Names distinctive to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

The list of names unique to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Margaret 20% 1.
2. Claire 30% 2.
3. Nicola 28% 3.
4. Gillian 66% 7.
5. Joanne 25% 4.
6. Alison 32% 6.
7. Louise 23% 5.
8. Kirsty 78% 15.
9. Tracey 31% 9.
10. Lesley 44% 11.
11. Pauline 23% 8.
12. Fiona 40% 13.
13. Clare 43% 14.
14. Gemma 25% 10.
15. Hayley 43% 17.
16. June 25% 12.
17. Leanne 35% 19.
18. Zoe 41% 20.
19. Kerry 25% 16.
20. Beverley 44% 22.
21. Doreen 25% 18.
22. Beryl 59% 25.
23. Jayne 37% 23.
24. Lynne 24% 21.
25. Kayleigh 62% 28.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Ian 36% 1.
2. Colin 29% 2.
3. Neil 32% 3.
4. Darren 36% 5.
5. Stuart 31% 4.
6. Nigel 59% 6.
7. Gareth 67% 10.
8. Liam 50% 13.
9. Terence 41% 11.
10. Malcolm 31% 7.
11. Geoffrey 27% 9.
12. Luke 21% 8.
13. Shaun 27% 12.
14. Iain 73% 16.
15. Clive 42% 15.
16. Gavin 23% 14.
17. Martyn 61% 18.
18. Graeme 47% 17.
19. Callum 75% 21.
20. Alistair 61% 20.
21. Kieran 50% 19.
22. Alastair 65% 22.
23. Glyn 71% 24.
24. Barrie 33% 23.
25. Rhys 49% 25.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Jones 22% 1.
2. Davies 67% 3.
3. Taylor 22% 2.
4. Evans 28% 4.
5. Limited 52% 8.
6. Roberts 24% 5.
7. Clarke 40% 10.
8. Hughes 31% 7.
9. Wright 21% 6.
10. Wood 27% 11.
11. Edwards 23% 9.
12. Griffiths 64% 20.
13. Cooper 23% 13.
14. Ward 24% 14.
15. Turner 21% 12.
16. Harrison 24% 16.
17. Watson 23% 15.
18. Wilkinson 43% 23.
19. Simpson 26% 19.
20. Bennett 21% 17.
21. Thomson 44% 27.
22. Price 22% 18.
23. Richards 26% 21.
24. Chapman 26% 25.
25. Robertson 23% 22.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Australia 89%
New Zealand 85%
United States of America (the) 78%
Ireland 59%
Isle of Man 59%
Canada 49%
Jamaica 45%
Guyana 44%

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).