Surname statistics for Smalley

There are approximately 4,852 people named Smalley in the UK. That makes it the 2,155th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 77 are named Smalley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)48522155N/A77
United Kingdom (1881 census)271016480.00990
Change since 1881+2142-507-0.001-13
Other Countries
United States115122866N/A43

Top male forenames

David Smalley
Michael Smalley
John Smalley
Richard Smalley
Robert Smalley
Anthony Smalley
Mark Smalley
Martin Smalley
Ian Smalley
Christopher Smalley
Peter Smalley
Andrew Smalley
Joel Smalley
Stephen Smalley
Roger Smalley
Brian Smalley
Paul Smalley
Philip Smalley
Simon Smalley
Derek Smalley

Top female forenames

Susan Smalley
Julie Smalley
Rachel Smalley
Sarah Smalley
Mary Smalley
Joan Smalley
Louise Smalley
Judith Smalley
Zoe Smalley
Kathryn Smalley
Jennifer Smalley
Michelle Smalley
Pamela Smalley
Angela Smalley
Catherine Smalley
Amanda Smalley
Carol Smalley
Ann Smalley
Marni Smalley
Maureen Smalley


  • 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.