Surname statistics for Costa

There are approximately 5,120 people named Costa in the UK. That makes it the 2,056th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 81 are named Costa.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)51202056N/A81
United Kingdom (1881 census)194133030.0016
Change since 1881+4926+11247+0.007+75
Other Countries
United States35227900N/A131

Top male forenames

Daniel Costa
Antonio Costa
Paulo Costa
George Costa
Jose Costa
Michael Costa
David Costa
Peter Costa
Manuel Costa
Dino Costa
Roberto Costa
Martin Costa
Costas Costa
Joao Costa
Angelo Costa
Antony Costa
Richard Costa
Andreas Costa
Bruno Costa
Robert Costa

Top female forenames

Maria Costa
Ana Costa
Anne Costa
Monica Costa
Karen Costa
Linda Costa
Christina Costa
Andrea Costa
Gillian Costa
Susan Costa
Hayley Costa
Silvia Costa
Elizabeth Costa
Androulla Costa
Barbara Costa
Mary Costa
Cristina Costa
Georgia Costa
Constantina Costa
Anastasia Costa


  • 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.