Surname statistics for Elkins

There are approximately 2,621 people named Elkins in the UK. That makes it the 3,644th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 41 are named Elkins.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26213644N/A41
United Kingdom (1881 census)116534730.00439
Change since 1881+1456-1710+2
Other Countries
United States239531356N/A89


People with the surname Elkins 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Elkins
Michael Elkins
David Elkins
Christopher Elkins
Stephen Elkins
Peter Elkins
Neil Elkins
Mark Elkins
Howard Elkins
Paul Elkins
Anthony Elkins
Brian Elkins
Timothy Elkins
Andrew Elkins
Robert Elkins
Jeffrey Elkins
Roger Elkins
Simon Elkins
Lee Elkins
Gary Elkins

Top female forenames

Susan Elkins
Jane Elkins
Deborah Elkins
Nicola Elkins
Sarah Elkins
Louise Elkins
Alison Elkins
Kay Elkins
Pamela Elkins
Ione Elkins
Samantha Elkins
Ruth Elkins
Sylvia Elkins
Joanne Elkins
Henrietta Elkins
Lisa Elkins
Shirley Elkins
Carole Elkins
Jacqueline Elkins
Julie Elkins


  • 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.