Surname statistics for Chahal

There are approximately 4,560 people named Chahal in the UK. That makes it the 2,304th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Chahal.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45602304N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States72830324less than 0.0013
Australia6720009less than 0.0014


People with the surname Chahal are less 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Ranjit Chahal
Mandeep Chahal
Surinder Chahal
Jaspal Chahal
Harvinder Chahal
Ravinder Chahal
Jasbir Chahal
Joga Chahal
Sukhjinder Chahal
Ashok Chahal
Jaswinder Chahal
Harjit Chahal
Balwinder Chahal

Top female forenames

Mohinder Chahal
Anita Chahal
Jaspal Chahal
Jasbir Chahal
Ruby Chahal
Shanti Chahal
Balwinder Chahal
Harjinder Chahal
Amarjit Chahal
Narinder Chahal
Parvinder Chahal
Harminder Chahal
Saimo Chahal


  • 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.