Our Bangladeshi name database contains 11.283 Bangladeshi first names and 2.432 Bangladeshi surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Bangladeshi name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Asia is not very well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like have a reasonable quality but are limited. The Bangladeshi names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Bangladeshi names as well. To create the Bangladeshi name database we used 84.334 validated Bangladeshi social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Bangladeshi first names

In Bangladesh, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on cultural and religious traditions. They often choose a name that has a significant meaning or is associated with a religious figure. The name is often chosen by the parents or grandparents and is often chosen after the birth of the child. It's common for the name to have a traditional meaning or be associated with a specific religion. For example, Muslim parents often choose names with Arabic roots.

Popular male Bangladeshi names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mohammad 804 1.2% Indian Pakistani Iranian
Mehedi 649 1.0% American Indian Saudi Arabian
Abu 577 0.9% Saudi Arabian Nigerian Indian
Imran 549 0.8% Pakistani Indian British
Abdullah-al 543 0.8% Saudi Arabian Omani American
Nazmul 526 0.8% American British Indian
Tanvir 487 0.7% Indian British Pakistani
Saiful 461 0.7% Indonesian Malaysian Indian
Masud 457 0.7% Indian American Emirati
Sohel 447 0.7% Indian American Saudi Arabian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 84.334 Bangladeshi social media profiles from which 67.341 (80%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Bangladeshi names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Shamim 438 2.6% Indian Pakistani British
Nahid 266 1.6% Indian American Iranian
Nur 218 1.3% Turkish Indonesian Malaysian
Abir 208 1.2% Indian Tunisian Lebanese
Sagor 165 1.0% American Indian Australian
Kawsar 162 1.0% British American Emirati
Jewel 161 0.9% American Filipino British
Rana 156 0.9% Pakistani Egyptian Turkish
Joy 127 0.7% American British Nigerian
Nusrat 115 0.7% Pakistani Indian American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 84.334 Bangladeshi social media profiles from which 16.993 (20%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Bangladeshi surnames

In Bangladesh, the surname is typically passed down from the father to the children. It is a common practice for women to take on their husband's surname after marriage. The surname is also often used to indicate a person's caste or social status within their community. In some cases, people may also have multiple surnames, such as a father's surname and a grandfather's surname.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Islam 5.053 6.0% Indian Pakistani British
Hossain 4.609 5.5% Indian American British
Ahmed 4.019 4.8% Egyptian Pakistani Indian
Khan 3.599 4.3% Pakistani Indian British
Hasan 3.439 4.1% Indian Pakistani American
Rahman 3.084 3.7% Indonesian British Indian
Alam 1.204 1.4% Indian Pakistani American
Uddin 1.172 1.4% Pakistani Indian British
Chowdhury 1.057 1.3% Indian British American
Mahmud 1.031 1.2% Nigerian Indonesian British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 84.334 Bangladeshi social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.