Surname statistics for Lu

There are approximately 6,475 people named Lu in the UK. That makes it the 1,637th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 102 are named Lu.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)64751637N/A102
United Kingdom (1881 census)4179284less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+6471+177647+0.01
Other Countries
United States229771424N/A85

Top male forenames

Wei Lu
Quoc Lu
Yong Lu
Jie Lu
Hong Lu
Zuoqi Lu
Jing Lu
Bin Lu
Yang Lu
Jian Lu
Tao Lu
Yu Lu
Simon Lu
Chang Lu
Yan Lu
Ping Lu
Xin Lu
Yun Lu
Jia Lu
Yu-Kuang Lu

Top female forenames

Lin Lu
Ling Lu
Jun Lu
Xi Lu
Yan Lu
Ping Lu
Thi Lu
Lili Lu
Min Lu
Xiao Lu
Ye Lu
Yang Lu
Jing Lu
Xinxin Lu
Qi Lu
Shu Lu
Rui Lu
Ying Lu
Phung Lu
Lei Lu


  • 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.