Surname statistics for Littlewood

There are approximately 6,750 people named Littlewood in the UK. That makes it the 1,577th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 107 are named Littlewood.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)67501577N/A107
United Kingdom (1881 census)386011850.013129
Change since 1881+2890-392-0.002-22
Other Countries
United States54538198less than 0.0012


People with the surname Littlewood 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 Littlewood
John Littlewood
Peter Littlewood
Richard Littlewood
Mark Littlewood
Christopher Littlewood
Paul Littlewood
Robert Littlewood
Stephen Littlewood
Michael Littlewood
James Littlewood
Philip Littlewood
Alan Littlewood
Andrew Littlewood
Simon Littlewood
Ian Littlewood
Gary Littlewood
Anthony Littlewood
William Littlewood
Damion Littlewood

Top female forenames

Christine Littlewood
Susan Littlewood
Helen Littlewood
Julie Littlewood
Marie Littlewood
Patricia Littlewood
Rachel Littlewood
Michelle Littlewood
Diane Littlewood
Jane Littlewood
Fiona Littlewood
Linda Littlewood
Angela Littlewood
Margaret Littlewood
Janet Littlewood
Elizabeth Littlewood
Maureen Littlewood
Carole Littlewood
Amanda Littlewood
Karen Littlewood


  • 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.