Surname statistics for Hole

There are approximately 4,462 people named Hole in the UK. That makes it the 2,352nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 71 are named Hole.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44622352N/A71
United Kingdom (1881 census)256917510.00986
Change since 1881+1893-601-0.002-15
Other Countries
United States198613931N/A7

Top male forenames

David Hole
John Hole
Stephen Hole
Michael Hole
Richard Hole
Nigel Hole
Simon Hole
Christopher Hole
Robert Hole
Gary Hole
Andrew Hole
Nicholas Hole
Peter Hole
Alan Hole
Brian Hole
Mark Hole
Jason Hole
Roger Hole
Anthony Hole
Steven Hole

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Hole
Caroline Hole
Jacqueline Hole
Jennifer Hole
Sarah Hole
Helen Hole
Michelle Hole
Susan Hole
Margaret Hole
Janet Hole
Carol Hole
Angela Hole
Lucy Hole
Paula Hole
Joanna Hole
Clare Hole
Tracy Hole
Mary Hole
Ann Hole
Lisa Hole


  • 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.