Surname statistics for Kane

There are approximately 18,621 people named Kane in the UK. That makes it the 543rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 295 are named Kane.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)18621543N/A295
United Kingdom (1881 census)241218550.00881
Change since 1881+16209+1312+0.021+214
Other Countries
United States48527636N/A180


People with the surname Kane are slightly more likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Kane are:

  1. Labour (5)
  2. Liberal Democrat (2)
  3. Conservative (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Kane
Michael Kane
James Kane
David Kane
Peter Kane
Stephen Kane
Paul Kane
Andrew Kane
William Kane
Thomas Kane
Anthony Kane
Brian Kane
Mark Kane
Robert Kane
Patrick Kane
Sean Kane
Christopher Kane
Ian Kane
Alan Kane
Gary Kane

Top female forenames

Catherine Kane
Mary Kane
Susan Kane
Jacqueline Kane
Elizabeth Kane
Margaret Kane
Lisa Kane
Anne Kane
Sharon Kane
Sarah Kane
Emma Kane
Linda Kane
Helen Kane
Christine Kane
Karen Kane
Elaine Kane
Patricia Kane
Sandra Kane
Julie Kane
Sally Kane


  • 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.