Surname statistics for Chung

There are approximately 9,387 people named Chung in the UK. That makes it the 1,126th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 149 are named Chung.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)93871126N/A149
United Kingdom (1881 census)2254676less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+9385+253550+0.015
Other Countries
United States36422870N/A135


People with the surname Chung are about as likely to be politicians as the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Chung are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Wai Chung
Chi Chung
David Chung
Chun Chung
Simon Chung
Kwok Chung
Michael Chung
Wing Chung
Yuk Chung
Kenny Chung
Raymond Chung
Andrew Chung
Hung Chung
Yiu Chung
Ka Chung
Sai Chung
Damian Chung
Brian Chung
Ming Chung
Philip Chung

Top female forenames

Mei Chung
Kit Chung
Maria Chung
Wendy Chung
Lisa Chung
Sandra Chung
Sau Chung
Jennifer Chung
Helen Chung
May Chung
Susan Chung
Man Chung
Linda Chung
Pik Chung
My Chung
Karen Chung
Nicola Chung
Paula Chung
Alice Chung
Shuk Chung


  • 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.