Our Albanian name database contains 4.058 Albanian first names and 1.202 Albanian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Albanian name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. The Albanian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Albanian names as well. To create the Albanian name database we used 13.489 validated Albanian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Albanian first names

In Albania, parents typically choose a first name for their child based on a combination of religious, family tradition, and cultural influences. Many parents will choose a name that has significant meaning in the Orthodox or Muslim religion, such as a name associated with a saint or prophet. Family tradition also plays a role in naming choices, as many parents will choose a name that has been passed down through generations of their family. Cultural influences also come into play, as parents may choose a name that is popular in Albania or has a specific meaning in the Albanian language. Overall, the process of choosing a first name in Albania is a reflection of the country's rich cultural and religious heritage.

Popular Albanian male names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Andi 92 1.1% Indonesian American German
Ilir 83 1.0% Kosovar American Mahoran
Elton 78 0.9% Brazilian American Mahoran
Ardit 77 0.9% Mahoran Kosovar American
Ervin 71 0.9% American Mahoran Indonesian
Ermal 69 0.8% Mahoran Kosovar Italian
Altin 63 0.8% Turkish Kosovar Mahoran
Denis 59 0.7% French Brazilian American
Arber 59 0.7% Kosovar Mahoran American
Arben 59 0.7% Kosovar Mahoran American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.489 Albanian social media profiles from which 8.272 (61%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Albanian female names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ina 65 1.2% German Dutch American
Sara 54 1.0% American Spanish Italian
Anisa 48 0.9% Indonesian American British
Megi 45 0.9% Mahoran Indonesian American
Ana 44 0.8% Spanish Brazilian American
Eni 42 0.8% Indonesian American Brazilian
Kristi 40 0.8% American British Canadian
Anxhela 40 0.8% Mahoran American Italian
Eri 36 0.7% Argentinean Mexican Japanese
Enea 35 0.7% Italian Mahoran Romanian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.489 Albanian social media profiles from which 5.217 (39%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Albanian surnames

In Albania, surnames are passed down from the father to the children. The family name is typically the father's first name followed by the suffix "-i" for males and "-a" for females. For example, a son of a man named "Besnik" would have the surname "Besniku," and a daughter of the same man would have the surname "Besnika." In some cases, a person may also take on their mother's surname if it is more well-known or prestigious.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Hoxha 219 1.6% Mahoran Kosovar Italian
Shehu 109 0.8% Nigerian Mahoran American
├žela 85 0.6% Mahoran Spanish American
Lleshi 53 0.4% Mahoran Italian British
Dervishi 53 0.4% Mahoran Italian American
Gjoka 52 0.4% Mahoran Italian American
Kurti 50 0.4% Mahoran Kosovar Italian
Albania 50 0.4% Mahoran Filipino American
Kola 49 0.4% Mahoran Indian American
Gjoni 48 0.4% Mahoran Italian American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.489 Albanian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.