Surname statistics for Moran

There are approximately 22,734 people named Moran in the UK. That makes it the 446th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 360 are named Moran.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22734446N/A360
United Kingdom (1881 census)54838170.018183
Change since 1881+17251+371+0.018+177
Other Countries
United States78546362N/A291


People with the surname Moran 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 Moran are:

  1. Labour (3)
  2. Conservative (1)
  3. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Moran
Michael Moran
Paul Moran
James Moran
Peter Moran
David Moran
Kevin Moran
Anthony Moran
Andrew Moran
Mark Moran
Patrick Moran
Stephen Moran
Brian Moran
Christopher Moran
Thomas Moran
Robert Moran
Alan Moran
Matthew Moran
Sean Moran
Richard Moran

Top female forenames

Patricia Moran
Margaret Moran
Susan Moran
Helen Moran
Karen Moran
Ann Moran
Mary Moran
Jacqueline Moran
Elizabeth Moran
Marie Moran
Anne Moran
Julie Moran
Lisa Moran
Carol Moran
Catherine Moran
Angela Moran
Elaine Moran
Deborah Moran
Sally Moran
Sarah Moran


  • 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.