Surname statistics for McKinnon

There are approximately 4,487 people named McKinnon in the UK. That makes it the 2,345th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 71 are named McKinnon.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)44872345N/A71
United Kingdom (1881 census)8322368less than 0.0013
Change since 1881+4404+20023+0.007+68
Other Countries
United States145662285N/A54

Top male forenames

David McKinnon
James McKinnon
John McKinnon
Robert McKinnon
Ian McKinnon
Andrew McKinnon
Alexander McKinnon
Donald McKinnon
Stuart McKinnon
Ross McKinnon
Alan McKinnon
Cameron McKinnon
William McKinnon
Alistair McKinnon
Peter McKinnon
Paul McKinnon
Steven McKinnon
Scott McKinnon
Colin McKinnon
Gordon McKinnon

Top female forenames

Fiona McKinnon
Laura McKinnon
Susan McKinnon
Janet McKinnon
Rebecca McKinnon
Emma McKinnon
Margaret McKinnon
Sarah McKinnon
Moira McKinnon
Deborah McKinnon
Jacqueline McKinnon
Carol McKinnon
Angela McKinnon
Mary McKinnon
Julie McKinnon
Karen McKinnon
Christine McKinnon
Helen McKinnon
Gillian McKinnon
Jayne McKinnon


  • 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.