Surname statistics for Mahon

There are approximately 5,550 people named Mahon in the UK. That makes it the 1,891th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 88 are named Mahon.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)55501891N/A88
United Kingdom (1881 census)132831070.00444
Change since 1881+4222+1216+0.005+44
Other Countries
United States93273504N/A35


People with the surname Mahon 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Mahon
David Mahon
Andrew Mahon
Michael Mahon
Paul Mahon
James Mahon
Stephen Mahon
Christopher Mahon
Joseph Mahon
Peter Mahon
Robert Mahon
Patrick Mahon
Edward Mahon
Alan Mahon
Anthony Mahon
Thomas Mahon
Kevin Mahon
Sean Mahon
Ian Mahon
Gary Mahon

Top female forenames

Margaret Mahon
Ann Mahon
Angela Mahon
Catherine Mahon
Deborah Mahon
Mary Mahon
Helen Mahon
Michelle Mahon
Paula Mahon
Sarah Mahon
Rachel Mahon
Stephanie Mahon
Sylvia Mahon
Julie Mahon
Josephine Mahon
Claire Mahon
Michele Mahon
Caroline Mahon
Elizabeth Mahon
Emma Mahon


  • 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.