin
Simon Griffin
Philip Griffin
Brian Griffin

Top female forenames

Susan Griffin
Patricia Griffin
Claire Griffin
Catherine Griffin
Elizabeth Griffin
Sarah Griffin
Margaret Griffin
Christine Griffin
Karen Griffin
Rachel Griffin
Linda Griffin
Mary Griffin
Sharon Griffin
Jennifer Griffin
Jacqueline Griffin
Elaine Griffin
Julie Griffin
Deborah Griffin
Jane Griffin
Michelle Griffin


  • 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.