Surname statistics for Poole

There are approximately 31,310 people named Poole in the UK. That makes it the 299th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 496 are named Poole.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31310299N/A496
United Kingdom (1881 census)144292810.048482
Change since 1881+16881-18+0.002+14
Other Countries
United States54706549N/A203


People with the surname Poole are slightly more 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 Poole are:

  1. Labour (6)
  2. Conservative (5)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. UKIP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Poole
Michael Poole
Stephen Poole
John Poole
Christopher Poole
Andrew Poole
Mark Poole
Richard Poole
Robert Poole
James Poole
Anthony Poole
Alan Poole
Simon Poole
Philip Poole
Nigel Poole
Kevin Poole
Martin Poole
Jonathan Poole
Colin Poole
Gary Poole

Top female forenames

Susan Poole
Jane Poole
Sarah Poole
Emma Poole
Lisa Poole
Elizabeth Poole
Jacqueline Poole
Deborah Poole
Claire Poole
Margaret Poole
Christine Poole
Patricia Poole
Mary Poole
Nicola Poole
Catherine Poole
Helen Poole
Janet Poole
Barbara Poole
Joanne Poole
Tracey Poole


  • 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.