Surname statistics for Coleman

There are approximately 40,690 people named Coleman in the UK. That makes it the 210th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 644 are named Coleman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)40690210N/A644
United Kingdom (1881 census)149242670.050498
Change since 1881+25766+57+0.014+146
Other Countries
United States208624102N/A773


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

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

  1. Labour (6)
  2. Liberal Democrat (6)
  3. Conservative (5)
  4. Independent (2)
  5. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Coleman
John Coleman
Michael Coleman
Paul Coleman
Mark Coleman
Peter Coleman
James Coleman
Andrew Coleman
Robert Coleman
Richard Coleman
Stephen Coleman
Christopher Coleman
Martin Coleman
Ian Coleman
Anthony Coleman
William Coleman
Alan Coleman
Simon Coleman
Brian Coleman
Matthew Coleman

Top female forenames

Susan Coleman
Margaret Coleman
Karen Coleman
Elizabeth Coleman
Christine Coleman
Gillian Coleman
Claire Coleman
Helen Coleman
Patricia Coleman
Jane Coleman
Sarah Coleman
Victoria Coleman
Nicola Coleman
Alison Coleman
Linda Coleman
Julie Coleman
Catherine Coleman
Sandra Coleman
Louise Coleman
Jacqueline Coleman


  • 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.