Surname statistics for Choi

There are approximately 4,195 people named Choi in the UK. That makes it the 2,485th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 66 are named Choi.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)41952485N/A66
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States36390872N/A135

Top male forenames

Kwok Choi
Wai Choi
Jae Choi
Chi Choi
Peter Choi
Yin Choi
Simon Choi
Yong Choi
Yiu Choi
David Choi
Kam Choi
Seung Choi
Raymond Choi
Michael Choi
Sung Choi
Man Choi
Nick Choi
Paul Choi
Hee Choi
Ho Choi

Top female forenames

Eun Choi
Kit Choi
Mei Choi
Sun Choi
Lai Choi
Yuk Choi
Shuk Choi
Melissa Choi
Vicky Choi
Lucy Choi
Kwai Choi
Karen Choi
Caroline Choi
Celina Choi
Chu Choi
Constance Choi
Gyesung Choi
Hyunjeong Choi
Jee Choi
Jun Choi


  • 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.