Surname statistics for Vaughan

There are approximately 27,148 people named Vaughan in the UK. That makes it the 354th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 430 are named Vaughan.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27148354N/A430
United Kingdom (1881 census)102174210.034341
Change since 1881+16931+67+0.009+89
Other Countries
United States37591837N/A139


People with the surname Vaughan 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 Vaughan are:

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

Top male forenames

David Vaughan
Richard Vaughan
John Vaughan
Michael Vaughan
Peter Vaughan
Andrew Vaughan
Robert Vaughan
Mark Vaughan
Paul Vaughan
Christopher Vaughan
Stephen Vaughan
James Vaughan
Anthony Vaughan
Simon Vaughan
Ian Vaughan
Philip Vaughan
Alan Vaughan
Thomas Vaughan
William Vaughan
Timothy Vaughan

Top female forenames

Susan Vaughan
Patricia Vaughan
Christine Vaughan
Margaret Vaughan
Elizabeth Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Helen Vaughan
Julie Vaughan
Caroline Vaughan
Angela Vaughan
Nicola Vaughan
Linda Vaughan
Deborah Vaughan
Jane Vaughan
Barbara Vaughan
Lisa Vaughan
Sandra Vaughan
Alison Vaughan
Janet Vaughan
Jacqueline Vaughan


  • 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.