Surname statistics for Cosgrove

There are approximately 7,067 people named Cosgrove in the UK. That makes it the 1,519th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 112 are named Cosgrove.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)70671519N/A112
United Kingdom (1881 census)145928770.00549
Change since 1881+5608+1358+0.006+63
Other Countries
United States93933480N/A35


People with the surname Cosgrove are slightly 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Cosgrove are:

  1. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Cosgrove
David Cosgrove
Mark Cosgrove
Michael Cosgrove
Peter Cosgrove
Patrick Cosgrove
Thomas Cosgrove
James Cosgrove
Paul Cosgrove
Alan Cosgrove
Kevin Cosgrove
Stephen Cosgrove
Andrew Cosgrove
Brian Cosgrove
Robert Cosgrove
Gary Cosgrove
Anthony Cosgrove
Ian Cosgrove
Richard Cosgrove
Martin Cosgrove

Top female forenames

Mary Cosgrove
Janet Cosgrove
Catherine Cosgrove
Susan Cosgrove
Elizabeth Cosgrove
Margaret Cosgrove
Julie Cosgrove
Ann Cosgrove
Sandra Cosgrove
Carol Cosgrove
Megan Cosgrove
Jane Cosgrove
Samantha Cosgrove
Sarah Cosgrove
Caroline Cosgrove
Jill Cosgrove
Christine Cosgrove
Lisa Cosgrove
Karen Cosgrove
Gemma Cosgrove


  • 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.