Surname statistics for Simmons

There are approximately 30,345 people named Simmons in the UK. That makes it the 304th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 480 are named Simmons.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)30345304N/A480
United Kingdom (1881 census)122243500.041408
Change since 1881+18121+46+0.007+72
Other Countries
United States201650103N/A748


People with the surname Simmons are more 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 Simmons are:

  1. Conservative (10)
  2. Labour (6)
  3. Green (2)
  4. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Simmons
David Simmons
Paul Simmons
Mark Simmons
Peter Simmons
Andrew Simmons
Richard Simmons
Christopher Simmons
Michael Simmons
Robert Simmons
Stephen Simmons
Philip Simmons
Ian Simmons
Anthony Simmons
Brian Simmons
James Simmons
Gary Simmons
Martin Simmons
Steven Simmons
Kevin Simmons

Top female forenames

Susan Simmons
Deborah Simmons
Angela Simmons
Elizabeth Simmons
Janet Simmons
Jacqueline Simmons
Helen Simmons
Jennifer Simmons
Michelle Simmons
Linda Simmons
Mary Simmons
Barbara Simmons
Emma Simmons
Jane Simmons
Christine Simmons
Sandra Simmons
Joanne Simmons
Julie Simmons
Karen Simmons
Gillian Simmons


  • 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.