Surname statistics for Collings

There are approximately 6,037 people named Collings in the UK. That makes it the 1,727th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 96 are named Collings.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)60371727N/A96
United Kingdom (1881 census)356312670.012119
Change since 1881+2474-460-0.002-23
Other Countries
United States290610186N/A11

Top male forenames

Paul Collings
David Collings
Andrew Collings
Peter Collings
John Collings
Mark Collings
Timothy Collings
Stephen Collings
Michael Collings
James Collings
Christopher Collings
Simon Collings
Richard Collings
Robert Collings
Brian Collings
Alan Collings
Adam Collings
Stuart Collings
Ian Collings
Matthew Collings

Top female forenames

Susan Collings
Linda Collings
Sarah Collings
Janet Collings
Pamela Collings
Julia Collings
Anne Collings
Lisa Collings
Amanda Collings
Harriet Collings
Helen Collings
Tracy Collings
Christine Collings
Margaret Collings
Rebecca Collings
Fiona Collings
Wendy Collings
Jane Collings
Shirley Collings
Tracey Collings


  • 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.