Surname statistics for Stephens

There are approximately 33,404 people named Stephens in the UK. That makes it the 277th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 529 are named Stephens.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)33404277N/A529
United Kingdom (1881 census)166192300.055555
Change since 1881+16785-47-0.002-26
Other Countries
United States138742181N/A514


People with the surname Stephens are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Stephens are:

  1. Labour (5)
  2. Independent (4)
  3. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Stephens
John Stephens
Paul Stephens
Mark Stephens
Michael Stephens
Robert Stephens
Andrew Stephens
Peter Stephens
Richard Stephens
Anthony Stephens
Christopher Stephens
James Stephens
William Stephens
Jonathan Stephens
Nicholas Stephens
Philip Stephens
Simon Stephens
Martin Stephens
Kevin Stephens
Ian Stephens

Top female forenames

Susan Stephens
Elizabeth Stephens
Jane Stephens
Sarah Stephens
Linda Stephens
Christine Stephens
Sharon Stephens
Emma Stephens
Julie Stephens
Margaret Stephens
Helen Stephens
Catherine Stephens
Joanne Stephens
Jennifer Stephens
Janet Stephens
Caroline Stephens
Anne Stephens
Ann Stephens
Karen Stephens
Jacqueline Stephens


  • 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.