Surname statistics for Cooney

There are approximately 6,556 people named Cooney in the UK. That makes it the 1,614th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 104 are named Cooney.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)65561614N/A104
United Kingdom (1881 census)124332880.00442
Change since 1881+5313+1674+0.006+62
Other Countries
United States121362728N/A45


People with the surname Cooney are 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 Cooney are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Labour (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Cooney
Paul Cooney
Michael Cooney
Stephen Cooney
Patrick Cooney
James Cooney
Peter Cooney
Brian Cooney
Richard Cooney
David Cooney
Andrew Cooney
Christopher Cooney
Kevin Cooney
Anthony Cooney
Joseph Cooney
Mark Cooney
Shaun Cooney
Alan Cooney
Martin Cooney
Sean Cooney

Top female forenames

Anne Cooney
Margaret Cooney
Julie Cooney
Ann Cooney
Sarah Cooney
Patricia Cooney
Kathleen Cooney
Megan Cooney
Angela Cooney
Emma Cooney
Joanne Cooney
Linda Cooney
Gillian Cooney
Nicola Cooney
Laura Cooney
Karen Cooney
Gemma Cooney
Janet Cooney
Annette Cooney
Christine Cooney


  • 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.