Surname statistics for Prince

There are approximately 14,815 people named Prince in the UK. That makes it the 683rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 234 are named Prince.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14815683N/A234
United Kingdom (1881 census)67726250.023226
Change since 1881+8043-580+8
Other Countries
United States44640700N/A166


People with the surname Prince are 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 Prince are:

  1. Labour (3)
  2. Conservative (2)
  3. People Against Bureaucracy (2)
  4. Wrexham Independents (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Prince
Michael Prince
John Prince
Mark Prince
Andrew Prince
Stephen Prince
Robert Prince
Simon Prince
James Prince
Christopher Prince
Ian Prince
Colin Prince
Paul Prince
Anthony Prince
Peter Prince
Kevin Prince
Matthew Prince
Gary Prince
Nicholas Prince
Alan Prince

Top female forenames

Susan Prince
Mary Prince
Jane Prince
Karen Prince
Linda Prince
Jennifer Prince
Sarah Prince
Anne Prince
Tracey Prince
Margaret Prince
Sharon Prince
Claire Prince
Suzanne Prince
Amanda Prince
Carol Prince
Emma Prince
Louise Prince
Rachel Prince
Helen Prince
Gillian Prince


  • 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.