Names distinctive to Rwanda

The list of names unique to the Republic of Rwanda*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Habimana 95% 2.
2. Nshimiyimana 99% 3.
3. Ingabire 67% 1.
4. Nsengiyumva 97% 4.
5. Uwamahoro 98% 6.
6. Rwanda 68% 7.
7. Ishimwe 51% 5.
8. Umutoni 97% 13.
9. Nsabimana 61% 8.
10. Uwera 97% 16.
11. Tuyisenge 99% 17.
12. Munyaneza 99% 18.
13. Mugabo 79% 11.
14. Mbabazi 91% 15.
15. Muhire 98% 21.
16. Sibomana 98% 22.
17. Theogene 94% 23.
18. Damascene 100% 24.
19. Uwase 68% 12.
20. Nizeyimana 99% 25.
21. Rukundo 53% 10.
22. Karangwa 96% 26.
23. Kwizera 43% 9.
24. Tuyishime 62% 19.
25. Kalisa 61% 20.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Burundi 29%
Uganda 19%
Kenya 14%
Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) 11%
Zambia 9%
Malawi 8%
Cameroon 8%
Zimbabwe 7%
Tanzania, the United Republic of 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).