Surname statistics for Colley

There are approximately 7,627 people named Colley in the UK. That makes it the 1,415th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 121 are named Colley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)76271415N/A121
United Kingdom (1881 census)379612060.013127
Change since 1881+3831-209-0.001-6
Other Countries
United States87073742N/A32


People with the surname Colley 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (1)
  2. Non Aligned (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Colley
Andrew Colley
John Colley
Peter Colley
Mark Colley
Michael Colley
Paul Colley
Richard Colley
Stephen Colley
Ian Colley
Philip Colley
Alan Colley
Robert Colley
Jonathan Colley
Simon Colley
Anthony Colley
Christopher Colley
Steven Colley
Matthew Colley
James Colley

Top female forenames

Christine Colley
Helen Colley
Susan Colley
Sharon Colley
Linda Colley
Michelle Colley
Fiona Colley
Jacqueline Colley
Angela Colley
Elizabeth Colley
Lynne Colley
Sandra Colley
Janice Colley
Jane Colley
Julie Colley
Maureen Colley
Barbara Colley
Alison Colley
Anne Colley
Ruth Colley


  • 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.