Names distinctive to Madagascar

The list of names unique to the Republic of Madagascar*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Miora 97% 2.
2. Nomenjanahary 67% 1.
3. Andoniaina 88% 4.
4. Mbolatiana 100% 6.
5. Nirina 44% 3.
6. Tolojanahary 71% 5.
7. Nomena 100% 11.
8. Tokiniaina 100% 12.
9. Mirana 88% 10.
10. Tahina 80% 9.
11. Nambinintsoa 77% 8.
12. Ravaka 95% 13.
13. Onjaniaina 100% 14.
14. Tsiory 100% 15.
15. Lovasoa 100% 16.
16. Haingotiana 100% 19.
17. Domoina 100% 20.
18. Toky 55% 7.
19. Onja 100% 23.
20. Valisoa 100% 23.
21. Antsa 89% 22.
22. Sitrakiniaina 81% 21.
23. Maminirina 70% 18.
24. Fanantenana 100% 29.
25. Haingo 100% 30.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Fanomezantsoa 68% 1.
2. Heriniaina 78% 2.
3. Nantenaina 82% 3.
4. Faniry 100% 6.
5. Maminiaina 85% 5.
6. Sitraka 71% 7.
7. Herizo 100% 9.
8. Heritiana 100% 10.
9. Henintsoa 60% 8.
10. Nirina 38% 4.
11. Tolotra 100% 14.
12. Tojonirina 100% 17.
13. Safidy 100% 18.
14. Tsilavina 100% 19.
15. Tantely 81% 13.
16. Todisoa 81% 16.
17. Tojoniaina 100% 22.
18. Soloniaina 100% 23.
19. Feno 94% 21.
20. Andriniaina 70% 15.
21. Narindra 40% 11.
22. Mamitiana 46% 12.
23. Mampionona 100% 26.
24. Herinirina 74% 25.
25. Ambinintsoa 100% 32.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Rakotonirina 99% 1.
2. Rakotoarisoa 99% 2.
3. Rafanomezantsoa 100% 3.
4. Randrianasolo 97% 4.
5. Rakotoniaina 99% 5.
6. Raharimalala 100% 6.
7. Razafindrakoto 97% 7.
8. Rakotoarimanana 98% 8.
9. Randrianantenaina 100% 9.
10. Ranaivoson 98% 11.
11. Ratsimbazafy 96% 10.
12. Randrianarisoa 99% 12.
13. Rakotoarison 98% 13.
14. Randrianarison 98% 15.
15. Rakoto 89% 14.
16. Rasoarimalala 100% 17.
17. Razafimandimby 99% 18.
18. Rakotovao 98% 19.
19. Rakotoson 97% 20.
20. Ramanantsoa 97% 21.
21. Randrianirina 100% 23.
22. Ramamonjisoa 97% 24.
23. Andrianirina 80% 21.
24. Raharinirina 100% 25.
25. Rakotozafy 100% 26.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Mauritius 9%
Luxembourg 9%
Senegal 8%
Côte d'Ivoire 8%
Belgium 8%
Réunion 8%
New Zealand 7%
Cameroon 7%
Gabon 7%

*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).