Surname statistics for Sweeney

We don't have any stats on how common this name is. This is probably because it's very rare in the UK.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)08230.0000
United Kingdom (1881 census)401011360.013134
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States515005910.019191


People with the surname Sweeney are slightly more 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 Sweeney are:

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

Top male forenames

John Sweeney
Michael Sweeney
Paul Sweeney
James Sweeney
Mark Sweeney
Patrick Sweeney
David Sweeney
Peter Sweeney
Anthony Sweeney
Christopher Sweeney
Kevin Sweeney
Stephen Sweeney
Joseph Sweeney
Daniel Sweeney
Thomas Sweeney
Martin Sweeney
Andrew Sweeney
Terence Sweeney
Sean Sweeney
Charles Sweeney

Top female forenames

Patricia Sweeney
Susan Sweeney
Karen Sweeney
Elizabeth Sweeney
Mary Sweeney
Margaret Sweeney
Anne Sweeney
Helen Sweeney
Catherine Sweeney
Fiona Sweeney
Eileen Sweeney
Michelle Sweeney
Julie Sweeney
Donna Sweeney
Lisa Sweeney
Jennifer Sweeney
Sarah Sweeney
Christine Sweeney
Sandra Sweeney
Angela Sweeney


  • 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.