Surname statistics for Reynolds

There are approximately 65,825 people named Reynolds in the UK. That makes it the 114th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,042 are named Reynolds.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)65825114N/A1042
United Kingdom (1881 census)259421260.087866
Change since 1881+39883+12+0.017+176
Other Countries
United States195598106N/A725


People with the surname Reynolds 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 Reynolds are:

  1. Conservative (12)
  2. Labour (10)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. UKIP (1)
  5. Resident's Association (1)
  6. Independent Alliance (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Reynolds
John Reynolds
Paul Reynolds
Michael Reynolds
Mark Reynolds
Peter Reynolds
Christopher Reynolds
Stephen Reynolds
James Reynolds
Andrew Reynolds
Richard Reynolds
Simon Reynolds
Ian Reynolds
Robert Reynolds
Alan Reynolds
Martin Reynolds
Anthony Reynolds
Thomas Reynolds
Brian Reynolds
Keith Reynolds

Top female forenames

Susan Reynolds
Julie Reynolds
Patricia Reynolds
Margaret Reynolds
Helen Reynolds
Jane Reynolds
Linda Reynolds
Elizabeth Reynolds
Christine Reynolds
Karen Reynolds
Sarah Reynolds
Emma Reynolds
Janet Reynolds
Deborah Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds
Lesley Reynolds
Claire Reynolds
Sally Reynolds
Jennifer Reynolds
Angela Reynolds


  • 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.