Surname statistics for Leech

There are approximately 9,436 people named Leech in the UK. That makes it the 1,115th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 149 are named Leech.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)94361115N/A149
United Kingdom (1881 census)48809140.016163
Change since 1881+4556-201-0.001-14
Other Countries
United States49456340N/A18


People with the surname Leech 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 Leech are:

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

Top male forenames

David Leech
John Leech
Andrew Leech
Michael Leech
Stephen Leech
Peter Leech
Christopher Leech
Richard Leech
Philip Leech
James Leech
Graham Leech
Paul Leech
Robert Leech
Matthew Leech
Ian Leech
Mark Leech
Martin Leech
Timothy Leech
Stuart Leech
Anthony Leech

Top female forenames

Emma Leech
Susan Leech
Catherine Leech
Jennifer Leech
Christine Leech
Claire Leech
Sally Leech
Amanda Leech
Judith Leech
Karen Leech
Janet Leech
Mary Leech
Gillian Leech
Julie Leech
Barbara Leech
Elizabeth Leech
Patricia Leech
Jacqueline Leech
Jane Leech
Fiona Leech


  • 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.