Names distinctive to Estonia

The list of names unique to the Republic of Estonia*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Triin 100% 1.
2. Liis 91% 2.
3. Maarja 81% 4.
4. Triinu 100% 6.
5. Merike 72% 5.
6. Kertu 100% 9.
7. Sirje 100% 10.
8. Jekaterina 23% 3.
9. Jaanika 100% 11.
10. Kätlin 100% 12.
11. Ülle 100% 13.
12. Liisi 100% 14.
13. Tiiu 46% 8.
14. Kerli 29% 7.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Toomas 87% 1.
2. Jüri 100% 3.
3. Mihkel 90% 7.
4. Priit 93% 8.
5. Indrek 91% 9.
6. Aleksei 42% 2.
7. Peeter 46% 4.
8. Siim 44% 5.
9. Taavi 67% 10.
10. Jevgeni 100% 12.
11. Tiit 100% 14.
12. Tanel 63% 11.
13. Meelis 100% 18.
14. Tõnu 100% 19.
15. Margus 24% 6.
16. Urmas 64% 13.
17. Ants 100% 20.
18. Kaarel 100% 21.
19. Tõnis 100% 23.
20. Mihhail 100% 24.
21. Lembit 87% 22.
22. Enn 82% 25.
23. Jaanus 36% 16.
24. Kaido 78% 27.
25. Raido 78% 29.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Tamm 50% 1.
2. Ojaste 100% 4.
3. Manniste 100% 7.
4. Kukk 89% 6.
5. Saar 35% 2.
6. Kask 75% 5.
7. Rebane 87% 9.
8. Sepp 32% 3.
9. Kaasik 98% 10.
10. Kuusk 96% 13.
11. Mets 59% 8.
12. Ilves 75% 12.
13. Kuusik 99% 16.
14. Lepik 82% 14.
15. Parn 82% 15.
16. Raudsepp 90% 20.
17. Lohmus 98% 23.
18. Suurmaa 95% 25.
19. Teder 92% 24.
20. Vaher 66% 19.
21. Liiv 98% 29.
22. Sarapuu 100% 32.
23. Sild 100% 33.
24. Paju 60% 21.
25. Luik 49% 17.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Austria 6%
Sweden 6%
Switzerland 6%
Luxembourg 5%
New Zealand 5%
Latvia 5%
Germany 5%
Slovakia 5%
Australia 4%

*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).