Surname statistics for Lynch

There are approximately 31,675 people named Lynch in the UK. That makes it the 296th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 501 are named Lynch.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31675296N/A501
United Kingdom (1881 census)79025300.026264
Change since 1881+23773+234+0.024+237
Other Countries
United States114448237N/A424


People with the surname Lynch 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Lynch are:

  1. Conservative (9)
  2. Liberal Democrat (3)
  3. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Lynch
Michael Lynch
James Lynch
Peter Lynch
Paul Lynch
David Lynch
Mark Lynch
Stephen Lynch
Kevin Lynch
Anthony Lynch
Patrick Lynch
Christopher Lynch
Thomas Lynch
Robert Lynch
Andrew Lynch
Martin Lynch
Brian Lynch
Sean Lynch
Daniel Lynch
Richard Lynch

Top female forenames

Susan Lynch
Margaret Lynch
Christine Lynch
Mary Lynch
Karen Lynch
Joanne Lynch
Helen Lynch
Patricia Lynch
Catherine Lynch
Sarah Lynch
Michelle Lynch
Caroline Lynch
Nicola Lynch
Jacqueline Lynch
Jane Lynch
Julie Lynch
Kathleen Lynch
Katherine Lynch
Carol Lynch
Anne Lynch


  • 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.