Surname statistics for Peebles

There are approximately 1,517 people named Peebles in the UK. That makes it the 5,488th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 24 are named Peebles.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15175488N/A24
United Kingdom (1881 census)125732540.00442
Change since 1881+260-2234-0.002-18
Other Countries
United States85403811N/A32

Top male forenames

David Peebles
Ian Peebles
Alexander Peebles
William Peebles
John Peebles
Robert Peebles
George Peebles
Peter Peebles

Top female forenames

Alison Peebles
Diane Peebles
Helen Peebles
Anne Peebles
Elizabeth Peebles
Margaret Peebles
Nicola Peebles
Patricia Peebles


  • 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.