Surname statistics for Jones

There are approximately 558,125 people named Jones in the UK. That makes it the 2nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 8,834 are named Jones.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)558125218834
United Kingdom (1881 census)33916921.13311325
Change since 1881+2189560-0.25-2491
Other Countries
United States1362755515052


People with the surname Jones are slightly more likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Jones are:

  1. Labour (87)
  2. Conservative (68)
  3. Liberal Democrat (29)
  4. Independent (26)
  5. Plaid Cymru (14)
  6. Green (2)
  7. Voice of Gwynedd (2)
  8. UKIP (1)
  9. Non Aligned (1)
  10. Alderman (1)
  11. Wrexham Independents (1)
  12. Old Windsor Resident's Association (1)
  13. Unaffiliated (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Jones
Michael Jones
Peter Jones
Stephen Jones
Robert Jones
Richard Jones
John Jones
Mark Jones
Christopher Jones
Andrew Jones
Paul Jones
Alan Jones
Gareth Jones
Ian Jones
Simon Jones
Philip Jones
William Jones
Anthony Jones
Martin Jones
Steven Jones

Top female forenames

Susan Jones
Sarah Jones
Margaret Jones
Karen Jones
Helen Jones
Patricia Jones
Julie Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Christine Jones
Linda Jones
Jennifer Jones
Nicola Jones
Jane Jones
Ann Jones
Jacqueline Jones
Janet Jones
Carol Jones
Alison Jones
Deborah Jones
Angela Jones


  • 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.