Surname statistics for Harries

There are approximately 7,408 people named Harries in the UK. That makes it the 1,462nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 117 are named Harries.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)74081462N/A117
United Kingdom (1881 census)56347900.019188
Change since 1881+1774-672-0.007-71
Other Countries
United States85526761less than 0.0013


People with the surname Harries are 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 Independent.

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

  1. Independent (2)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
  3. Plaid Cymru (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Harries
John Harries
Mark Harries
Simon Harries
Paul Harries
Peter Harries
Richard Harries
Brian Harries
James Harries
Stephen Harries
Michael Harries
Andrew Harries
William Harries
Robert Harries
Ian Harries
Alan Harries
Gareth Harries
Philip Harries
Julian Harries
Martin Harries

Top female forenames

Susan Harries
Karen Harries
Margaret Harries
Caroline Harries
Helen Harries
Sarah Harries
Alexandra Harries
Carol Harries
Joanne Harries
Jennifer Harries
Janet Harries
Christine Harries
Gillian Harries
Julie Harries
Patricia Harries
Joan Harries
Sylvia Harries
Rachel Harries
Laura Harries
Jane Harries


  • 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.