Surname statistics for McNaughton

There are approximately 3,164 people named McNaughton in the UK. That makes it the 3,142nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 50 are named McNaughton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31643142N/A50
United Kingdom (1881 census)8721815less than 0.0013
Change since 1881+3077+18673+0.005+47
Other Countries
United States41107471N/A15


People with the surname McNaughton 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 Independent.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Ian McNaughton
John McNaughton
David McNaughton
Andrew McNaughton
Robert McNaughton
Colin McNaughton
Neil McNaughton
George McNaughton
Gavin McNaughton
William McNaughton
Brian McNaughton
Alexander McNaughton
Stephen McNaughton
Iain McNaughton
Peter McNaughton
James McNaughton
Scott McNaughton
Alan McNaughton
Alastair McNaughton
Thomas McNaughton

Top female forenames

Susan McNaughton
Mary McNaughton
Anne McNaughton
Sarah McNaughton
Elizabeth McNaughton
Pamela McNaughton
Wendy McNaughton
Marie McNaughton
Nicola McNaughton
Margaret McNaughton
Caroline McNaughton
Marion McNaughton
Sandra McNaughton
Mairi McNaughton
Lisa McNaughton
Angela McNaughton
Catherine McNaughton
Helen McNaughton
Jacqueline McNaughton
Jane McNaughton


  • 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.