Surname statistics for Cochrane

There are approximately 11,903 people named Cochrane in the UK. That makes it the 863rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 188 are named Cochrane.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11903863N/A188
United Kingdom (1881 census)46399610.015155
Change since 1881+7264+98+0.004+33
Other Countries
United States82283961N/A31


People with the surname Cochrane are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as SNP.

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

  1. SNP (2)
  2. Loughton Resident's Association (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Cochrane
James Cochrane
Robert Cochrane
David Cochrane
William Cochrane
Andrew Cochrane
Stephen Cochrane
Ian Cochrane
Peter Cochrane
Paul Cochrane
Steven Cochrane
Richard Cochrane
Michael Cochrane
Stuart Cochrane
Thomas Cochrane
Mark Cochrane
Anthony Cochrane
Graham Cochrane
Philip Cochrane
Charles Cochrane

Top female forenames

Jane Cochrane
Susan Cochrane
Sharon Cochrane
Margaret Cochrane
Elizabeth Cochrane
Patricia Cochrane
Jill Cochrane
Christine Cochrane
Mary Cochrane
Linda Cochrane
Karen Cochrane
Janet Cochrane
Sarah Cochrane
Carol Cochrane
Dawn Cochrane
Joan Cochrane
Emma Cochrane
Maureen Cochrane
Catherine Cochrane
Wendy Cochrane


  • 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.