Portuguese name and gender database

The Portuguese database contains 16.901 first names categorized by gender and 10.304 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Portugal and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Portugal we received a name and gender dataset from the Portuguese government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 52.332 public profiles that we found in Portuguese open data sources.

Popular Portuguese first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Pedro 1.623 4.6% Brazilian Spanish American
Nuno 1.061 3.0% British Colombian Brazilian
Ricardo 1.030 2.9% Brazilian Mexican American
Paulo 963 2.7% Brazilian American British
Rui 879 2.5% Brazilian British American
Tiago 782 2.2% Brazilian British American
Miguel 751 2.1% Spanish American Mexican
André 733 2.1%
André 733 2.1% Brazilian German American
José 714 2.0%
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 52.332 Portuguese profiles from which 35.177 (67%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Portuguese first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ana 736 4.3% Spanish Brazilian American
Joana 451 2.6% Brazilian American British
Rita 313 1.8% American British Italian
Catarina 310 1.8% Brazilian American British
Mária 284 1.7%
María 284 1.7%
Maria 284 1.7% American British Spanish
Sara 269 1.6% American British Italian
Patrícia 259 1.5%
Patrícia 259 1.5% American Brazilian Spanish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 52.332 Portuguese profiles from which 17.155 (33%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Portuguese last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Silva 1.404 2.7%
Ferreira 904 1.7%
Pereira 836 1.6%
Santos 782 1.5%
Oliveira 748 1.4%
Costa 742 1.4%
Rodrigues 661 1.3%
Martins 654 1.2%
Fernandes 560 1.1%
Sousa 509 1.0%
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 52.332 Portuguese profiles having 10.304 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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