Surname statistics for Simms

There are approximately 9,363 people named Simms in the UK. That makes it the 1,130th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 148 are named Simms.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)93631130N/A148
United Kingdom (1881 census)340713400.011114
Change since 1881+5956+210+0.004+34
Other Countries
United States262961221N/A98


People with the surname Simms are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Simms are:

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

Top male forenames

David Simms
Michael Simms
Mark Simms
Paul Simms
John Simms
Christopher Simms
Peter Simms
Ian Simms
Richard Simms
Andrew Simms
James Simms
Stephen Simms
Anthony Simms
Jonathan Simms
Martin Simms
Nicholas Simms
Nigel Simms
Matthew Simms
Brian Simms
Jason Simms

Top female forenames

Susan Simms
Karen Simms
Linda Simms
Elizabeth Simms
Patricia Simms
Ann Simms
Jane Simms
Julie Simms
Margaret Simms
Helen Simms
Hilary Simms
Marcia Simms
Mary Simms
Sharon Simms
Sandra Simms
Caroline Simms
Kelly Simms
Nicola Simms
Maureen Simms
June Simms


  • 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.