Surname statistics for Mahoney

There are approximately 9,185 people named Mahoney in the UK. That makes it the 1,154th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 145 are named Mahoney.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)91851154N/A145
United Kingdom (1881 census)320214100.011107
Change since 1881+5983+256+0.004+38
Other Countries
United States39440795N/A146


People with the surname Mahoney are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Mahoney are:

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

Top male forenames

John Mahoney
Michael Mahoney
Peter Mahoney
James Mahoney
David Mahoney
Mark Mahoney
Stephen Mahoney
Paul Mahoney
Terence Mahoney
Timothy Mahoney
Patrick Mahoney
William Mahoney
Kevin Mahoney
Daniel Mahoney
Richard Mahoney
Simon Mahoney
Brian Mahoney
Andrew Mahoney
Anthony Mahoney
Sean Mahoney

Top female forenames

Julie Mahoney
Karen Mahoney
Susan Mahoney
Barbara Mahoney
Jane Mahoney
Carol Mahoney
Anne Mahoney
Alison Mahoney
Angela Mahoney
Kathleen Mahoney
Joanne Mahoney
Janet Mahoney
Louise Mahoney
Lynne Mahoney
Mary Mahoney
Elizabeth Mahoney
Eileen Mahoney
Tracy Mahoney
Caroline Mahoney
Diane Mahoney


  • 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.