Surname statistics for Ramsey

There are approximately 9,387 people named Ramsey in the UK. That makes it the 1,128th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 149 are named Ramsey.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)93871128N/A149
United Kingdom (1881 census)325413900.011109
Change since 1881+6133+262+0.004+40
Other Countries
United States76625373N/A284


People with the surname Ramsey 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 Ramsey are:

  1. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Paul Ramsey
David Ramsey
John Ramsey
Andrew Ramsey
James Ramsey
Peter Ramsey
Alan Ramsey
William Ramsey
Stephen Ramsey
Richard Ramsey
Christopher Ramsey
Robert Ramsey
Lee Ramsey
Michael Ramsey
Ian Ramsey
Kevin Ramsey
Graham Ramsey
Steven Ramsey
Malcolm Ramsey
Roger Ramsey

Top female forenames

Christine Ramsey
Alison Ramsey
Susan Ramsey
Joanne Ramsey
Elizabeth Ramsey
Angela Ramsey
Helen Ramsey
Jane Ramsey
Karen Ramsey
Janet Ramsey
Julie Ramsey
Gillian Ramsey
Louise Ramsey
Sharon Ramsey
Elaine Ramsey
Paula Ramsey
Anne Ramsey
Deborah Ramsey
Gemma Ramsey
Pauline Ramsey


  • 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.