Names distinctive to Zimbabwe

The list of names unique to the Republic of Zimbabwe*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Chipo 65% 1.
2. Nyasha 34% 2.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Kudakwashe 84% 1.
2. Tafadzwa 76% 4.
3. Simbarashe 83% 6.
4. Farai 71% 5.
5. Tapiwa 74% 7.
6. Munyaradzi 33% 3.
7. Tawanda 25% 2.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Makoni 87% 2.
2. Mapfumo 92% 4.
3. Mhlanga 22% 1.
4. Mutasa 86% 5.
5. Dhliwayo 88% 6.
6. Nyathi 26% 3.
7. Zimbabwe 99% 10.
8. Ndoro 63% 7.
9. Chifamba 95% 12.
10. Nyandoro 74% 9.
11. Katsande 94% 14.
12. Gudyanga 100% 15.
13. Muchenje 94% 16.
14. Munemo 94% 17.
15. Maposa 72% 13.
16. Chiwara 96% 19.
17. Mushonga 92% 18.
18. Mudzingwa 95% 22.
19. Siziba 61% 11.
20. Makumbe 92% 20.
21. Musarurwa 97% 24.
22. Mahachi 92% 21.
23. Hungwe 94% 25.
24. Marufu 45% 8.
25. Taruvinga 94% 27.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Botswana 21%
Zambia 20%
Malawi 17%
Namibia 16%
Kenya 15%
Eswatini 13%
Mozambique 11%
Uganda 11%
Ghana 9%

*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).