Names distinctive to Ghana

The list of names unique to the Republic of Ghana*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Gifty 93% 1.
2. Maame 98% 2.
3. Ama 59% 3.
4. Akosua 96% 4.
5. Obaapa 100% 6.
6. Adwoa 95% 7.
7. Akua 52% 5.
8. Afia 59% 9.
9. Yaa 29% 8.
10. Hajia 45% 11.
11. Naa 25% 10.
12. Efya 100% 12.
13. Salomey 75% 16.
14. Theresah 99% 19.
15. Afua 57% 14.
16. Adjoa 52% 15.
17. Efua 77% 20.
18. Esi 22% 13.
19. Ayisha 21% 17.
20. Lawrencia 24% 18.
21. Emefa 41% 22.
22. Adepa 22% 21.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Kofi 89% 1.
2. Kwame 87% 2.
3. Kwabena 95% 5.
4. Kwaku 93% 6.
5. Yaw 39% 4.
6. Ebenezer 24% 3.
7. Kwasi 91% 8.
8. Akwasi 96% 10.
9. Kojo 42% 7.
10. Kwadwo 53% 9.
11. Kwesi 88% 12.
12. Godfred 46% 11.
13. Nii 50% 13.
14. Kweku 57% 14.
15. Kobby 56% 16.
16. Abdulai 31% 15.
17. Oheneba 99% 23.
18. Ransford 45% 20.
19. Yussif 25% 18.
20. Iddrisu 21% 17.
21. Ekow 61% 21.
22. Fiifi 100% 28.
23. Mahama 81% 27.
24. Awudu 60% 24.
25. Fuseini 25% 19.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Mensah 90% 1.
2. Owusu 94% 2.
3. Boateng 93% 3.
4. Yeboah 90% 4.
5. Appiah 95% 5.
6. Asare 91% 6.
7. Tetteh 97% 7.
8. Osei 93% 8.
9. Adjei 94% 9.
10. Asante 89% 10.
11. Addo 91% 11.
12. Opoku 94% 12.
13. Frimpong 95% 13.
14. Amoah 96% 15.
15. Ofori 95% 14.
16. Antwi 88% 16.
17. Boakye 95% 17.
18. Asamoah 95% 17.
19. Ansah 95% 19.
20. Obeng 95% 20.
21. Acheampong 94% 21.
22. Nyarko 96% 22.
23. Acquah 96% 23.
24. Agyemang 94% 24.
25. Amponsah 96% 26.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Togo 20%
Cameroon 20%
Côte d'Ivoire 17%
Kenya 17%
Niger (the) 16%
Trinidad and Tobago 15%
Senegal 15%
Benin 15%
Liberia 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).