Surname statistics for Wakefield

There are approximately 13,606 people named Wakefield in the UK. That makes it the 749th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 215 are named Wakefield.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13606749N/A215
United Kingdom (1881 census)53628370.018179
Change since 1881+8244+88+0.004+36
Other Countries
United States140582360N/A52


People with the surname Wakefield 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 Wakefield are:

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

Top male forenames

David Wakefield
John Wakefield
Paul Wakefield
Richard Wakefield
Michael Wakefield
Mark Wakefield
Peter Wakefield
Simon Wakefield
Robert Wakefield
James Wakefield
Ian Wakefield
Andrew Wakefield
Anthony Wakefield
Colin Wakefield
Christopher Wakefield
Steven Wakefield
Stephen Wakefield
Nicholas Wakefield
Timothy Wakefield
Gary Wakefield

Top female forenames

Susan Wakefield
Elizabeth Wakefield
Karen Wakefield
Margaret Wakefield
Alison Wakefield
Deborah Wakefield
Victoria Wakefield
Janet Wakefield
Carol Wakefield
Jacqueline Wakefield
Kathryn Wakefield
Sarah Wakefield
Julie Wakefield
Jane Wakefield
Louise Wakefield
Elaine Wakefield
Julia Wakefield
Caroline Wakefield
Wendy Wakefield
Frances Wakefield


  • 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.