Surname statistics for Mahmood

There are approximately 30,897 people named Mahmood in the UK. That makes it the 301th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 489 are named Mahmood.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)30897301N/A489
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States35258594N/A13
Australia7418400less than 0.0015


People with the surname Mahmood 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 Mahmood are:

  1. Labour (7)
  2. Conservative (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Tariq Mahmood
Khalid Mahmood
Arshad Mahmood
Tahir Mahmood
Sajid Mahmood
Shahid Mahmood
Ansar Mahmood
Asif Mahmood
Nasir Mahmood
Zahid Mahmood
Azhar Mahmood
Mohammed Mahmood
Amjad Mahmood
Faisal Mahmood
Arif Mahmood
Rashid Mahmood
Muhammad Mahmood
Asad Mahmood
Kashif Mahmood
Abid Mahmood

Top female forenames

Saima Mahmood
Nasreen Mahmood
Nadia Mahmood
Rehana Mahmood
Nazia Mahmood
Farah Mahmood
Shazia Mahmood
Asma Mahmood
Shabana Mahmood
Fozia Mahmood
Uzma Mahmood
Tasneem Mahmood
Aysha Mahmood
Yasmin Mahmood
Lubna Mahmood
Sadia Mahmood
Huma Mahmood
Sofia Mahmood
Shaheen Mahmood
Shahnaz Mahmood


  • 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.