Surname statistics for Cousins

There are approximately 12,568 people named Cousins in the UK. That makes it the 805th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 199 are named Cousins.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12568805N/A199
United Kingdom (1881 census)53888280.018180
Change since 1881+7180+23+0.002+19
Other Countries
United States86913748N/A32


People with the surname Cousins 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 Cousins are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Cousins
John Cousins
Paul Cousins
Peter Cousins
Richard Cousins
Mark Cousins
Michael Cousins
Stephen Cousins
Andrew Cousins
Robert Cousins
James Cousins
Ian Cousins
Alan Cousins
Neil Cousins
Jonathan Cousins
William Cousins
Simon Cousins
Brian Cousins
Daniel Cousins
Anthony Cousins

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Cousins
Susan Cousins
Sarah Cousins
Karen Cousins
Anne Cousins
Patricia Cousins
Linda Cousins
Alison Cousins
Margaret Cousins
Sandra Cousins
Jennifer Cousins
Emma Cousins
Nicola Cousins
Victoria Cousins
Tina Cousins
Mary Cousins
Jane Cousins
Janet Cousins
Julie Cousins
Sharon Cousins


  • 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.