Swiss name and gender database

The Swiss database contains 58.506 first names categorized by gender and 28.642 last names. This page shows the list with the most popular names in Switzerland and gives background information about the database.

Most countries in Europe are very well organised and have great open data initiatives. In Switzerland we received a name and gender dataset from the Swiss government or we used an open dataset. We identified the last names by removing the first names from 51.055 public profiles that we found in Swiss open data sources.

Popular Swiss first names for men

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Daniel 655 1.8% American British German
Thomas 625 1.7% German American British
Michael 584 1.6% American British German
David 469 1.3% American British Spanish
Christian 447 1.2% German American British
Martin 430 1.2% British German American
Patrick 415 1.2% American German British
Peter 408 1.1% British American Dutch
Stefan 406 1.1% German Dutch Austrian
Andreas 393 1.1% German Swedish Austrian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 51.055 Swiss profiles from which 35.959 (70%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Swiss first names for women

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Andrea 257 1.7% Italian American British
Sarah 147 1.0% British American Canadian
Sandra 138 0.9% American German British
Claudia 124 0.8% American German Italian
Barbara 119 0.8% American Italian British
Anna 119 0.8% American British Polish
Laura 114 0.8% American British Spanish
Nicole 104 0.7% American British German
Caroline 100 0.7% British American French
Stephanie 95 0.6% American British French
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 51.055 Swiss profiles from which 15.096 (30%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Swiss last names

Last name Frequency *1 Percentage *1 Alternative countries *2
Muller 273 0.5% German Swedish Austrian
Meier 180 0.4% German Swedish Austrian
Schmid 164 0.3% German Swedish Austrian
Schneider 136 0.3% German Swedish Austrian
Keller 124 0.2% German Swedish Austrian
Meyer 112 0.2% German Swedish Austrian
Weber 107 0.2% German Swedish Austrian
Fischer 102 0.2% German Swedish Austrian
Huber 90 0.2% German Swedish Austrian
Roth 82 0.2% German Swedish Austrian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 51.055 Swiss profiles having 28.642 unique lastnames.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also exists. They are sorted on popularity.
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