Surname statistics for Meadows

There are approximately 9,955 people named Meadows in the UK. That makes it the 1,059th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 158 are named Meadows.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)99551059N/A158
United Kingdom (1881 census)418810790.014140
Change since 1881+5767+20+0.002+18
Other Countries
United States42884725N/A159


People with the surname Meadows 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Meadows
Paul Meadows
David Meadows
Peter Meadows
Michael Meadows
Christopher Meadows
Simon Meadows
Andrew Meadows
Alan Meadows
Ian Meadows
Neil Meadows
Richard Meadows
Philip Meadows
Robert Meadows
Stephen Meadows
William Meadows
Mark Meadows
Daniel Meadows
James Meadows
Gary Meadows

Top female forenames

Susan Meadows
Gillian Meadows
Nicola Meadows
Alison Meadows
Claire Meadows
Margaret Meadows
Sarah Meadows
Jane Meadows
Janet Meadows
Jennifer Meadows
Jacqueline Meadows
Lisa Meadows
Sandra Meadows
Patricia Meadows
Ann Meadows
Sharon Meadows
Angela Meadows
Joan Meadows
Victoria Meadows
Mary Meadows


  • 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.