Surname statistics for Cork

There are approximately 2,921 people named Cork in the UK. That makes it the 3,341th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 46 are named Cork.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29213341N/A46
United Kingdom (1881 census)222020100.00774
Change since 1881+701-1331-0.002-28
Other Countries
United States251111500N/A9

Top male forenames

Christopher Cork
David Cork
Michael Cork
James Cork
Andrew Cork
Anthony Cork
Stephen Cork
Colin Cork
Terence Cork
Terry Cork
Philip Cork
Nicholas Cork
Peter Cork
Jeremy Cork
Kevin Cork
Simon Cork
Jonathan Cork
Neil Cork
Paul Cork
Charles Cork

Top female forenames

Angela Cork
Rebecca Cork
Sarah Cork
Karen Cork
Helen Cork
Sharon Cork
Patricia Cork
Carol Cork
Victoria Cork
Nicola Cork
Sally Cork
Tanya Cork
Christine Cork
Joan Cork
Kayleigh Cork
Katie Cork
Donna Cork
Alison Cork
Valerie Cork
Diane Cork


  • 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.