Surname statistics for Sherman

There are approximately 5,030 people named Sherman in the UK. That makes it the 2,092nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 80 are named Sherman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)50302092N/A80
United Kingdom (1881 census)169225550.00656
Change since 1881+3338+463+0.002+24
Other Countries
United States69840422N/A259

Top male forenames

Paul Sherman
David Sherman
Robert Sherman
Michael Sherman
Peter Sherman
Stephen Sherman
John Sherman
Mark Sherman
Nicholas Sherman
Martin Sherman
Adam Sherman
Christopher Sherman
Steven Sherman
Ilan Sherman
Alan Sherman
Neil Sherman
Keith Sherman
Godfrey Sherman
Anthony Sherman
Roy Sherman

Top female forenames

Jennifer Sherman
Susan Sherman
Ann Sherman
Claire Sherman
Anne Sherman
Michelle Sherman
Valerie Sherman
Pauline Sherman
Emma Sherman
Jacqueline Sherman
Elizabeth Sherman
Maureen Sherman
Joan Sherman
Linda Sherman
Karen Sherman
Helen Sherman
Carol Sherman
Stephanie Sherman
Alexandra Sherman
Nicole Sherman


  • 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.