Names distinctive to Malawi

The list of names unique to the Republic of Malawi*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Nyirenda 36% 1.
2. Gondwe 54% 3.
3. Chirwa 40% 2.
4. Munthali 66% 4.
5. Mhango 52% 5.
6. Kumwenda 54% 8.
7. Msiska 95% 10.
8. Nkhoma 43% 6.
9. Ngwira 54% 9.
10. Nyasulu 92% 12.
11. Kamanga 32% 7.
12. Chirambo 95% 14.
13. Kamwendo 90% 18.
14. Mhone 87% 17.
15. Nyirongo 46% 13.
16. Malawi 65% 15.
17. Kaunda 35% 11.
18. Magombo 97% 21.
19. Chisale 67% 20.
20. Chavula 76% 23.
21. Khonje 93% 27.
22. Harawa 95% 28.
23. Mwafulirwa 100% 31.
24. Nkhata 39% 16.
25. Kondowe 57% 24.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Zambia 21%
Zimbabwe 17%
Kenya 13%
Uganda 11%
Botswana 11%
Namibia 10%
New Zealand 10%
Australia 9%
Mozambique 9%

*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).