Names distinctive to Botswana

The list of names unique to the Republic of Botswana*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Gaone 92% 1.
2. Gorata 87% 5.
3. Gofaone 97% 6.
4. Malebogo 32% 3.
5. Laone 90% 8.
6. Lorato 25% 2.
7. Kefilwe 23% 4.
8. Onalenna 29% 7.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Mmoloki 47% 2.
2. Phenyo 37% 1.
3. Otsile 30% 3.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Bw 60% 1.
2. Mosweu 44% 2.
3. Mooketsi 27% 3.
4. Kenosi 37% 4.
5. Molosiwa 60% 9.
6. Botswana 100% 20.
7. Phuthego 65% 13.
8. Moalosi 40% 7.
9. Molefhe 94% 26.
10. Moseki 24% 5.
11. Masole 46% 11.
12. Motsumi 24% 6.
13. Morapedi 29% 8.
14. Toteng 100% 45.
15. Mosinyi 88% 40.
16. Otukile 55% 22.
17. Kgosiemang 38% 14.
18. Matenge 100% 53.
19. Segokgo 83% 42.
20. Moilwa 32% 11.
21. Lesole 37% 16.
22. Maswabi 53% 28.
23. Makunga 27% 10.
24. Mmereki 45% 24.
25. Kaisara 73% 46.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Zimbabwe 21%
Namibia 21%
Zambia 20%
Eswatini 16%
Ghana 15%
South Africa 15%
Kenya 15%
Barbados 13%
Belize 13%

*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).