Surname statistics for Raven

There are approximately 5,055 people named Raven in the UK. That makes it the 2,078th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 80 are named Raven.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)50552078N/A80
United Kingdom (1881 census)251417820.00884
Change since 1881+2541-2960-4
Other Countries
United States31559456N/A12


People with the surname Raven 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Raven are:

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

Top male forenames

Paul Raven
Michael Raven
James Raven
Ian Raven
John Raven
Christopher Raven
Brian Raven
Stephen Raven
Peter Raven
David Raven
Simon Raven
Mark Raven
Philip Raven
Robert Raven
Neil Raven
Andrew Raven
Anthony Raven
Stuart Raven
Richard Raven
Gary Raven

Top female forenames

Julie Raven
Philippa Raven
Susan Raven
Carole Raven
Jacqueline Raven
Julia Raven
Daisy Raven
Debbie Raven
Marian Raven
Jane Raven
Samantha Raven
Belinda Raven
Ann Raven
Natalie Raven
Victoria Raven
Elizabeth Raven
Carolyn Raven
Rebecca Raven
Claire Raven
Lisa Raven


  • 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.