Surname statistics for Knapp

There are approximately 4,560 people named Knapp in the UK. That makes it the 2,301th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Knapp.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45602301N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)204121620.00768
Change since 1881+2519-1390+4
Other Countries
United States41267760N/A153


People with the surname Knapp 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Knapp
Michael Knapp
John Knapp
Peter Knapp
Stephen Knapp
Paul Knapp
Daniel Knapp
Barry Knapp
James Knapp
Martin Knapp
Richard Knapp
Christopher Knapp
Andrew Knapp
Greg Knapp
Anthony Knapp
Brian Knapp
Kevin Knapp
Mark Knapp
Stuart Knapp
Robert Knapp

Top female forenames

Sarah Knapp
Alison Knapp
Susan Knapp
Victoria Knapp
Angela Knapp
Patricia Knapp
Lisa Knapp
Jane Knapp
Christine Knapp
Naomi Knapp
Jacqueline Knapp
Amanda Knapp
Fiona Knapp
Emma Knapp
Claire Knapp
Kirsty Knapp
Maureen Knapp
Mary Knapp
Marilyn Knapp
Nancy Knapp


  • 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.