Our Angolan name database contains 4.996 Angolan first names and 793 Angolan surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Angolan 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 Angola are very limited to the names we know from other countries. The Angolan names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Angolan names as well. To create the Angolan name database we used 13.420 validated Angolan social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Angolan first names

In Angola, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on a combination of religious, family tradition, and cultural influences. Many parents are heavily influenced by their religious beliefs when choosing a name, often opting for names with biblical or Islamic origins. Additionally, family tradition plays a significant role in the naming process, with many parents choosing to name their child after a grandparent or ancestor as a way to honor their heritage. Cultural influences also play a role, with many parents opting for names that are popular within their ethnic group or community. Overall, the process of picking a first name in Angola is deeply rooted in tradition and cultural significance.

Popular male Angolan names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Carlos 126 1.3% Spanish Mexican American
Pedro 104 1.1% Spanish Brazilian Portuguese
Bruno 98 1.0% Brazilian French Portuguese
José 96 1.0% Spanish Venezuelan American
Paulo 91 0.9% Brazilian Portuguese American
João 85 0.9% Brazilian Portuguese American
António 85 0.9% Spanish Italian American
Fernando 78 0.8% Spanish Brazilian Mexican
Manuel 76 0.8% Spanish Mexican Venezuelan
Daniel 71 0.7% American British Spanish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.420 Angolan social media profiles from which 9.581 (71%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Angolan names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Lil 38 1.0% American British French
Paula 31 0.8% Spanish American British
Ana 28 0.7% Spanish Brazilian American
Carla 26 0.7% Spanish American Brazilian
Maria 25 0.7% Spanish American Venezuelan
Daniela 25 0.7% Colombian Mexican Italian
Jéssica 23 0.6% American British Brazilian
Bruna 22 0.6% Brazilian American Portuguese
Isabel 21 0.5% Spanish American Mexican
Alexandra 21 0.5% American British French
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.420 Angolan social media profiles from which 3.839 (29%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Angolan surnames

In Angola, surnames are often passed down from one generation to the next through the father's line. Some people may also choose to adopt their mother's surname as their own, but this is less common. surnames often have a meaning or signify a person's origin or ethnicity. In some cases, surnames may also indicate a person's profession or occupation.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Silva 193 1.4% Brazilian Portuguese American
Santos 121 0.9% Brazilian American Portuguese
Ferreira 114 0.8% Brazilian Portuguese American
Rodrigues 104 0.8% Brazilian Portuguese American
Fernandes 100 0.7% Brazilian Portuguese American
Manuel 90 0.7% American Filipino Mexican
Da Silva 90 0.7% Brazilian French Venezuelan
Gomes 87 0.6% Brazilian Portuguese American
Costa 87 0.6% Brazilian Portuguese American
Pedro 85 0.6% Brazilian American Portuguese
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.420 Angolan social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.