Names distinctive to Namibia

The list of names unique to the Republic of Namibia*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Hileni 97% 1.
2. Ndapewa 50% 2.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Erastus 70% 2.
2. Immanuel 22% 1.
3. Fillemon 39% 3.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Shikongo 99% 1.
2. Wyk 59% 2.
3. Shilongo 99% 4.
4. Nangolo 99% 5.
5. Angula 83% 6.
6. Haufiku 99% 7.
7. Namibia 98% 8.
8. Iyambo 100% 9.
9. Hangula 99% 10.
10. Beukes 23% 3.
11. Iipinge 100% 11.
12. Amutenya 100% 12.
13. Shivute 100% 13.
14. Shigwedha 100% 14.
15. Shaanika 99% 17.
16. Iiyambo 100% 18.
17. Amadhila 100% 19.
18. Ashipala 100% 20.
19. Hamutenya 99% 23.
20. Nakale 91% 22.
21. Shipanga 99% 24.
22. Amunyela 100% 26.
23. Heita 98% 25.
24. Hamunyela 100% 27.
25. Ekandjo 100% 30.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Zambia 22%
Botswana 21%
Zimbabwe 16%
Belize 15%
Angola 15%
Barbados 15%
Ghana 15%
Kenya 15%
Luxembourg 14%

*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).