Names distinctive to Zambia

The list of names unique to the Republic of Zambia*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Phiri 59% 1.
2. Mulenga 96% 3.
3. Tembo 86% 4.
4. Banda 24% 2.
5. Musonda 98% 5.
6. Mwanza 89% 6.
7. Bwalya 98% 7.
8. Mumba 79% 9.
9. Mwale 58% 8.
10. Mwansa 98% 12.
11. Sakala 67% 10.
12. Mutale 95% 14.
13. Mwape 98% 15.
14. Chileshe 98% 17.
15. Lungu 32% 11.
16. Mbewe 59% 16.
17. Nyirenda 47% 13.
18. Mubanga 94% 19.
19. Zimba 68% 18.
20. Chisanga 97% 22.
21. Mwamba 58% 20.
22. Chilufya 99% 24.
23. Kabwe 69% 21.
24. Mukuka 98% 27.
25. Mwewa 98% 28.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Namibia 22%
Malawi 21%
Botswana 20%
Zimbabwe 20%
Kenya 17%
Eswatini 15%
Uganda 14%
Belize 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).