Surname statistics for Collins

There are approximately 107,951 people named Collins in the UK. That makes it the 60th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,709 are named Collins.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)10795160N/A1709
United Kingdom (1881 census)42972700.1431435
Change since 1881+64979+10+0.028+274
Other Countries
United States31784852N/A1178


People with the surname Collins are 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 Collins are:

  1. Labour (10)
  2. Conservative (7)
  3. Liberal Democrat (3)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. SNP (1)
  6. Plaid Cymru (1)
  7. Non Aligned (1)
  8. Independent Alliance (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Collins
David Collins
John Collins
Paul Collins
Peter Collins
Mark Collins
Andrew Collins
James Collins
Stephen Collins
Richard Collins
Anthony Collins
Robert Collins
Christopher Collins
Ian Collins
Brian Collins
Steven Collins
Simon Collins
Alan Collins
Martin Collins
Philip Collins

Top female forenames

Susan Collins
Sarah Collins
Julie Collins
Patricia Collins
Margaret Collins
Elizabeth Collins
Jacqueline Collins
Christine Collins
Deborah Collins
Jane Collins
Linda Collins
Lisa Collins
Janet Collins
Mary Collins
Angela Collins
Sharon Collins
Nicola Collins
Jennifer Collins
Karen Collins
Sandra Collins


  • 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.