Names distinctive to Belgium

The list of names unique to the Kingdom of Belgium*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Els 67% 2.
2. Katrien 90% 4.
3. Veerle 90% 5.
4. Lieve 95% 7.
5. Sofie 23% 1.
6. Marleen 33% 3.
7. Jolien 84% 8.
8. Nele 62% 9.
9. Mieke 39% 6.
10. Femke 54% 13.
11. Leen 24% 10.
12. Marijke 36% 11.
13. Evelien 58% 15.
14. Greet 49% 14.
15. Liesbeth 25% 12.
16. Dorien 57% 18.
17. Elien 52% 19.
18. Annemie 35% 16.
19. Lies 29% 17.
20. Katleen 52% 23.
21. Kristien 71% 26.
22. Ine 46% 20.
23. Karolien 85% 27.
24. Bieke 100% 32.
25. Anneleen 73% 28.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Stijn 81% 4.
2. Wim 45% 1.
3. Geert 64% 3.
4. Kristof 55% 5.
5. Koen 23% 2.
6. Jeroen 34% 6.
7. Maarten 41% 7.
8. Stefaan 89% 14.
9. Wouter 32% 8.
10. Jef 66% 13.
11. Jelle 56% 12.
12. Joeri 75% 18.
13. Dries 27% 10.
14. Jurgen 21% 9.
15. Ludo 40% 15.
16. Seppe 100% 22.
17. Bjorn 21% 11.
18. Raf 45% 19.
19. Stef 27% 17.
20. Wout 66% 24.
21. Robbe 25% 16.
22. Lieven 46% 23.
23. Rik 28% 20.
24. Wannes 100% 28.
25. Jarne 78% 27.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Bvba 100% 1.
2. Nv 79% 2.
3. Peeters 64% 3.
4. Janssens 77% 4.
5. Maes 61% 5.
6. Smet 84% 9.
7. Claes 70% 10.
8. Sprl 31% 6.
9. Goossens 60% 11.
10. Invest 78% 14.
11. Wouters 55% 12.
12. Pauwels 75% 15.
13. Willems 37% 8.
14. Mertens 34% 7.
15. Michiels 77% 16.
16. Aerts 74% 17.
17. Desmet 71% 18.
18. Smets 79% 20.
19. Hendrickx 78% 21.
20. Claeys 70% 19.
21. Hermans 43% 13.
22. Clercq 82% 29.
23. Wauters 81% 28.
24. Broeck 91% 33.
25. Coppens 63% 23.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
France 41%
New Zealand 32%
Australia 28%
Luxembourg 27%
United States of America (the) 24%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the) 24%
Ireland 21%

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).