Names distinctive to Mali

The list of names unique to the Republic of Mali*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Mahamadou 43% 1.
2. Modibo 81% 3.
3. Sekou 71% 4.
4. Bakary 37% 2.
5. Seydou 60% 6.
6. Drissa 92% 9.
7. Makan 29% 5.
8. Bourama 97% 11.
9. Dramane 86% 10.
10. Yacouba 31% 8.
11. Boubacar 26% 7.
12. Salif 49% 12.
13. Lassana 54% 13.
14. Zoumana 89% 16.
15. Fousseyni 91% 17.
16. Lassina 87% 19.
17. Sadio 44% 15.
18. Brahima 75% 18.
19. Sayon 61% 20.
20. Aboubacar 20% 14.
21. Cheick 61% 23.
22. Madou 31% 22.
23. Sidy 25% 21.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Diarra 70% 3.
2. Traore 44% 1.
3. Coulibaly 39% 2.
4. Keita 48% 4.
5. Dembele 72% 5.
6. Sissoko 78% 11.
7. Sidibe 53% 6.
8. Maiga 66% 10.
9. Diakite 56% 9.
10. Doumbia 54% 12.
11. Traoré 45% 13.
12. Toure 23% 7.
13. Kone 22% 8.
14. Fofana 27% 14.
15. Konate 35% 15.
16. Sangare 37% 16.
17. Diawara 41% 17.
18. Sanogo 41% 18.
19. Bagayoko 96% 24.
20. Guindo 86% 23.
21. Haidara 75% 20.
22. Magassa 85% 26.
23. Sacko 63% 21.
24. Dicko 73% 27.
25. Dembélé 98% 32.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Senegal 25%
Burkina Faso 24%
Côte d'Ivoire 22%
Guinea 22%
Togo 18%
Gabon 17%
Benin 16%
Cameroon 13%

*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).