Surname statistics for Sinclair

There are approximately 34,921 people named Sinclair in the UK. That makes it the 262nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 553 are named Sinclair.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34921262N/A553
United Kingdom (1881 census)154462580.052516
Change since 1881+19475-4+0.003+37
Other Countries
United States260141239N/A96


People with the surname Sinclair are 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 Independent.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Sinclair
David Sinclair
James Sinclair
Andrew Sinclair
Robert Sinclair
Peter Sinclair
Paul Sinclair
Ian Sinclair
Michael Sinclair
William Sinclair
Mark Sinclair
Stephen Sinclair
Neil Sinclair
Alan Sinclair
George Sinclair
Graham Sinclair
Stuart Sinclair
Alexander Sinclair
Christopher Sinclair
Anthony Sinclair

Top female forenames

Susan Sinclair
Margaret Sinclair
Karen Sinclair
Elizabeth Sinclair
Gillian Sinclair
Janet Sinclair
Lisa Sinclair
Linda Sinclair
Helen Sinclair
Christine Sinclair
Mary Sinclair
Sarah Sinclair
Alison Sinclair
Carol Sinclair
Jill Sinclair
Nicola Sinclair
Sandra Sinclair
Ann Sinclair
Jacqueline Sinclair
Fiona Sinclair


  • 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.