Names distinctive to Iceland

The list of names unique to the Republic of Iceland*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Guðrún 100% 2.
2. Hildur 57% 1.
3. Steinunn 92% 4.
4. Harpa 83% 3.
5. Hrafnhildur 100% 6.
6. Kolbrun 100% 7.
7. Asdis 100% 7.
8. Kristín 100% 9.
9. Birna 47% 5.
10. Kristjana 78% 10.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Arnar 96% 1.
2. Bjarni 94% 2.
3. Jón 100% 3.
4. Gudmundur 90% 4.
5. Sigurður 100% 5.
6. Ólafur 100% 6.
7. Atli 92% 7.
8. Guðmundur 100% 8.
9. Birgir 100% 10.
10. Sveinn 100% 11.
11. Helgi 77% 9.
12. Bjarki 100% 12.
13. Birkir 100% 13.
14. Egill 100% 14.
15. Kristján 100% 16.
16. Halldor 100% 17.
17. Jóhann 100% 18.
18. Haraldur 100% 19.
19. Árni 100% 20.
20. Brynjar 100% 22.
21. Hlynur 100% 23.
22. Kjartan 58% 15.
23. Stefán 47% 21.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Jónsson 99% 3.
2. Jónsdóttir 100% 5.
3. Guðmundsson 100% 6.
4. Gunnarsson 25% 1.
5. Einarsson 49% 2.
6. Bjarnason 73% 4.
7. Jonsdottir 90% 7.
8. Guðmundsdóttir 100% 9.
9. Sigurðardóttir 100% 10.
10. Gudmundsdottir 90% 11.
11. Helgason 65% 8.
12. Kristinsson 96% 12.
13. Ólafsson 100% 15.
14. Gunnarsdóttir 100% 17.
15. Sigurdardottir 91% 18.
16. Ólafsdóttir 100% 22.
17. Olafsdottir 93% 19.
18. Sveinsson 80% 14.
19. Johannsson 81% 16.
20. Halldorsson 85% 25.
21. Magnúsdóttir 100% 29.
22. Magnússon 100% 30.
23. Birgisson 98% 28.
24. Gunnarsdottir 90% 27.
25. Einarsdóttir 100% 35.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Sweden 12%
Niger (the) 8%
Kenya 8%
Zimbabwe 7%
Luxembourg 7%
Zambia 7%
Ghana 7%
Botswana 7%
Uganda 6%

*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).