Surname statistics for Colton

There are approximately 2,742 people named Colton in the UK. That makes it the 3,521th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 43 are named Colton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27423521N/A43
United Kingdom (1881 census)100239290.00333
Change since 1881+1740+408+0.001+10
Other Countries
United States63135102N/A23

Top male forenames

John Colton
Michael Colton
Paul Colton
Andrew Colton
Alan Colton
Martin Colton
Robert Colton
Craig Colton
Roger Colton
Peter Colton
Mark Colton
Gary Colton
Leo Colton
Brian Colton
Simon Colton
Charles Colton
Anthony Colton
James Colton
David Colton
Lee Colton

Top female forenames

Jane Colton
Jacqueline Colton
Angela Colton
Pamela Colton
Rebecca Colton
Kay Colton
Susan Colton
Loukia Colton
Tamara Colton
Margaret Colton
Karen Colton
Sandra Colton
Janet Colton
Fionnuala Colton
Denise Colton
Dorothy Colton
Theresa Colton
Sharon Colton
Francine Colton
Frances Colton


  • 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.