Surname statistics for Lyons

There are approximately 24,608 people named Lyons in the UK. That makes it the 405th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 389 are named Lyons.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)24608405N/A389
United Kingdom (1881 census)66646380.022223
Change since 1881+17944+233+0.017+166
Other Countries
United States82258339N/A305


People with the surname Lyons 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (4)
  2. Conservative (1)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Lyons
Michael Lyons
David Lyons
Peter Lyons
James Lyons
Paul Lyons
Stephen Lyons
Richard Lyons
Anthony Lyons
Kevin Lyons
Mark Lyons
Patrick Lyons
Robert Lyons
Andrew Lyons
Thomas Lyons
Christopher Lyons
William Lyons
Nicholas Lyons
Philip Lyons
Steven Lyons

Top female forenames

Susan Lyons
Sarah Lyons
Jacqueline Lyons
Jane Lyons
Margaret Lyons
Mary Lyons
Julie Lyons
Claire Lyons
Michelle Lyons
Christine Lyons
Linda Lyons
Catherine Lyons
Elizabeth Lyons
Patricia Lyons
Sandra Lyons
Joanne Lyons
Gillian Lyons
Kathryn Lyons
Helen Lyons
Janet Lyons


  • 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.