Surname statistics for Nicholls

There are approximately 38,726 people named Nicholls in the UK. That makes it the 226th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 613 are named Nicholls.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)38726226N/A613
United Kingdom (1881 census)156412560.052522
Change since 1881+23085+30+0.009+91
Other Countries
United States53445931N/A20


People with the surname Nicholls 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (5)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. It's OUR County! Party (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Nicholls
John Nicholls
Mark Nicholls
Paul Nicholls
Peter Nicholls
Andrew Nicholls
Richard Nicholls
Michael Nicholls
Stephen Nicholls
Robert Nicholls
Christopher Nicholls
James Nicholls
Ian Nicholls
Simon Nicholls
Anthony Nicholls
Alan Nicholls
Gary Nicholls
Martin Nicholls
Keith Nicholls
Steven Nicholls

Top female forenames

Susan Nicholls
Julie Nicholls
Karen Nicholls
Elizabeth Nicholls
Sarah Nicholls
Patricia Nicholls
Helen Nicholls
Carol Nicholls
Linda Nicholls
Margaret Nicholls
Tracey Nicholls
Christine Nicholls
Angela Nicholls
Alison Nicholls
Claire Nicholls
Janet Nicholls
Valerie Nicholls
Mary Nicholls
Amanda Nicholls
Gillian Nicholls


  • 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.