Surname statistics for Sharma

There are approximately 35,400 people named Sharma in the UK. That makes it the 256th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 560 are named Sharma.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)35400256N/A560
United Kingdom (1881 census)3213745less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+35397+213489
Other Countries
United States148702247N/A55


People with the surname Sharma are 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 Sharma are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (3)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Amit Sharma
Rajesh Sharma
Sanjay Sharma
Ajay Sharma
Anil Sharma
Vijay Sharma
Ashok Sharma
Deepak Sharma
Ravi Sharma
Sunil Sharma
Rakesh Sharma
Vishal Sharma
Sandeep Sharma
Raj Sharma
Rajiv Sharma
Rahul Sharma
Atul Sharma
Rajeev Sharma
Vikas Sharma
Sanjeev Sharma

Top female forenames

Anita Sharma
Seema Sharma
Poonam Sharma
Sunita Sharma
Usha Sharma
Geeta Sharma
Sonia Sharma
Rita Sharma
Neelam Sharma
Shashi Sharma
Renu Sharma
Ritu Sharma
Nisha Sharma
Sangeeta Sharma
Monica Sharma
Veena Sharma
Reena Sharma
Asha Sharma
Narinder Sharma
Priya Sharma


  • 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.