Names distinctive to Senegal

The list of names unique to the Republic of Senegal*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Ndeye 81% 2.
2. Fatou 32% 1.
3. Khady 79% 4.
4. Aminata 25% 3.
5. Seynabou 85% 7.
6. Astou 81% 8.
7. Aissatou 27% 5.
8. Sokhna 43% 6.
9. Marieme 76% 11.
10. Rokhaya 78% 12.
11. Coumba 54% 10.
12. Ramatoulaye 81% 14.
13. Adja 62% 13.
14. Maimouna 32% 9.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Mamadou 40% 1.
2. Ibrahima 39% 2.
3. Modou 91% 6.
4. Moustapha 62% 7.
5. Babacar 90% 10.
6. Lamine 71% 8.
7. Abdou 30% 4.
8. Ousmane 33% 5.
9. Aliou 69% 9.
10. Elhadji 93% 12.
11. Abdoulaye 23% 3.
12. Assane 90% 13.
13. Oumar 35% 11.
14. Alioune 86% 18.
15. Mouhamadou 59% 16.
16. Boubacar 43% 14.
17. Ousseynou 94% 21.
18. Mouhamed 58% 22.
19. Khadim 26% 15.
20. Alassane 55% 23.
21. Saliou 41% 20.
22. Bassirou 62% 24.
23. Ndiaga 72% 26.
24. Demba 28% 19.
25. Souleymane 23% 17.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Ndiaye 91% 1.
2. Diop 89% 2.
3. Fall 88% 3.
4. Gueye 92% 5.
5. Diouf 96% 6.
6. Ba 78% 7.
7. Sarr 90% 9.
8. Diallo 35% 4.
9. Niang 88% 11.
10. Seck 91% 12.
11. Sow 64% 10.
12. Thiam 79% 13.
13. Mbaye 90% 14.
14. Faye 45% 8.
15. Diagne 93% 15.
16. Dieng 93% 16.
17. Sene 78% 18.
18. Sall 81% 21.
19. Cisse 45% 17.
20. Ndoye 96% 24.
21. Dia 60% 22.
22. Diatta 96% 27.
23. Mbengue 85% 26.
24. Gaye 58% 23.
25. Ngom 91% 30.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Mali 25%
Côte d'Ivoire 24%
Burkina Faso 22%
Gabon 22%
Guinea 22%
Togo 20%
Benin 20%
Cameroon 19%

*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).