Surname statistics for Peters

There are approximately 34,913 people named Peters in the UK. That makes it the 263rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 553 are named Peters.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34913263N/A553
United Kingdom (1881 census)105024100.035351
Change since 1881+24411+147+0.02+202
Other Countries
United States134231190N/A498


People with the surname Peters 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 Peters are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Plaid Cymru (1)
  4. Wythall Residents Association (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Peters
John Peters
Michael Peters
Mark Peters
Andrew Peters
Stephen Peters
Martin Peters
Richard Peters
James Peters
Christopher Peters
Anthony Peters
Robert Peters
Alan Peters
Simon Peters
Paul Peters
Nicholas Peters
Colin Peters
Kevin Peters
Ian Peters
Daniel Peters

Top female forenames

Susan Peters
Sarah Peters
Karen Peters
Helen Peters
Patricia Peters
Michelle Peters
Jane Peters
Linda Peters
Catherine Peters
Elizabeth Peters
Mary Peters
Ann Peters
Jennifer Peters
Sandra Peters
Caroline Peters
Carol Peters
Alison Peters
Wendy Peters
Rebecca Peters
Barbara Peters


  • 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.