Surname statistics for Hunter

There are approximately 63,237 people named Hunter in the UK. That makes it the 120th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,001 are named Hunter.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)63237120N/A1001
United Kingdom (1881 census)307541040.1031027
Change since 1881+32483-16-0.003-26
Other Countries
United States154410153N/A572


People with the surname Hunter 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 Hunter are:

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

Top male forenames

David Hunter
John Hunter
Ian Hunter
James Hunter
Robert Hunter
Andrew Hunter
Paul Hunter
William Hunter
Stephen Hunter
Michael Hunter
Mark Hunter
Alan Hunter
Richard Hunter
Peter Hunter
Christopher Hunter
Brian Hunter
Steven Hunter
Neil Hunter
Thomas Hunter
George Hunter

Top female forenames

Margaret Hunter
Susan Hunter
Elizabeth Hunter
Alison Hunter
Patricia Hunter
Mary Hunter
Jane Hunter
Julie Hunter
Karen Hunter
Sarah Hunter
Linda Hunter
Ann Hunter
Christine Hunter
Claire Hunter
Janet Hunter
Caroline Hunter
Jennifer Hunter
Anne Hunter
Helen Hunter
Gillian Hunter


  • 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.