Surname statistics for Miah

There are approximately 45,558 people named Miah in the UK. That makes it the 180th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 721 are named Miah.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45558180N/A721
United Kingdom (1881 census)8102840less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+45550+102660+0.072
Other Countries
United States131419136less than 0.0015
Australia1466889less than 0.0011


People with the surname Miah 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 Miah are:

  1. Labour (4)
  2. Respect (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Mohammed Miah
Syed Miah
Mohammad Miah
Abdul Miah
Harun Miah
Muhammad Miah
Azad Miah
Manik Miah
Faruk Miah
Anwar Miah
Shahin Miah
Nanu Miah
Mashuk Miah
Raja Miah
Muhammed Miah
Ahad Miah
Shah Miah
Shamim Miah
Angur Miah
Kabir Miah

Top female forenames

Suna Miah
Ranu Miah
Jusna Miah
Ana Miah
Asma Miah
Jahanara Miah
Rukshana Miah
Jila Miah
Sultana Miah
Hasina Miah
Syeda Miah
Kajal Miah
Jasmin Miah
Nasima Miah
Razia Miah
Nazma Miah
Rahima Miah
Tara Miah
Aysha Miah
Farida Miah


  • 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.