Surname statistics for Leung

There are approximately 8,316 people named Leung in the UK. That makes it the 1,287th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 132 are named Leung.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)83161287N/A132
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States181401815N/A67

Top male forenames

Chi Leung
Kwok Leung
Wai Leung
Andrew Leung
David Leung
Yuk Leung
Chun Leung
Man Leung
Wing Leung
Anthony Leung
Simon Leung
John Leung
Stephen Leung
Siu Leung
Daniel Leung
Andy Leung
Kam Leung
Peter Leung
Michael Leung
Tim Leung

Top female forenames

Annabel Leung
Sau Leung
Karen Leung
Olivia Leung
Sheena Leung
Ophelia Leung
Mei Leung
Angela Leung
Sandy Leung
Michelle Leung
Shuk Leung
Miu Leung
Katy Leung
Christine Leung
Tina Leung
Diana Leung
Elaine Leung
Hoi Leung
Wai Leung
Siu Leung


  • 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.