Surname statistics for Cohen

There are approximately 28,105 people named Cohen in the UK. That makes it the 335th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 445 are named Cohen.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28105335N/A445
United Kingdom (1881 census)47159430.016157
Change since 1881+23390+608+0.028+288
Other Countries
United States87226320N/A323


People with the surname Cohen 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Liberal Democrat (2)
  3. Loughton Resident's Association (1)
  4. Thanet Independent Party (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Cohen
Michael Cohen
Jonathan Cohen
Daniel Cohen
Simon Cohen
Paul Cohen
Anthony Cohen
Andrew Cohen
Richard Cohen
Robert Cohen
Mark Cohen
Alan Cohen
Marc Cohen
Adam Cohen
Stephen Cohen
Howard Cohen
Joseph Cohen
Ian Cohen
Philip Cohen
Laurence Cohen

Top female forenames

Susan Cohen
Sandra Cohen
Deborah Cohen
Michelle Cohen
Joanne Cohen
Sarah Cohen
Barbara Cohen
Linda Cohen
Sara Cohen
Janet Cohen
Jacqueline Cohen
Ruth Cohen
Anna Cohen
Nicola Cohen
Gillian Cohen
Julie Cohen
Alison Cohen
Lucy Cohen
Sharon Cohen
Elizabeth Cohen


  • 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.