Surname statistics for Simon

There are approximately 14,734 people named Simon in the UK. That makes it the 687th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 233 are named Simon.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14734687N/A233
United Kingdom (1881 census)197022360.00766
Change since 1881+12764+1549+0.016+167
Other Countries
United States74839383N/A277


People with the surname Simon 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Simon are:

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

Top male forenames

Paul Simon
John Simon
David Simon
Peter Simon
Mark Simon
Michael Simon
Robert Simon
Jonathan Simon
Richard Simon
Andrew Simon
James Simon
Nicholas Simon
Anthony Simon
Joseph Simon
Timothy Simon
Daniel Simon
Martin Simon
Christopher Simon
Trevor Simon
Neil Simon

Top female forenames

Susan Simon
Pauline Simon
Samantha Simon
Judith Simon
Jennifer Simon
Yvonne Simon
Elizabeth Simon
Edith Simon
Deborah Simon
Caroline Simon
Angela Simon
Denise Simon
Barbara Simon
Stephanie Simon
Theresa Simon
Sandra Simon
Andrea Simon
Julie Simon
Katharine Simon
Laura Simon


  • 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.