Surname statistics for Hall

There are approximately 175,943 people named Hall in the UK. That makes it the 22nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,785 are named Hall.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)17594322N/A2785
United Kingdom (1881 census)88104190.2942942
Change since 1881+87839-3-0.016-157
Other Countries
United States47356830N/A1756


People with the surname Hall are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Hall are:

  1. Conservative (33)
  2. Labour (10)
  3. Liberal Democrat (7)
  4. Independent (3)
  5. SNP (1)
  6. UKIP (1)
  7. Alderman (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Hall
John Hall
Michael Hall
Stephen Hall
Andrew Hall
Christopher Hall
Richard Hall
Peter Hall
Robert Hall
James Hall
Anthony Hall
Ian Hall
Simon Hall
Mark Hall
Martin Hall
Philip Hall
Jonathan Hall
Graham Hall
Alan Hall
Matthew Hall

Top female forenames

Susan Hall
Margaret Hall
Sarah Hall
Elizabeth Hall
Julie Hall
Karen Hall
Janet Hall
Linda Hall
Christine Hall
Jacqueline Hall
Patricia Hall
Jennifer Hall
Helen Hall
Joanne Hall
Lisa Hall
Jane Hall
Angela Hall
Nicola Hall
Mary Hall
Alison Hall


  • 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.