Names distinctive to Burkina Faso

The list of names unique to Burkina Faso*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Ouedraogo 89% 1.
2. Sawadogo 91% 2.
3. Kabore 91% 3.
4. Zongo 79% 4.
5. Compaore 96% 5.
6. Ouédraogo 99% 6.
7. Ilboudo 98% 8.
8. Yameogo 98% 9.
9. Sanou 80% 7.
10. Nikiema 98% 10.
11. Zoungrana 98% 11.
12. Tapsoba 98% 12.
13. Kaboré 99% 13.
14. Savadogo 97% 14.
15. Tiendrebeogo 98% 15.
16. Kafando 99% 16.
17. Somda 99% 19.
18. Kabre 80% 17.
19. Bonkoungou 99% 20.
20. Hien 56% 18.
21. Bambara 86% 24.
22. Compaoré 100% 26.
23. Zerbo 74% 23.
24. Ouoba 100% 28.
25. Rouamba 99% 30.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Côte d'Ivoire 25%
Mali 24%
Senegal 22%
Togo 20%
Benin 19%
Gabon 18%
Guinea 16%
Cameroon 15%

*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).