Names distinctive to Switzerland

The list of names unique to the Swiss Confederation*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Rahel 24% 1.
2. Seraina 100% 2.
3. Vreni 92% 3.
4. Margrith 86% 6.
5. Flurina 100% 9.
6. Ladina 36% 4.
7. Ursina 31% 5.
8. Fränzi 49% 10.
9. Désirée 33% 8.
10. Seline 25% 7.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Urs 59% 1.
2. Beat 85% 2.
3. Reto 79% 3.
4. Jürg 72% 4.
5. Ueli 100% 6.
6. Hansruedi 100% 8.
7. Ruedi 21% 5.
8. Cyrill 26% 7.
9. Juerg 80% 10.
10. Burim 52% 9.
11. Hansueli 100% 11.
12. Flurin 100% 12.
13. Jeton 58% 13.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Meier 21% 1.
2. Schmid 20% 2.
3. Widmer 68% 3.
4. Wyss 77% 5.
5. Frei 48% 4.
6. Suter 52% 7.
7. Luthi 82% 12.
8. Studer 53% 9.
9. Egli 74% 14.
10. Buhler 53% 13.
11. Stalder 71% 19.
12. Bucher 32% 10.
13. Baumgartner 22% 6.
14. Bachmann 23% 8.
15. Christen 48% 15.
16. Hunziker 71% 22.
17. Ammann 54% 18.
18. Furrer 68% 23.
19. Pfister 32% 11.
20. Leuenberger 78% 30.
21. Ruegg 82% 34.
22. Zurcher 71% 28.
23. Bieri 73% 29.
24. Schar 90% 37.
25. Wuthrich 78% 33.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Austria 42%
Liechtenstein 31%
Germany 27%
Luxembourg 20%
Belgium 16%
France 15%
United States of America (the) 14%
New Zealand 14%
Australia 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).