Surname statistics for Smart

There are approximately 27,878 people named Smart in the UK. That makes it the 339th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 441 are named Smart.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27878339N/A441
United Kingdom (1881 census)136362980.046455
Change since 1881+14242-41-0.002-14
Other Countries
United States241141344N/A89


People with the surname Smart 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 Smart are:

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

Top male forenames

David Smart
John Smart
Peter Smart
Paul Smart
Richard Smart
Christopher Smart
Andrew Smart
Michael Smart
Robert Smart
Stephen Smart
Alan Smart
Ian Smart
Brian Smart
James Smart
William Smart
Simon Smart
Philip Smart
Graham Smart
Colin Smart
Matthew Smart

Top female forenames

Susan Smart
Nicola Smart
Sarah Smart
Jane Smart
Margaret Smart
Christine Smart
Anne Smart
Patricia Smart
Helen Smart
Mary Smart
Laura Smart
Jacqueline Smart
Elizabeth Smart
Sandra Smart
Carol Smart
Julie Smart
Janet Smart
Catherine Smart
Angela Smart
Ann Smart


  • 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.