Surname statistics for Donegan

There are approximately 2,548 people named Donegan in the UK. That makes it the 3,719th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 40 are named Donegan.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)25483719N/A40
United Kingdom (1881 census)29998660.00110
Change since 1881+2249+6147+0.003+30
Other Countries
United States40567560N/A15

Top male forenames

John Donegan
Michael Donegan
David Donegan
Paul Donegan
Peter Donegan
Mark Donegan
James Donegan
Stephen Donegan
Terry Donegan
Patrick Donegan
Christopher Donegan
Simon Donegan
Daniel Donegan
Scott Donegan
Vincent Donegan
Anthony Donegan
Sean Donegan
Emmet Donegan
Robert Donegan
Thomas Donegan

Top female forenames

Sarah Donegan
Margaret Donegan
Catherine Donegan
Sharon Donegan
Marie Donegan
Judith Donegan
Patricia Donegan
Lisa Donegan
Tracey Donegan
Lorraine Donegan
Zoe Donegan
Gillian Donegan
Chloe Donegan
Mary Donegan
Linda Donegan
Fiona Donegan
Christine Donegan
Jennifer Donegan
Ann Donegan
Katherine Donegan


  • 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.