Surname statistics for Hayward

There are approximately 28,665 people named Hayward in the UK. That makes it the 324th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 454 are named Hayward.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28665324N/A454
United Kingdom (1881 census)127693240.043426
Change since 1881+158960+0.002+28
Other Countries
United States150442218N/A56


People with the surname Hayward 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 Hayward are:

  1. Conservative (7)
  2. Independent (3)
  3. Labour (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Hayward
David Hayward
Paul Hayward
Peter Hayward
Mark Hayward
Michael Hayward
Andrew Hayward
Stephen Hayward
James Hayward
Richard Hayward
Christopher Hayward
Robert Hayward
Anthony Hayward
Alan Hayward
Ian Hayward
Darren Hayward
Colin Hayward
Philip Hayward
Brian Hayward
Simon Hayward

Top female forenames

Susan Hayward
Sarah Hayward
Julie Hayward
Deborah Hayward
Janet Hayward
Linda Hayward
Elizabeth Hayward
Angela Hayward
Gillian Hayward
Karen Hayward
Anne Hayward
Patricia Hayward
Jacqueline Hayward
Sandra Hayward
Jane Hayward
Christine Hayward
Mary Hayward
Emma Hayward
Jennifer Hayward
Sharon Hayward


  • 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.