Names distinctive to Lesotho

The list of names unique to the Kingdom of Lesotho*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Molapo 40% 1.
2. Letsie 62% 3.
3. Abubaker 61% 4.
4. Lerotholi 85% 6.
5. Mohapi 27% 2.
6. Thamae 63% 5.
7. Moshoeshoe 49% 7.
8. Phakisi 82% 15.
9. Monaheng 41% 9.
10. Makhetha 32% 8.
11. Mofolo 51% 12.
12. Makhakhe 82% 19.
13. Ramaili 94% 26.
14. Molise 36% 11.
15. Liphoto 92% 27.
16. Thabane 34% 13.
17. Moletsane 22% 10.
18. Matekane 66% 20.
19. Seeiso 71% 28.
20. Masupha 75% 31.
21. Makoae 78% 35.
22. Mapetla 69% 31.
23. Mohlomi 34% 17.
24. Majara 50% 20.
25. Tlali 30% 16.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Botswana 13%
South Africa 11%
Eswatini 7%
Zimbabwe 7%
New Zealand 5%
Zambia 5%
Australia 5%
Namibia 5%
United States of America (the) 5%

*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).