Surname statistics for Simons

There are approximately 10,312 people named Simons in the UK. That makes it the 1,026th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 163 are named Simons.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)103121026N/A163
United Kingdom (1881 census)395111500.013132
Change since 1881+6361+124+0.003+31
Other Countries
United States252661281N/A94


People with the surname Simons 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 Simons are:

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

Top male forenames

David Simons
John Simons
Paul Simons
Richard Simons
Michael Simons
Mark Simons
Christopher Simons
Andrew Simons
Anthony Simons
Daniel Simons
Robert Simons
Alan Simons
Martin Simons
Philip Simons
Peter Simons
Nicholas Simons
Gary Simons
Ian Simons
Jonathan Simons
Stephen Simons

Top female forenames

Karen Simons
Margaret Simons
Susan Simons
Deborah Simons
Ann Simons
Barbara Simons
Michelle Simons
Jacqueline Simons
Joan Simons
Jennifer Simons
Jane Simons
Debra Simons
Judith Simons
Anne Simons
Mary Simons
Gillian Simons
Patricia Simons
Paula Simons
Elizabeth Simons
Ruth Simons


  • 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.