Surname statistics for Miller

There are approximately 124,146 people named Miller in the UK. That makes it the 53rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,965 are named Miller.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12414653N/A1965
United Kingdom (1881 census)53584500.1791789
Change since 1881+70562-3+0.017+176
Other Countries
United States11278036N/A4181


People with the surname Miller 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (15)
  2. Labour (10)
  3. SNP (3)
  4. Liberal Democrat (2)
  5. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Miller
John Miller
Paul Miller
Andrew Miller
James Miller
Robert Miller
Michael Miller
Peter Miller
Keith Miller
Stephen Miller
Richard Miller
Ian Miller
Christopher Miller
William Miller
Mark Miller
Alan Miller
Simon Miller
Gary Miller
Jonathan Miller
Anthony Miller

Top female forenames

Susan Miller
Margaret Miller
Sarah Miller
Karen Miller
Helen Miller
Elizabeth Miller
Jane Miller
Patricia Miller
Angela Miller
Linda Miller
Jacqueline Miller
Julie Miller
Deborah Miller
Mary Miller
Catherine Miller
Alison Miller
Christine Miller
Janet Miller
Joanne Miller
Anne Miller


  • 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.