Surname statistics for Sharpe

There are approximately 21,160 people named Sharpe in the UK. That makes it the 475th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 335 are named Sharpe.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21160475N/A335
United Kingdom (1881 census)88274780.029295
Change since 1881+12333+3+0.004+40
Other Countries
United States278621155N/A103


People with the surname Sharpe 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 Sharpe are:

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

Top male forenames

David Sharpe
John Sharpe
Paul Sharpe
Robert Sharpe
Michael Sharpe
Richard Sharpe
Andrew Sharpe
Peter Sharpe
Ian Sharpe
Stephen Sharpe
Christopher Sharpe
Philip Sharpe
Anthony Sharpe
James Sharpe
Martin Sharpe
William Sharpe
Jonathan Sharpe
Gary Sharpe
Alan Sharpe
Darren Sharpe

Top female forenames

Susan Sharpe
Sarah Sharpe
Deborah Sharpe
Jennifer Sharpe
Karen Sharpe
Elizabeth Sharpe
Helen Sharpe
Sandra Sharpe
Julie Sharpe
Janet Sharpe
Patricia Sharpe
Gillian Sharpe
Nicola Sharpe
Jacqueline Sharpe
Mary Sharpe
Wendy Sharpe
Emma Sharpe
Lisa Sharpe
Diane Sharpe
Laura Sharpe


  • 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.