Surname statistics for Waters

There are approximately 24,714 people named Waters in the UK. That makes it the 403rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 391 are named Waters.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)24714403N/A391
United Kingdom (1881 census)120333570.040402
Change since 1881+12681-46-0.001-11
Other Countries
United States65817455N/A244


People with the surname Waters 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Waters are:

  1. Conservative (8)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Waters
John Waters
Michael Waters
Mark Waters
Andrew Waters
Richard Waters
Christopher Waters
Paul Waters
James Waters
Anthony Waters
Stephen Waters
Peter Waters
Kevin Waters
Keith Waters
Simon Waters
Gary Waters
Steven Waters
Philip Waters
Alan Waters
Colin Waters

Top female forenames

Susan Waters
Elizabeth Waters
Jane Waters
Patricia Waters
Margaret Waters
Christine Waters
Julie Waters
Mary Waters
Nicola Waters
Karen Waters
Ann Waters
Claire Waters
Lisa Waters
Catherine Waters
Helen Waters
Deborah Waters
Alison Waters
Fiona Waters
Anne Waters
Sarah Waters


  • 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.