Surname statistics for Manley

There are approximately 8,097 people named Manley in the UK. That makes it the 1,332nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 128 are named Manley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)80971332N/A128
United Kingdom (1881 census)335413600.011112
Change since 1881+4743+28+0.002+16
Other Countries
United States251591288N/A93


People with the surname Manley 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 Manley are:

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

Top male forenames

John Manley
David Manley
Peter Manley
Stephen Manley
Paul Manley
Mark Manley
Andrew Manley
Richard Manley
Christopher Manley
Michael Manley
Robert Manley
Anthony Manley
Darren Manley
Simon Manley
Stuart Manley
Kevin Manley
Ian Manley
Jonathan Manley
Nigel Manley
Ronald Manley

Top female forenames

Rebecca Manley
Helen Manley
Linda Manley
Sarah Manley
Susan Manley
Deborah Manley
Jacqueline Manley
Lisa Manley
Jennifer Manley
Carol Manley
Sandra Manley
Mary Manley
Margaret Manley
Laura Manley
Michelle Manley
Karen Manley
Jayne Manley
Julia Manley
Joanne Manley
Rachel Manley


  • 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.