Surname statistics for Chang

There are approximately 5,176 people named Chang in the UK. That makes it the 2,041th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 82 are named Chang.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)51762041N/A82
United Kingdom (1881 census)987284less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+5167+85243+0.008
Other Countries
United States69756424N/A259

Top male forenames

Chi Chang
John Chang
Simon Chang
Michael Chang
Stephen Chang
Peter Chang
Richard Chang
Paul Chang
Victor Chang
Eugene Chang
Daniel Chang
Wing Chang
Chong Chang
Alan Chang
Lee Chang
Chee Chang
Joseph Chang
Che Chang
Charles Chang
Raymond Chang

Top female forenames

Jacqueline Chang
Susan Chang
Sun Chang
Andrea Chang
Linda Chang
Liyuan Chang
Margaret Chang
May Chang
Myung Chang
Su Chang
Tracey Chang
Weichen Chang
Yen Chang
Yu Chang
Jutta Chang
Jessica Chang
Angela Chang
Anita Chang
Carol Chang
Caroline Chang


  • 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.