Surname statistics for Chin

There are approximately 3,854 people named Chin in the UK. That makes it the 2,666th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 61 are named Chin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)38542666N/A61
United Kingdom (1881 census)5927268less than 0.0012
Change since 1881+3795+24602+0.006+59
Other Countries
United States256731255N/A95

Top male forenames

Andrew Chin
Simon Chin
Tony Chin
David Chin
Anthony Chin
Kenneth Chin
Kean Chin
Peter Chin
Jude Chin
Richard Chin
Ming Chin
Tuck Chin
Vincent Chin
Michael Chin
Christopher Chin
Winston Chin
Philip Chin
Teck Chin
Guann-Yeu Chin
Juin Chin

Top female forenames

Shirley Chin
Karen Chin
Catherine Chin
Caroline Chin
Sandra Chin
Jacqueline Chin
Susan Chin
Joanna Chin
Pui Chin
Vonnie Chin
Sharon Chin
Lena Chin
Carol Chin
Yoke Chin
Anita Chin
Barbara Chin
Deirdre Chin
Marjorie Chin
Suzie Chin
Christina Chin


  • 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.