Surname statistics for Christensen

There are approximately 3,675 people named Christensen in the UK. That makes it the 2,762nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 58 are named Christensen.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)36752762N/A58
United Kingdom (1881 census)7723462less than 0.0013
Change since 1881+3598+20700+0.006+55
Other Countries
United States71144412N/A264

Top male forenames

David Christensen
Flemming Christensen
Per Christensen
Michael Christensen
Jens Christensen
Lars Christensen
Peter Christensen
Mark Christensen
Erik Christensen
Anders Christensen
Andreas Christensen
Carl Christensen
Lawrence Christensen
John Christensen
Troy Christensen
Jason Christensen
Hans Christensen
Claus Christensen
William Christensen
Morten Christensen

Top female forenames

Karen Christensen
Susan Christensen
Christine Christensen
Charlotte Christensen
Trudi Christensen
Lucy Christensen
Victoria Christensen
Sarah Christensen
Claire Christensen
Jane Christensen
Elizabeth Christensen
Linda Christensen
Catherine Christensen
Suzanne Christensen
Tanya Christensen
Jacqueline Christensen
Anna Christensen
Lisa Christensen
Angela Christensen
Anne Christensen


  • 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.