Surname statistics for Heather

There are approximately 4,187 people named Heather in the UK. That makes it the 2,487th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 66 are named Heather.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)41872487N/A66
United Kingdom (1881 census)159126850.00553
Change since 1881+2596+198+0.002+13
Other Countries
United States133818883less than 0.0015

Top male forenames

John Heather
David Heather
Peter Heather
Michael Heather
Brian Heather
Simon Heather
Robert Heather
Christopher Heather
Nicholas Heather
Mark Heather
Richard Heather
Paul Heather
Matthew Heather
Gary Heather
Stuart Heather
Andrew Heather
Anthony Heather
Stephen Heather
Nigel Heather
Jonathan Heather

Top female forenames

Susan Heather
Margaret Heather
Julie Heather
Katrina Heather
Karen Heather
Rachel Heather
Carol Heather
Charlotte Heather
Christine Heather
Lynne Heather
Pauline Heather
Melissa Heather
Helen Heather
Sheila Heather
Eloise Heather
Wendy Heather
Shellie Heather
Lesley Heather
Dora Heather
Patricia Heather


  • 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.