Surname statistics for Walker

There are approximately 202,921 people named Walker in the UK. That makes it the 13rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 3,212 are named Walker.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20292113N/A3212
United Kingdom (1881 census)100253120.3353348
Change since 1881+102668-1-0.014-136
Other Countries
United States50130728N/A1858


People with the surname Walker 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 Walker are:

  1. Labour (27)
  2. Conservative (24)
  3. Liberal Democrat (5)
  4. Independent (5)
  5. SNP (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Walker
John Walker
Andrew Walker
Michael Walker
Peter Walker
Robert Walker
Paul Walker
James Walker
Ian Walker
Mark Walker
Richard Walker
Stephen Walker
Christopher Walker
Anthony Walker
William Walker
Alan Walker
Simon Walker
Graham Walker
Brian Walker
Philip Walker

Top female forenames

Susan Walker
Margaret Walker
Sarah Walker
Helen Walker
Patricia Walker
Karen Walker
Elizabeth Walker
Julie Walker
Janet Walker
Christine Walker
Linda Walker
Catherine Walker
Jane Walker
Jennifer Walker
Alison Walker
Nicola Walker
Jacqueline Walker
Deborah Walker
Mary Walker
Anne Walker


  • 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.