Surname statistics for Hill

There are approximately 152,787 people named Hill in the UK. That makes it the 34th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,418 are named Hill.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15278734N/A2418
United Kingdom (1881 census)76275260.2552547
Change since 1881+76512-8-0.013-129
Other Countries
United States41177041N/A1526


People with the surname Hill 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 Hill are:

  1. Conservative (21)
  2. Labour (12)
  3. Liberal Democrat (5)
  4. Independent (2)
  5. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Hill
John Hill
Andrew Hill
Michael Hill
Richard Hill
Christopher Hill
Stephen Hill
Peter Hill
Robert Hill
Simon Hill
Paul Hill
James Hill
Anthony Hill
Graham Hill
Martin Hill
Jonathan Hill
Mark Hill
Alan Hill
Brian Hill
Nicholas Hill

Top female forenames

Susan Hill
Sarah Hill
Jennifer Hill
Margaret Hill
Elizabeth Hill
Patricia Hill
Jane Hill
Linda Hill
Christine Hill
Karen Hill
Nicola Hill
Deborah Hill
Julie Hill
Jacqueline Hill
Janet Hill
Helen Hill
Amanda Hill
Alison Hill
Lisa Hill
Caroline Hill


  • 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.