Surname statistics for Gunn

There are approximately 13,452 people named Gunn in the UK. That makes it the 756th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 213 are named Gunn.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13452756N/A213
United Kingdom (1881 census)73335820.024245
Change since 1881+6119-174-0.003-32
Other Countries
United States221201475N/A82


People with the surname Gunn are considerably 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Gunn
David Gunn
Andrew Gunn
Robert Gunn
Peter Gunn
Michael Gunn
James Gunn
Paul Gunn
Richard Gunn
Stuart Gunn
Ian Gunn
William Gunn
Christopher Gunn
Matthew Gunn
Donald Gunn
Stephen Gunn
Mark Gunn
Philip Gunn
Hugh Gunn
Alan Gunn

Top female forenames

Sarah Gunn
Linda Gunn
Christine Gunn
Jane Gunn
Elizabeth Gunn
Amanda Gunn
Helen Gunn
Susan Gunn
Mary Gunn
Barbara Gunn
Alison Gunn
Margaret Gunn
Catherine Gunn
Jennifer Gunn
Julie Gunn
Sheila Gunn
Frances Gunn
Pauline Gunn
Caroline Gunn
Claire Gunn


  • 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.