Surname statistics for Parry

There are approximately 36,454 people named Parry in the UK. That makes it the 249th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 577 are named Parry.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)36454249N/A577
United Kingdom (1881 census)227921500.076761
Change since 1881+13662-99-0.018-184
Other Countries
United States101303240N/A38


People with the surname Parry 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 Parry are:

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

Top male forenames

David Parry
John Parry
Richard Parry
Michael Parry
Stephen Parry
Mark Parry
Andrew Parry
Robert Parry
James Parry
Christopher Parry
William Parry
Simon Parry
Ian Parry
Gareth Parry
Alan Parry
Paul Parry
Anthony Parry
Martin Parry
Philip Parry
Keith Parry

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Parry
Susan Parry
Sarah Parry
Helen Parry
Christine Parry
Patricia Parry
Margaret Parry
Julie Parry
Karen Parry
Nicola Parry
Claire Parry
Joanne Parry
Jane Parry
Gillian Parry
Deborah Parry
Ann Parry
Linda Parry
Jennifer Parry
Anne Parry
Carol Parry


  • 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.