Surname statistics for McNeill

There are approximately 10,110 people named McNeill in the UK. That makes it the 1,044th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 160 are named McNeill.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)101101044N/A160
United Kingdom (1881 census)8721821less than 0.0013
Change since 1881+10023+20777+0.016+157
Other Countries
United States182721806N/A68


People with the surname McNeill 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John McNeill
David McNeill
Ian McNeill
William McNeill
James McNeill
Michael McNeill
Robert McNeill
Andrew McNeill
Stuart McNeill
Mark McNeill
Colin McNeill
Kevin McNeill
Stephen McNeill
Brian McNeill
Malcolm McNeill
Martin McNeill
Richard McNeill
Hugh McNeill
Paul McNeill
Ronald McNeill

Top female forenames

Margaret McNeill
Elizabeth McNeill
Linda McNeill
Mary McNeill
Angela McNeill
Catherine McNeill
Jacqueline McNeill
Jennifer McNeill
Anne McNeill
Ruth McNeill
Christine McNeill
Fiona McNeill
Sarah McNeill
Gillian McNeill
Helen McNeill
Patricia McNeill
Mandy McNeill
Susan McNeill
Tracey McNeill
Sandra McNeill


  • 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.