Surname statistics for Livingstone

There are approximately 8,544 people named Livingstone in the UK. That makes it the 1,252nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 135 are named Livingstone.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)85441252N/A135
United Kingdom (1881 census)279215980.00993
Change since 1881+5752+346+0.005+42
Other Countries
United States242711823N/A9


People with the surname Livingstone are slightly 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 Livingstone are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Livingstone
Ian Livingstone
John Livingstone
Mark Livingstone
Robert Livingstone
Paul Livingstone
William Livingstone
Andrew Livingstone
James Livingstone
Stuart Livingstone
Michael Livingstone
Kenneth Livingstone
Alan Livingstone
Steven Livingstone
Thomas Livingstone
Peter Livingstone
Richard Livingstone
Simon Livingstone
Alexander Livingstone
Douglas Livingstone

Top female forenames

Jennifer Livingstone
Margaret Livingstone
Susan Livingstone
Karen Livingstone
Angela Livingstone
Linda Livingstone
Helen Livingstone
Mary Livingstone
Claire Livingstone
Julie Livingstone
Gillian Livingstone
Jane Livingstone
Elizabeth Livingstone
Janet Livingstone
Diane Livingstone
Wendy Livingstone
Michelle Livingstone
Suzanne Livingstone
Anne Livingstone
Sarah Livingstone


  • 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.