Surname statistics for Wainwright

There are approximately 12,454 people named Wainwright in the UK. That makes it the 809th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 197 are named Wainwright.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12454809N/A197
United Kingdom (1881 census)63366800.021212
Change since 1881+6118-129-0.001-15
Other Countries
United States68244748N/A25


People with the surname Wainwright 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 Wainwright are:

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

Top male forenames

David Wainwright
John Wainwright
Mark Wainwright
Paul Wainwright
Michael Wainwright
Stephen Wainwright
Andrew Wainwright
Richard Wainwright
Robert Wainwright
Alan Wainwright
Philip Wainwright
Ian Wainwright
Christopher Wainwright
Peter Wainwright
James Wainwright
Gary Wainwright
Jonathan Wainwright
Anthony Wainwright
Simon Wainwright
Martin Wainwright

Top female forenames

Susan Wainwright
Elizabeth Wainwright
Margaret Wainwright
Sarah Wainwright
Karen Wainwright
Alison Wainwright
Anne Wainwright
Jennifer Wainwright
Helen Wainwright
Jacqueline Wainwright
Ann Wainwright
Lisa Wainwright
Patricia Wainwright
Angela Wainwright
Julie Wainwright
Louise Wainwright
Tracey Wainwright
Lorraine Wainwright
Lucy Wainwright
Janet Wainwright


  • 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.