Surname statistics for Collier

There are approximately 20,308 people named Collier in the UK. That makes it the 494th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 321 are named Collier.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20308494N/A321
United Kingdom (1881 census)100104280.033334
Change since 1881+10298-66-0.001-13
Other Countries
United States54414556N/A202


People with the surname Collier 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 Collier are:

  1. Conservative (5)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Collier
John Collier
Andrew Collier
Michael Collier
Paul Collier
Peter Collier
Stephen Collier
Robert Collier
Richard Collier
James Collier
Mark Collier
Ian Collier
Christopher Collier
Steven Collier
Adam Collier
Neil Collier
Anthony Collier
Philip Collier
William Collier
Brian Collier

Top female forenames

Susan Collier
Margaret Collier
Karen Collier
Jane Collier
Julie Collier
Emma Collier
Deborah Collier
Michelle Collier
Gillian Collier
Jacqueline Collier
Nicola Collier
Sharon Collier
Lesley Collier
Ann Collier
Tracey Collier
Helen Collier
Pamela Collier
Jennifer Collier
Elizabeth Collier
Joan Collier


  • 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.