Surname statistics for Morris

There are approximately 146,734 people named Morris in the UK. That makes it the 38th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,322 are named Morris.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14673438N/A2322
United Kingdom (1881 census)66663320.2232226
Change since 1881+80071-6+0.009+96
Other Countries
United States31175456N/A1156


People with the surname Morris 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 Morris are:

  1. Conservative (24)
  2. Labour (11)
  3. Liberal Democrat (6)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Morris
John Morris
Stephen Morris
Andrew Morris
Paul Morris
Michael Morris
Richard Morris
Peter Morris
Robert Morris
James Morris
Christopher Morris
Ian Morris
Anthony Morris
Philip Morris
Alan Morris
William Morris
Simon Morris
Brian Morris
Mark Morris
Daniel Morris

Top female forenames

Susan Morris
Helen Morris
Sarah Morris
Elizabeth Morris
Patricia Morris
Margaret Morris
Jane Morris
Angela Morris
Christine Morris
Karen Morris
Janet Morris
Anne Morris
Mary Morris
Nicola Morris
Julie Morris
Claire Morris
Alison Morris
Jennifer Morris
Jacqueline Morris
Lisa Morris


  • 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.