Dutch name and gender database

The Dutch database contains 21.799 first names categorized by gender and 316.912 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Netherlands and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Netherlands we received a name and gender dataset from the Dutch government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 296.549 public profiles that we found in Dutch open data sources.

Popular Dutch first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Peter 3.388 1.8% British American German
Jan 3.297 1.7% German Czech American
Jeroen 2.565 1.4% Belgian American British
Hans 2.341 1.2% German American Swedish
Mark 2.001 1.1% American British Canadian
Rob 1.903 1.0% American British Canadian
Henk 1.814 1.0% Mahoran German Belgian
Erik 1.806 1.0% American Swedish German
Paul 1.803 1.0% British American Canadian
Martijn 1.783 0.9% Belgian American Mahoran
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 296.549 Dutch profiles from which 189.372 (64%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Dutch first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Esther 982 0.9% American Spanish British
Monique 959 0.9% American Brazilian French
Linda 933 0.9% American British Canadian
Karin 881 0.8% German Swedish American
Anne 849 0.8% American British French
Sandra 801 0.7% American German British
Marieke 796 0.7% Mahoran Belgian American
Petra 745 0.7% German Czech Slovak
Laura 723 0.7% American British Spanish
Kim 698 0.7% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 296.549 Dutch profiles from which 107.177 (36%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Dutch last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
de Vries 1.766 0.6% Belgian American Mahoran
de Jong 1.615 0.5% Belgian American Mahoran
Jansen 1.260 0.4% Belgian American Mahoran
van Dijk 1.128 0.4% Belgian American Mahoran
Bakker 1.107 0.4% Belgian American Mahoran
Visser 939 0.3% Belgian American Mahoran
Smit 922 0.3% Belgian American Mahoran
Mulder 880 0.3% Belgian American Mahoran
de Boer 872 0.3% Belgian American Mahoran
van den Berg 865 0.3% Belgian American Mahoran
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 296.549 Dutch profiles having 316.912 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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