Surname statistics for Coles

There are approximately 21,542 people named Coles in the UK. That makes it the 467th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 341 are named Coles.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21542467N/A341
United Kingdom (1881 census)104334140.035348
Change since 1881+11109-53-0.001-7
Other Countries
United States136412431N/A51


People with the surname Coles 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Coles
Richard Coles
Michael Coles
Peter Coles
John Coles
Andrew Coles
Robert Coles
Paul Coles
Stephen Coles
Christopher Coles
Simon Coles
Mark Coles
Martin Coles
Steven Coles
Ian Coles
Alan Coles
Philip Coles
James Coles
Neil Coles
Thomas Coles

Top female forenames

Anne Coles
Margaret Coles
Deborah Coles
Jane Coles
Karen Coles
Caroline Coles
Elizabeth Coles
Janet Coles
Julie Coles
Susan Coles
Nicola Coles
Sandra Coles
Pamela Coles
Sarah Coles
Sally Coles
Linda Coles
Amanda Coles
Michelle Coles
Sheila Coles
Jennifer Coles


  • 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.