Surname statistics for Rowell

There are approximately 4,535 people named Rowell in the UK. That makes it the 2,320th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Rowell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45352320N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)261517110.00987
Change since 1881+1920-609-0.002-15
Other Countries
United States154572154N/A57

Top male forenames

David Rowell
John Rowell
Peter Rowell
Andrew Rowell
Anthony Rowell
Michael Rowell
Paul Rowell
Robert Rowell
Christopher Rowell
Ian Rowell
Simon Rowell
Mark Rowell
Richard Rowell
Trevor Rowell
Derek Rowell
Bernard Rowell
Colin Rowell
Stephen Rowell
Alan Rowell
Nathan Rowell

Top female forenames

Jane Rowell
Susan Rowell
Amanda Rowell
Carol Rowell
Patricia Rowell
Margaret Rowell
Michelle Rowell
Mary Rowell
Hilary Rowell
Linda Rowell
Suzanne Rowell
Nicolette Rowell
Sharon Rowell
Sheila Rowell
Tracey Rowell
Pamela Rowell
Julie Rowell
Joan Rowell
Andrea Rowell
Brenda Rowell


  • 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.