Surname statistics for Griffith

There are approximately 10,686 people named Griffith in the UK. That makes it the 995th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 169 are named Griffith.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)10686995N/A169
United Kingdom (1881 census)97564410.033326
Change since 1881+930-554-0.016-157
Other Countries
United States77429369N/A287


People with the surname Griffith are slightly more likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Griffith
John Griffith
Paul Griffith
Richard Griffith
Andrew Griffith
Peter Griffith
Mark Griffith
Michael Griffith
William Griffith
Ian Griffith
Robert Griffith
Jonathan Griffith
Gareth Griffith
Stephen Griffith
Anthony Griffith
James Griffith
Nicholas Griffith
Daniel Griffith
Steven Griffith
Neal Griffith

Top female forenames

Nicola Griffith
Margaret Griffith
Joanne Griffith
Sarah Griffith
Janet Griffith
Elizabeth Griffith
Helen Griffith
Lorraine Griffith
Sharon Griffith
Pamela Griffith
Frances Griffith
Gillian Griffith
Susan Griffith
Sandra Griffith
Anne Griffith
Jill Griffith
Andrea Griffith
Michelle Griffith
Megan Griffith
Carole Griffith


  • 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.