Nigerian name and gender database

The Nigerian database contains 8.875 first names categorized by gender and 12.270 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Nigeria and gives background information about the database.

is very poor organised and has no open data initiatives. Countries like Nigeria have probably have a low quality first name, last name and gender database. Unfortunately we didn't receive an official Nigerian name and gender database. The 8.875 first names we detected in Nigerian are based on official first names from other countries. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 55.706 public profiles that we found in Nigerian open data sources.

Popular Nigerian first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Emmanuel 672 1.7% French American Mexican
Ibrahim 428 1.1% Turkish Egyptian American
Prince 405 1.0% American Indian British
Michael 386 0.9% American British German
Samuel 379 0.9% American British French
John 360 0.9% American British Canadian
Victor 358 0.9% American Spanish Brazilian
David 353 0.9% American British Spanish
Daniel 327 0.8% American British German
Abubakar 300 0.7% Pakistani Ghanaian American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 55.706 Nigerian profiles from which 40.710 (73%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Nigerian first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Túndé 145 1.0% Hungarian British American
Precious 132 0.9% American Mahoran British
Blessing 132 0.9% Zimbabwean Mahoran American
Queen 128 0.9% American British Mahoran
Young 112 0.7% American British South Korean
Temitope 100 0.7% American British Canadian
Opeyemi 94 0.6% American British Portuguese
Princess 89 0.6% American British Filipino
Esther 87 0.6% Dutch American Spanish
Damilola 87 0.6% American British Bosnian, Herzegovinian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 55.706 Nigerian profiles from which 14.996 (27%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Nigerian last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Ibrahim 406 0.7% Pakistani Ghanaian American
Emmanuel 405 0.7% Pakistani Ghanaian American
Samuel 328 0.6% Pakistani Ghanaian American
Abubakar 282 0.5% Pakistani Ghanaian American
Michael 241 0.4% Pakistani Ghanaian American
John 241 0.4% Pakistani Ghanaian American
Muhammad 238 0.4% Pakistani Ghanaian American
Bello 236 0.4% Pakistani Ghanaian American
Johnson 229 0.4% Pakistani Ghanaian American
Abdullahi 222 0.4% Pakistani Ghanaian American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 55.706 Nigerian profiles having 12.270 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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