Surname statistics for Guest

There are approximately 15,538 people named Guest in the UK. That makes it the 641th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 246 are named Guest.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15538641N/A246
United Kingdom (1881 census)63986710.021214
Change since 1881+9140+30+0.004+32
Other Countries
United States93093512N/A34


People with the surname Guest 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 Guest are:

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

Top male forenames

David Guest
John Guest
Paul Guest
Michael Guest
Richard Guest
Andrew Guest
Stephen Guest
Robert Guest
Mark Guest
Ian Guest
James Guest
Peter Guest
Matthew Guest
Christopher Guest
Philip Guest
Alan Guest
Simon Guest
Anthony Guest
Brian Guest
Nicholas Guest

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Guest
Karen Guest
Janet Guest
Sarah Guest
Susan Guest
Julie Guest
Jennifer Guest
Alison Guest
Christine Guest
Barbara Guest
Joanne Guest
Catherine Guest
Claire Guest
Mary Guest
Pamela Guest
Wendy Guest
Lynda Guest
Ann Guest
Jill Guest
Tracy Guest


  • 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.