Surname statistics for Jennings

There are approximately 32,617 people named Jennings in the UK. That makes it the 284th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 516 are named Jennings.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)32617284N/A516
United Kingdom (1881 census)151832620.051507
Change since 1881+17434-22+0.001+9
Other Countries
United States87038321N/A323


People with the surname Jennings are 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 Jennings are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Green (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Jennings
Paul Jennings
Michael Jennings
Mark Jennings
John Jennings
Peter Jennings
Andrew Jennings
Richard Jennings
Robert Jennings
Stephen Jennings
Christopher Jennings
Ian Jennings
Simon Jennings
James Jennings
Neil Jennings
Kevin Jennings
William Jennings
Martin Jennings
Thomas Jennings
Philip Jennings

Top female forenames

Susan Jennings
Sarah Jennings
Jacqueline Jennings
Julie Jennings
Mary Jennings
Linda Jennings
Margaret Jennings
Catherine Jennings
Helen Jennings
Michelle Jennings
Amanda Jennings
Christine Jennings
Samantha Jennings
Lisa Jennings
Emma Jennings
Ann Jennings
Nicola Jennings
Wendy Jennings
Deborah Jennings
Sandra Jennings


  • 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.