Surname statistics for Colman

There are approximately 4,657 people named Colman in the UK. That makes it the 2,248th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 74 are named Colman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)46572248N/A74
United Kingdom (1881 census)278916010.00993
Change since 1881+1868-647-0.002-19
Other Countries
United States40287609N/A15


People with the surname Colman are 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 UKIP.

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Top male forenames

David Colman
Andrew Colman
Richard Colman
Stephen Colman
Paul Colman
Mark Colman
John Colman
Peter Colman
Robert Colman
Christopher Colman
Matthew Colman
Nicholas Colman
Ronald Colman
Keith Colman
Tim Colman
Philip Colman
Michael Colman
Clive Colman
Anthony Colman
Jonathan Colman

Top female forenames

Susan Colman
Jane Colman
Judith Colman
Juliet Colman
Carly Colman
Deborah Colman
Jill Colman
Emma Colman
Jacqueline Colman
Elizabeth Colman
Helen Colman
Amanda Colman
Joanne Colman
Pauline Colman
Bonnie Colman
Lara Colman
Victoria Colman
Paula Colman
Ann Colman
Louise Colman


  • 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.