Surname statistics for Merritt

There are approximately 5,980 people named Merritt in the UK. That makes it the 1,746th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 95 are named Merritt.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)59801746N/A95
United Kingdom (1881 census)210421100.00770
Change since 1881+3876+364+0.002+25
Other Countries
United States44626701N/A165

Top male forenames

Paul Merritt
John Merritt
Andrew Merritt
David Merritt
Michael Merritt
Richard Merritt
James Merritt
Stephen Merritt
Colin Merritt
Peter Merritt
William Merritt
Christopher Merritt
Anthony Merritt
Neil Merritt
Robert Merritt
Brian Merritt
Kevin Merritt
Lee Merritt
Robin Merritt
Roy Merritt

Top female forenames

Julie Merritt
Claire Merritt
Nicola Merritt
Ann Merritt
Jennifer Merritt
Fiona Merritt
Sarah Merritt
Anita Merritt
Susan Merritt
Christine Merritt
Hannah Merritt
Margaret Merritt
Karen Merritt
Samantha Merritt
Mary Merritt
Jacqueline Merritt
Pamela Merritt
Carol Merritt
Janet Merritt
Jayne Merritt


  • 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.