Surname statistics for Cooke

There are approximately 43,473 people named Cooke in the UK. That makes it the 195th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 688 are named Cooke.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)43473195N/A688
United Kingdom (1881 census)165272330.055552
Change since 1881+26946+38+0.014+136
Other Countries
United States318601000N/A118


People with the surname Cooke 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 Cooke are:

  1. Conservative (9)
  2. Labour (5)
  3. Independent (2)
  4. Voice of Gwynedd (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

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

Top female forenames

Susan Cooke
Margaret Cooke
Sarah Cooke
Julie Cooke
Elizabeth Cooke
Helen Cooke
Jane Cooke
Karen Cooke
Caroline Cooke
Patricia Cooke
Linda Cooke
Alison Cooke
Ann Cooke
Deborah Cooke
Sandra Cooke
Lisa Cooke
Anne Cooke
Mary Cooke
Louise Cooke
Jennifer Cooke


  • 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.