Surname statistics for Cann

There are approximately 4,544 people named Cann in the UK. That makes it the 2,311th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Cann.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45442311N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)277416070.00993
Change since 1881+1770-704-0.002-21
Other Countries
United States37498142N/A14


People with the surname Cann 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 Independent.

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

  1. Independent (2)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Cann
Andrew Cann
Stephen Cann
Christopher Cann
Robert Cann
Paul Cann
Mark Cann
David Cann
Jonathan Cann
Peter Cann
Richard Cann
John Cann
Nicholas Cann
Brian Cann
Roger Cann
Graham Cann
Adrian Cann
Geoffrey Cann
Ian Cann
Benjamin Cann

Top female forenames

Amanda Cann
Margaret Cann
Julia Cann
Victoria Cann
Lisa Cann
Julie Cann
Mary Cann
Vanessa Cann
Gillian Cann
Chloe Cann
Sarah Cann
Jennifer Cann
Rebekah Cann
Susan Cann
Denise Cann
Jane Cann
Christine Cann
Ann Cann
Karen Cann
Barbara Cann


  • 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.