Surname statistics for Robinson

There are approximately 200,259 people named Robinson in the UK. That makes it the 14th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 3,170 are named Robinson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20025914N/A3170
United Kingdom (1881 census)95488150.3193188
Change since 1881+104771+1-0.002-18
Other Countries
United States50302827N/A1865


People with the surname Robinson are slightly 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 Robinson are:

  1. Conservative (18)
  2. Labour (16)
  3. Liberal Democrat (6)
  4. Independent (6)
  5. Durham Independent (1)
  6. Independents in Hyndburn (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Robinson
John Robinson
Paul Robinson
Peter Robinson
Michael Robinson
Mark Robinson
Andrew Robinson
Stephen Robinson
James Robinson
Ian Robinson
Simon Robinson
Richard Robinson
Philip Robinson
Alan Robinson
Christopher Robinson
Robert Robinson
Brian Robinson
Anthony Robinson
Neil Robinson
William Robinson

Top female forenames

Susan Robinson
Sarah Robinson
Margaret Robinson
Jane Robinson
Elizabeth Robinson
Julie Robinson
Karen Robinson
Christine Robinson
Patricia Robinson
Helen Robinson
Jacqueline Robinson
Jennifer Robinson
Nicola Robinson
Deborah Robinson
Mary Robinson
Angela Robinson
Amanda Robinson
Catherine Robinson
Carol Robinson
Caroline Robinson


  • 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.