Surname statistics for Cullen

There are approximately 19,327 people named Cullen in the UK. That makes it the 524th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 306 are named Cullen.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)19327524N/A306
United Kingdom (1881 census)52488480.018175
Change since 1881+14079+324+0.013+131
Other Countries
United States196651665N/A73


People with the surname Cullen are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Cullen are:

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

Top male forenames

John Cullen
James Cullen
Paul Cullen
Michael Cullen
David Cullen
Christopher Cullen
Richard Cullen
Robert Cullen
Patrick Cullen
Anthony Cullen
Mark Cullen
Andrew Cullen
Thomas Cullen
Daniel Cullen
Peter Cullen
William Cullen
Simon Cullen
Gary Cullen
Ian Cullen
Steven Cullen

Top female forenames

Sarah Cullen
Elizabeth Cullen
Patricia Cullen
Susan Cullen
Jacqueline Cullen
Deborah Cullen
Catherine Cullen
Karen Cullen
Helen Cullen
Christine Cullen
Donna Cullen
Margaret Cullen
Ann Cullen
Amanda Cullen
Louise Cullen
Suzanne Cullen
Maureen Cullen
Tracy Cullen
Claire Cullen
Jane Cullen


  • 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.