Surname statistics for Hayes

There are approximately 49,817 people named Hayes in the UK. That makes it the 160th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 788 are named Hayes.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)49817160N/A788
United Kingdom (1881 census)186222050.062622
Change since 1881+31195+45+0.017+166
Other Countries
United States187473117N/A695


People with the surname Hayes 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 Hayes are:

  1. Conservative (9)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. SNP (1)
  6. SGRA (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Hayes
Michael Hayes
David Hayes
Paul Hayes
Robert Hayes
Stephen Hayes
Christopher Hayes
Peter Hayes
Andrew Hayes
Richard Hayes
Anthony Hayes
Mark Hayes
James Hayes
Martin Hayes
Simon Hayes
William Hayes
Alan Hayes
Gary Hayes
Kevin Hayes
Jonathan Hayes

Top female forenames

Susan Hayes
Sarah Hayes
Margaret Hayes
Linda Hayes
Elizabeth Hayes
Helen Hayes
Karen Hayes
Patricia Hayes
Julie Hayes
Carol Hayes
Emma Hayes
Catherine Hayes
Christine Hayes
Angela Hayes
Mary Hayes
Sally Hayes
Caroline Hayes
Jennifer Hayes
Sharon Hayes
Deborah Hayes


  • 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.