Surname statistics for McCann

There are approximately 21,509 people named McCann in the UK. That makes it the 468th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 340 are named McCann.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21509468N/A340
United Kingdom (1881 census)39781010.00113
Change since 1881+21112+7633+0.033+327
Other Countries
United States34692916N/A129


People with the surname McCann 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 Liberal Democrat.

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

  1. Liberal Democrat (4)
  2. Conservative (2)
  3. Labour (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

James McCann
John McCann
Paul McCann
Michael McCann
Stephen McCann
David McCann
Patrick McCann
Martin McCann
Peter McCann
Christopher McCann
Robert McCann
Brian McCann
Thomas McCann
Andrew McCann
William McCann
Gerard McCann
Mark McCann
Kevin McCann
Edward McCann
Richard McCann

Top female forenames

Margaret McCann
Sarah McCann
Anne McCann
Mary McCann
Elizabeth McCann
Susan McCann
Julie McCann
Christine McCann
Catherine McCann
Ann McCann
Karen McCann
Linda McCann
Jane McCann
Patricia McCann
Louise McCann
Janet McCann
Paula McCann
Alison McCann
Maureen McCann
Jacqueline McCann


  • 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.