Surname statistics for Herbert

There are approximately 23,659 people named Herbert in the UK. That makes it the 424th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 374 are named Herbert.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23659424N/A374
United Kingdom (1881 census)111883820.037374
Change since 1881+12471-4200
Other Countries
United States252241285N/A94


People with the surname Herbert are slightly less 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 Herbert are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Independent (1)
  4. Labour and Co-operative (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Herbert
Paul Herbert
John Herbert
Michael Herbert
Andrew Herbert
Peter Herbert
Mark Herbert
Richard Herbert
James Herbert
Alan Herbert
Stephen Herbert
Anthony Herbert
Simon Herbert
Ian Herbert
Christopher Herbert
Robert Herbert
Neil Herbert
Martin Herbert
Graham Herbert
Matthew Herbert

Top female forenames

Susan Herbert
Christine Herbert
Linda Herbert
Patricia Herbert
Deborah Herbert
Julie Herbert
Sarah Herbert
Karen Herbert
Lesley Herbert
Gillian Herbert
Helen Herbert
Caroline Herbert
Diane Herbert
Jane Herbert
Louise Herbert
Lisa Herbert
Margaret Herbert
Elizabeth Herbert
Janet Herbert
Mary Herbert


  • 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.