Surname statistics for Walsh

There are approximately 66,377 people named Walsh in the UK. That makes it the 113rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,051 are named Walsh.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)66377113N/A1051
United Kingdom (1881 census)159432480.053532
Change since 1881+50434+135+0.052+519
Other Countries
United States103216265N/A383


People with the surname Walsh 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 Walsh are:

  1. Labour (15)
  2. Conservative (11)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Walsh
Michael Walsh
David Walsh
Paul Walsh
Peter Walsh
James Walsh
Stephen Walsh
Andrew Walsh
Mark Walsh
Patrick Walsh
Anthony Walsh
Kevin Walsh
Martin Walsh
Christopher Walsh
Thomas Walsh
Richard Walsh
Robert Walsh
William Walsh
Matthew Walsh
Ian Walsh

Top female forenames

Susan Walsh
Mary Walsh
Margaret Walsh
Elizabeth Walsh
Catherine Walsh
Karen Walsh
Jacqueline Walsh
Sarah Walsh
Julie Walsh
Anne Walsh
Jennifer Walsh
Patricia Walsh
Helen Walsh
Sharon Walsh
Janet Walsh
Kathleen Walsh
Amanda Walsh
Linda Walsh
Deborah Walsh
Caroline Walsh


  • 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.