Surname statistics for Harrington

There are approximately 17,266 people named Harrington in the UK. That makes it the 580th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 273 are named Harrington.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)17266580N/A273
United Kingdom (1881 census)56847820.019190
Change since 1881+11582+202+0.008+83
Other Countries
United States65131462N/A241


People with the surname Harrington 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 Harrington are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Independent (1)
  4. Peterborough Independent Forum (1)
  5. Ingleby Barwick Independent Society (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Harrington
Michael Harrington
Paul Harrington
Mark Harrington
David Harrington
Peter Harrington
James Harrington
Richard Harrington
Thomas Harrington
Kevin Harrington
Stephen Harrington
Andrew Harrington
Simon Harrington
Christopher Harrington
Patrick Harrington
Matthew Harrington
Anthony Harrington
Robert Harrington
Steven Harrington
Brian Harrington

Top female forenames

Susan Harrington
Jacqueline Harrington
Julie Harrington
Patricia Harrington
Linda Harrington
Elizabeth Harrington
Claire Harrington
Anne Harrington
Rebecca Harrington
Sarah Harrington
Rachel Harrington
Carol Harrington
Sally Harrington
Tracey Harrington
Barbara Harrington
Amanda Harrington
Margaret Harrington
Helen Harrington
Eileen Harrington
Deborah Harrington


  • 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.