Surname statistics for Chu

There are approximately 4,609 people named Chu in the UK. That makes it the 2,277th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 73 are named Chu.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)46092277N/A73
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States243811328N/A90

Top male forenames

Simon Chu
David Chu
Vinh Chu
James Chu
Ian Chu
Viet Chu
Jason Chu
Wai Chu
King Chu
Anthony Chu
Steven Chu
Chi Chu
John Chu
Chun Chu
Chuong Chu
Peter Chu
Jack Chu
Paul Chu
Kam Chu
Kevin Chu

Top female forenames

Mei Chu
Sau Chu
Louise Chu
Laura Chu
Jessica Chu
Susan Chu
Christina Chu
Pauline Chu
Erin Chu
Jennifer Chu
Yuk Chu
Daisy Chu
Ling Chu
Irene Chu
Bonnie Chu
Phuong Chu
Michelle Chu
Jia Chu
Trang Chu
Lucy Chu


  • 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.