Surname statistics for Saul

There are approximately 3,440 people named Saul in the UK. That makes it the 2,945th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 54 are named Saul.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34402945N/A54
United Kingdom (1881 census)153027640.00551
Change since 1881+1910-1810+3
Other Countries
United States69164685N/A26

Top male forenames

David Saul
Peter Saul
Christopher Saul
Michael Saul
John Saul
Andrew Saul
Graham Saul
Anthony Saul
Ian Saul
Philip Saul
Nicholas Saul
Roger Saul
Thomas Saul
Robert Saul
Darren Saul
Jonathan Saul
Stephen Saul
James Saul
Matthew Saul
Timothy Saul

Top female forenames

Patricia Saul
Nicola Saul
Joyce Saul
Susan Saul
Jennifer Saul
Claire Saul
Margaret Saul
Emma Saul
Heather Saul
Jacqueline Saul
Janet Saul
Angela Saul
Ann Saul
Anita Saul
Sandra Saul
Sarah Saul
Satpinder Saul
Caroline Saul
Marion Saul
Kathryn Saul


  • 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.