German name and gender database

The German database contains 34.731 first names categorized by gender and 137.543 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Germany and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Germany we received a name and gender dataset from the German government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 381.982 public profiles that we found in German open data sources.

Popular German first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Michael 7.097 2.6% American British Canadian
Thomas 5.969 2.2% American British French
Christian 5.786 2.1% American British Austrian
Andreas 5.001 1.9% Swedish Austrian Swiss
Stefan 4.185 1.5% Dutch Austrian Swedish
Daniel 4.173 1.5% American British Brazilian
Martin 3.676 1.4% British American Czech
Sebastian 3.622 1.3% Polish American Colombian
Markus 3.304 1.2% Austrian Swiss American
Alexander 3.243 1.2% American Russian British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 381.982 German profiles from which 270.081 (71%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular German first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Julia 1.666 1.5% American British Brazilian
Anna 1.434 1.3% American British Polish
Claudia 1.159 1.0% American Italian Brazilian
Sandra 1.151 1.0% American British Dutch
Andrea 1.110 1.0% Italian American British
Sarah 1.071 1.0% British American Canadian
Sabine 1.058 0.9% Dutch French Austrian
Susanne 1.027 0.9% American Swedish Dutch
Nicole 1.023 0.9% American British Canadian
Katharina 937 0.8% Austrian American British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 381.982 German profiles from which 111.901 (29%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular German last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Müller 2.729 0.7% American Russian British
Schmidt 2.198 0.6% American Russian British
Schneider 1.381 0.4% American Russian British
Fischer 1.246 0.3% American Russian British
Weber 1.031 0.3% American Russian British
Wagner 971 0.3% American Russian British
Becker 969 0.3% American Russian British
Meyer 958 0.3% American Russian British
Höffmann 852 0.2% American Russian British
Schulz 808 0.2% American Russian British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 381.982 German profiles having 137.543 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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