Surname statistics for Cottrell

There are approximately 7,497 people named Cottrell in the UK. That makes it the 1,445th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 119 are named Cottrell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)74971445N/A119
United Kingdom (1881 census)266616710.00989
Change since 1881+4831+226+0.003+30
Other Countries
United States162882043N/A60

Top male forenames

David Cottrell
Richard Cottrell
Paul Cottrell
John Cottrell
Michael Cottrell
Stephen Cottrell
James Cottrell
Andrew Cottrell
Gary Cottrell
Robert Cottrell
Anthony Cottrell
Peter Cottrell
Alan Cottrell
Steven Cottrell
Christopher Cottrell
Simon Cottrell
Brian Cottrell
Neil Cottrell
Matthew Cottrell
Adrian Cottrell

Top female forenames

Patricia Cottrell
Carol Cottrell
Christine Cottrell
Alison Cottrell
Janet Cottrell
Jennifer Cottrell
Susan Cottrell
Jacqueline Cottrell
Joanne Cottrell
Janice Cottrell
Elizabeth Cottrell
Sally Cottrell
Angela Cottrell
Margaret Cottrell
Emma Cottrell
Julie Cottrell
Judith Cottrell
Tracy Cottrell
Maria Cottrell
Diana Cottrell


  • 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.