Surname statistics for Guy

There are approximately 16,235 people named Guy in the UK. That makes it the 617th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 257 are named Guy.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)16235617N/A257
United Kingdom (1881 census)65576460.022219
Change since 1881+9678+29+0.004+38
Other Countries
United States279341150N/A104


People with the surname Guy 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 Guy are:

  1. Labour (5)
  2. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Guy
John Guy
Richard Guy
Robert Guy
Andrew Guy
Stephen Guy
Michael Guy
Paul Guy
Jonathan Guy
Christopher Guy
Peter Guy
Ian Guy
Martin Guy
Mark Guy
Thomas Guy
Anthony Guy
James Guy
Stuart Guy
Kevin Guy
Alan Guy

Top female forenames

Karen Guy
Sarah Guy
Linda Guy
Caroline Guy
Margaret Guy
Jacqueline Guy
Sharon Guy
Angela Guy
Christine Guy
Nicola Guy
Julie Guy
Lisa Guy
Helen Guy
Michelle Guy
Sandra Guy
Clare Guy
Lynda Guy
Kirsty Guy
Joanne Guy
Jane Guy


  • 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.