Surname statistics for Coward

There are approximately 5,850 people named Coward in the UK. That makes it the 1,785th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 93 are named Coward.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)58501785N/A93
United Kingdom (1881 census)343313320.011115
Change since 1881+2417-453-0.002-22
Other Countries
United States58805443N/A22

Top male forenames

John Coward
Michael Coward
David Coward
Stephen Coward
Martin Coward
Richard Coward
Robert Coward
Peter Coward
Christopher Coward
James Coward
Paul Coward
Ian Coward
Simon Coward
Lee Coward
Gary Coward
Nigel Coward
Philip Coward
Nicholas Coward
Graeme Coward
Mark Coward

Top female forenames

Susan Coward
Margaret Coward
Ann Coward
Patricia Coward
Christine Coward
Elizabeth Coward
Jane Coward
Julie Coward
Sarah Coward
Dawn Coward
Louise Coward
Janet Coward
Paula Coward
Roslyn Coward
Elaine Coward
Catherine Coward
Jill Coward
Clare Coward
Katherine Coward
Carole Coward


  • 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.