Surname statistics for McLaughlin

There are approximately 23,254 people named McLaughlin in the UK. That makes it the 434th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 368 are named McLaughlin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23254434N/A368
United Kingdom (1881 census)241115150.0018
Change since 1881+23013+11081+0.036+360
Other Countries
United States73128392N/A271


People with the surname McLaughlin are 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 McLaughlin are:

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

Top male forenames

John McLaughlin
James McLaughlin
Michael McLaughlin
Paul McLaughlin
David McLaughlin
Patrick McLaughlin
Andrew McLaughlin
William McLaughlin
Kevin McLaughlin
Robert McLaughlin
Peter McLaughlin
Mark McLaughlin
Daniel McLaughlin
Stephen McLaughlin
Thomas McLaughlin
Brian McLaughlin
Christopher McLaughlin
Joseph McLaughlin
Ian McLaughlin
Alan McLaughlin

Top female forenames

Mary McLaughlin
Susan McLaughlin
Catherine McLaughlin
Patricia McLaughlin
Elizabeth McLaughlin
Sharon McLaughlin
Margaret McLaughlin
Alison McLaughlin
Linda McLaughlin
Christine McLaughlin
Caroline McLaughlin
Jacqueline McLaughlin
Kathleen McLaughlin
Ann McLaughlin
Karen McLaughlin
Sarah McLaughlin
Laura McLaughlin
Jane McLaughlin
Geraldine McLaughlin
Anne McLaughlin


  • 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.