Surname statistics for Pringle

There are approximately 8,511 people named Pringle in the UK. That makes it the 1,256th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 135 are named Pringle.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)85111256N/A135
United Kingdom (1881 census)47179420.016158
Change since 1881+3794-314-0.003-23
Other Countries
United States124602664N/A46


People with the surname Pringle 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 Liberal Democrat.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Pringle
Robert Pringle
James Pringle
John Pringle
Andrew Pringle
Michael Pringle
Paul Pringle
Keith Pringle
Richard Pringle
Neil Pringle
Christopher Pringle
George Pringle
Ian Pringle
William Pringle
Stephen Pringle
Colin Pringle
Mark Pringle
Simon Pringle
Alan Pringle
Peter Pringle

Top female forenames

Susan Pringle
Elizabeth Pringle
Margaret Pringle
Patricia Pringle
Helen Pringle
Julie Pringle
Linda Pringle
Alison Pringle
Victoria Pringle
Ruth Pringle
Rosemary Pringle
Pamela Pringle
Pauline Pringle
Lynda Pringle
Catherine Pringle
Susannah Pringle
Marion Pringle
Sharon Pringle
Fiona Pringle
Frances Pringle


  • 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.