What size cremation urn do I need?
If you’re purchasing an urn for an adult the quickest answer to this question is an Adult Urn.
Adult Urn - Most Common
Adult Urns, sometimes referred to as Standard Urns or Large Urns, are the most common urn size for adult remains. Anyone weighing less than 220 lbs or shorter than 6ft before cremation will fit in a standard adult urn.
Extra Large Adult Urns are best for adults over 6ft tall or with a large frame.
Extra Large Adult Urn - Tall or large framed adults
We even created a quick and helpful video about cremation urn sizes:
Small and Medium Urns are best when dividing one person’s ashes among 2 or more people as well as for young children.
Small and Medium Urn - Shared remains or young children
Note: Small and Medium urns are not used as a single vessel for adult remains regardless of height or weight before cremation.
Keepsake urns, or mini urns, are best for holding a small amount of ashes in remembrance. Keepsake urns are a popular option when dividing ashes amongst children, grandchildren, or friends.
Keepsake Urn - Small amount of shared remains
Urns for Two, sometimes referred to as Companion Urns, Double Urns or Double Internment, are used when combining two people’s ashes into a single urn.
Urns for Two - Combined ashes
We get many questions about urn sizing:
- What is the standard size of an urn?
- What size should an urn be?
- What is the average volume of a cremated body?
- How many cubic inches is an urn supposed to hold?
- How big is an urn for ashes?
The majority of our Adult Urns hold 200-220 cubic inches of ashes.
If you still have questions, please give us a call at (888) 872-0228. Our caring support team has helped thousands of people select the right urn.