Surname statistics for Valentine

There are approximately 10,199 people named Valentine in the UK. That makes it the 1,032nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 161 are named Valentine.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)101991032N/A161
United Kingdom (1881 census)384011900.013128
Change since 1881+6359+158+0.003+33
Other Countries
United States37669834N/A140


People with the surname Valentine 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 SNP.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Valentine
Paul Valentine
Mark Valentine
John Valentine
James Valentine
Stephen Valentine
Richard Valentine
Christopher Valentine
Andrew Valentine
Anthony Valentine
Neil Valentine
Ian Valentine
Robert Valentine
Peter Valentine
Keith Valentine
Matthew Valentine
Simon Valentine
Michael Valentine
Jonathan Valentine
Brian Valentine

Top female forenames

Sarah Valentine
Elizabeth Valentine
Susan Valentine
Margaret Valentine
Claire Valentine
Jane Valentine
Julia Valentine
Christine Valentine
Sandra Valentine
Julie Valentine
Jacqueline Valentine
Jennifer Valentine
Dorothy Valentine
Barbara Valentine
Nicola Valentine
Fiona Valentine
Anne Valentine
Anna Valentine
Charlotte Valentine
Linda Valentine


  • 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.