Our Algerian name database contains 7.185 Algerian first names and 3.426 Algerian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Algerian name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Africa is very poor organised and has no open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like Algeria are very limited to the names we know from other countries. The Algerian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Algerian names as well. To create the Algerian name database we used 46.622 validated Algerian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Algerian first names

In Algeria, parents typically pick a first name based on cultural and religious traditions. The name is often chosen based on the family's heritage and the meaning of the name is considered important. Many families also choose a name that is popular in the Islamic culture, such as Muhammad, Fatima, or Ali. Additionally, some families may also choose a name that reflects the personality or characteristics they hope their child will have. Consultation with family and friends is also a common practice before making a final decision on the first name.

Popular male Algerian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mohamed 1.634 5.0% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Ahmed 1.433 4.4% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Amine 551 1.7% Moroccan French Tunisian
Karim 367 1.1% Egyptian French American
Omar 363 1.1% Egyptian Mexican American
Hamza 356 1.1% Pakistani Turkish Moroccan
Oussama 350 1.1% Moroccan Tunisian French
Ali 338 1.0% Turkish Pakistani American
Khaled 335 1.0% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Kuwaiti
Mahmoud 325 1.0% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 46.622 Algerian social media profiles from which 32.554 (70%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Algerian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Aya 243 1.7% Egyptian Dutch American
Sara 211 1.5% American Spanish Italian
Nada 192 1.4% Egyptian American Dutch
Amira 163 1.2% Egyptian American Dutch
Sarah 153 1.1% British American Canadian
Eman 135 1.0% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Amina 133 0.9% American British Egyptian
Asmaa 121 0.9% Egyptian Dutch Moroccan
Amel 120 0.9% French Indonesian Bosnian, Herzegovinian
Alaa 112 0.8% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Iraqi
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 46.622 Algerian social media profiles from which 14.068 (30%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Algerian surnames

In Algeria, surnames typically indicate the family's origin or ancestry. These names can be derived from a person's profession, place of birth, or religious affiliation. In some cases, a person may have a combination of these elements in their surname. The use of surnames is an important aspect of Algerian culture and is used to identify and connect individuals with their family and community.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mohamed 650 1.4% Egyptian Dutch Somali
Dz 506 1.1% French Mexican Belgian
Ahmed 347 0.7% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Ben 272 0.6% French American Turkish
Madrid 181 0.4% Spanish American Mexican
Ali 179 0.4% Pakistani Egyptian Indian
Khaled 159 0.3% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Adel 158 0.3% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Amine 139 0.3% Moroccan French Tunisian
Salah 136 0.3% Egyptian Dutch Sudanese
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 46.622 Algerian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.