Surname statistics for Newman

There are approximately 53,379 people named Newman in the UK. That makes it the 145th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 845 are named Newman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)53379145N/A845
United Kingdom (1881 census)222671550.074744
Change since 1881+31112+10+0.01+101
Other Countries
United States100491273N/A372


People with the surname Newman 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 Newman are:

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

Top male forenames

Paul Newman
David Newman
Mark Newman
John Newman
Michael Newman
Peter Newman
Robert Newman
Richard Newman
Andrew Newman
Christopher Newman
Stephen Newman
Anthony Newman
James Newman
Martin Newman
Philip Newman
Timothy Newman
William Newman
Ian Newman
Alan Newman
Colin Newman

Top female forenames

Susan Newman
Sarah Newman
Karen Newman
Patricia Newman
Helen Newman
Janet Newman
Jane Newman
Elizabeth Newman
Jacqueline Newman
Linda Newman
Julie Newman
Amanda Newman
Margaret Newman
Christine Newman
Joanne Newman
Jennifer Newman
Catherine Newman
Gillian Newman
Angela Newman
Nicola Newman


  • 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.