Surname statistics for Lane

There are approximately 44,097 people named Lane in the UK. That makes it the 189th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 698 are named Lane.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44097189N/A698
United Kingdom (1881 census)206381770.069689
Change since 1881+23459-12+0.001+9
Other Countries
United States128727209N/A477


People with the surname Lane 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 Lane are:

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

Top male forenames

David Lane
John Lane
Michael Lane
Peter Lane
Andrew Lane
Richard Lane
Christopher Lane
Robert Lane
Stephen Lane
Mark Lane
Paul Lane
Simon Lane
Martin Lane
James Lane
Philip Lane
Steven Lane
Anthony Lane
Matthew Lane
Kevin Lane
Alan Lane

Top female forenames

Susan Lane
Sarah Lane
Karen Lane
Helen Lane
Janet Lane
Patricia Lane
Elizabeth Lane
Catherine Lane
Christine Lane
Linda Lane
Alison Lane
Joanne Lane
Margaret Lane
Angela Lane
Caroline Lane
Rebecca Lane
Julie Lane
Sally Lane
Rachel Lane
Jane Lane


  • 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.