Surname statistics for Hardy

There are approximately 36,219 people named Hardy in the UK. That makes it the 251th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 573 are named Hardy.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)36219251N/A573
United Kingdom (1881 census)179372130.06599
Change since 1881+18282-38-0.003-26
Other Countries
United States76608374N/A284


People with the surname Hardy 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 Hardy are:

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Labour (4)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Hardy
David Hardy
Paul Hardy
Michael Hardy
Richard Hardy
Robert Hardy
Peter Hardy
Stephen Hardy
Andrew Hardy
Mark Hardy
James Hardy
Christopher Hardy
Alan Hardy
Ian Hardy
Simon Hardy
Neil Hardy
Philip Hardy
Brian Hardy
Graham Hardy
Thomas Hardy

Top female forenames

Susan Hardy
Patricia Hardy
Carol Hardy
Sarah Hardy
Caroline Hardy
Christine Hardy
Margaret Hardy
Deborah Hardy
Janet Hardy
Lisa Hardy
Alison Hardy
Emma Hardy
Elizabeth Hardy
Jennifer Hardy
Nicola Hardy
Ruth Hardy
Sandra Hardy
Linda Hardy
Karen Hardy
Gillian Hardy


  • 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.