Surname statistics for Hale

There are approximately 21,193 people named Hale in the UK. That makes it the 473rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 335 are named Hale.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21193473N/A335
United Kingdom (1881 census)107463980.036359
Change since 1881+10447-75-0.002-24
Other Countries
United States82955338N/A308


People with the surname Hale 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Labour (3)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Hale
John Hale
Robert Hale
Michael Hale
Andrew Hale
Stephen Hale
Christopher Hale
Richard Hale
Peter Hale
Paul Hale
Mark Hale
Alan Hale
Jonathan Hale
James Hale
Anthony Hale
Ian Hale
Steven Hale
Martin Hale
Nicholas Hale
Graham Hale

Top female forenames

Sarah Hale
Susan Hale
Janet Hale
Jacqueline Hale
Jane Hale
Patricia Hale
Catherine Hale
Nicola Hale
Linda Hale
Karen Hale
Christine Hale
Anne Hale
Caroline Hale
Julie Hale
Helen Hale
Joanne Hale
Barbara Hale
Jennifer Hale
Gillian Hale
Lisa Hale


  • 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.