Surname statistics for Coster

There are approximately 2,207 people named Coster in the UK. That makes it the 4,154th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 35 are named Coster.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22074154N/A35
United Kingdom (1881 census)88243320.00329
Change since 1881+1325+1780+6
Other Countries
United States150217351N/A6

Top male forenames

Paul Coster
John Coster
Mark Coster
David Coster
Alan Coster
Nigel Coster
Peter Coster
Andrew Coster
Michael Coster
Robert Coster
George Coster
Stephen Coster
Graham Coster
Shaun Coster

Top female forenames

Karen Coster
Angela Coster
Emma Coster
Maureen Coster
Catherine Coster
Elizabeth Coster
Samantha Coster
Louise Coster
Nicole Coster
Rachel Coster
Jane Coster
Jacqueline Coster
Chloe Coster
Beryl Coster


  • 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.