Surname statistics for Whittle

We don't have any stats on how common this name is. This is probably because it's very rare in the UK.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)012930.0000
United Kingdom (1881 census)65256510.022218
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States707145920.00326


People with the surname Whittle are 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 Whittle are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Independent (2)
  3. Plaid Cymru (2)
  4. Labour (1)
  5. Liberal Democrat (1)
  6. UKIP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Whittle
John Whittle
Andrew Whittle
Mark Whittle
Paul Whittle
Jonathan Whittle
Peter Whittle
Stephen Whittle
Simon Whittle
Robert Whittle
James Whittle
Michael Whittle
Richard Whittle
Keith Whittle
Christopher Whittle
Ian Whittle
Adrian Whittle
Kevin Whittle
Alan Whittle
Anthony Whittle

Top female forenames

Susan Whittle
Emma Whittle
Christine Whittle
Patricia Whittle
Michelle Whittle
Gillian Whittle
Deborah Whittle
Margaret Whittle
Doreen Whittle
Jacqueline Whittle
Catherine Whittle
Claire Whittle
Denise Whittle
Sarah Whittle
Jennifer Whittle
Karen Whittle
Anne Whittle
Victoria Whittle
Elaine Whittle
Paula Whittle


  • 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.