Surname statistics for Steele

There are approximately 26,491 people named Steele in the UK. That makes it the 368th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 419 are named Steele.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26491368N/A419
United Kingdom (1881 census)80145210.027268
Change since 1881+18477+153+0.015+151
Other Countries
United States84353331N/A313


People with the surname Steele 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Non Aligned (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Steele
Robert Steele
Andrew Steele
John Steele
Michael Steele
Paul Steele
James Steele
Christopher Steele
William Steele
Mark Steele
Ian Steele
Richard Steele
Alan Steele
Graham Steele
Peter Steele
Anthony Steele
Kevin Steele
Martin Steele
Thomas Steele
George Steele

Top female forenames

Susan Steele
Margaret Steele
Elizabeth Steele
Helen Steele
Julie Steele
Christine Steele
Jennifer Steele
Anne Steele
Mary Steele
Amanda Steele
Jane Steele
Catherine Steele
Claire Steele
Karen Steele
Sandra Steele
Wendy Steele
Janet Steele
Patricia Steele
Alison Steele
Valerie Steele


  • 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.