Surname statistics for Leader

There are approximately 3,278 people named Leader in the UK. That makes it the 3,049th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 52 are named Leader.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)32783049N/A52
United Kingdom (1881 census)136030320.00545
Change since 1881+1918-170+7
Other Countries
United States31039614N/A12

Top male forenames

David Leader
Mark Leader
John Leader
Paul Leader
James Leader
Alan Leader
Michael Leader
Ian Leader
Christopher Leader
Andrew Leader
Richard Leader
Robert Leader
Harvey Leader
Nicholas Leader
Anthony Leader
Daniel Leader
Leslie Leader
Graham Leader
Jon Leader
Philip Leader

Top female forenames

Sarah Leader
Karen Leader
Susan Leader
Annette Leader
Hilary Leader
Rachel Leader
Julie Leader
Carol Leader
Diane Leader
Marilyn Leader
Linda Leader
Melissa Leader
Lynne Leader
Colleen Leader
Elaine Leader
Patricia Leader
Ann Leader
Kyla Leader
Sandra Leader
Amanda Leader


  • 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.