Names distinctive to Cameroon

The list of names unique to the Republic of Cameroon*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Carine 26% 1.
2. Rosine 55% 4.
3. Flore 35% 2.
4. Nadege 43% 3.
5. Alvine 83% 13.
6. Gaelle 29% 5.
7. Sidonie 61% 14.
8. Fadimatou 66% 16.
9. Edwige 35% 8.
10. Blandine 38% 10.
11. Clarisse 23% 6.
12. Julienne 30% 7.
13. Marlyse 63% 23.
14. Aicha 30% 12.
15. Thérèse 62% 25.
16. Honorine 47% 20.
17. Pelagie 53% 21.
18. Kevine 37% 15.
19. Pascaline 40% 17.
20. Marthe 24% 11.
21. Mirabelle 85% 33.
22. Yolande 20% 9.
23. Chanceline 53% 26.
24. Victorine 38% 19.
25. Marceline 47% 24.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Aboubakar 95% 2.
2. Rodrigue 31% 1.
3. Mohamadou 74% 5.
4. Blaise 23% 3.
5. Martial 23% 4.
6. Ahmadou 79% 18.
7. Simplice 51% 11.
8. Achille 26% 6.
9. Bouba 28% 9.
10. Raoul 26% 8.
11. Youssoufa 100% 31.
12. Ousmanou 43% 15.
13. Ghislain 26% 10.
14. Dieudonné 47% 22.
15. Armel 21% 7.
16. Mamoudou 81% 30.
17. Narcisse 32% 13.
18. Mahamat 32% 13.
19. Abdoul 37% 20.
20. Abdouraman 100% 41.
21. Abdel 26% 12.
22. Arouna 95% 45.
23. El 25% 17.
24. Stéphane 27% 25.
25. Moustapha 24% 21.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Fotso 98% 1.
2. Kengne 99% 3.
3. Kamdem 98% 4.
4. Ngono 62% 2.
5. Dongmo 99% 5.
6. Kenfack 99% 6.
7. Atangana 98% 8.
8. Kamga 98% 9.
9. Onana 96% 11.
10. Njoya 89% 10.
11. Simo 58% 7.
12. Tchinda 99% 16.
13. Kameni 94% 15.
14. Mbarga 98% 20.
15. Mengue 73% 13.
16. Kenne 95% 22.
17. Hamadou 88% 18.
18. Essomba 90% 21.
19. Mballa 95% 23.
20. Amougou 97% 24.
21. Bouba 60% 14.
22. Mvondo 88% 25.
23. Fouda 96% 26.
24. Adamou 67% 19.
25. Fokou 100% 27.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Côte d'Ivoire 21%
Ghana 20%
Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) 19%
Gabon 19%
Senegal 19%
Benin 16%
Togo 15%
Kenya 15%
Burkina Faso 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).