Names distinctive to Singapore

The list of names unique to the Republic of Singapore*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Serene 52% 1.
2. Fauziah 87% 2.
3. Rukamariah 100% 5.
4. Sokhvender 100% 6.
5. Jaslyn 41% 3.
6. Pearlyn 42% 4.
7. Wahyudah 100% 16.
8. Huimin 37% 9.
9. Lijuan 40% 12.
10. Jiahui 33% 11.
11. Xinyi 22% 7.
12. Kohilavani 100% 27.
13. Norhaini 54% 15.
14. Kalavathy 22% 8.
15. Nurashikin 34% 14.
16. Arikah 100% 33.
17. Qianyu 87% 30.
18. Zarinah 21% 10.
19. Yarly 44% 16.
20. Jesline 100% 34.
21. Jesslyn 20% 13.
22. Yiling 41% 20.
23. Lifei 81% 35.
24. Yiting 45% 22.
25. Yanti 24% 18.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Yonghua 98% 1.
2. Chartchai 100% 2.
3. Beekee 85% 2.
4. Jaikishin 100% 4.
5. Yongji 100% 5.
6. Summuyah 100% 6.
7. Selvaganesan 100% 6.
8. Xiankai 100% 9.
9. Narenthiren 100% 10.
10. Rathinasabapathy 38% 8.
11. Lakhjit 100% 13.
12. Vijayasundram 100% 14.
13. Ruhong 100% 15.
14. Nigelgodfreyhoward 100% 16.
15. Ikhuan 100% 17.
16. Yewchuan 100% 20.
17. Weibin 83% 18.
18. Dilmindar 100% 24.
19. Ratnaraj 45% 11.
20. Chowkeebernard 100% 25.
21. Sathinathan 100% 27.
22. Sukhwindar 34% 12.
23. Kaizhe 100% 32.
24. Vasshi 100% 34.
25. Norhazry 100% 35.
26. Situah 100% 35.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Lim 23% 1.
2. Ng 24% 2.
3. Koh 78% 6.
4. Ong 38% 3.
5. Goh 46% 4.
6. Tay 66% 9.
7. Chua 32% 5.
8. Yeo 57% 10.
9. Teo 26% 7.
10. Ang 30% 8.
11. Toh 88% 17.
12. Low 27% 11.
13. Soh 85% 19.
14. Chew 51% 16.
15. Chia 44% 14.
16. Leong 41% 15.
17. Loh 33% 13.
18. Heng 68% 24.
19. Wee 65% 22.
20. Sim 24% 12.
21. Seah 93% 28.
22. Neo 48% 20.
23. Quek 92% 30.
24. Poh 88% 29.
25. Khoo 69% 27.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Malaysia 23%
Australia 21%
New Zealand 18%

*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).