Our Cypriot name database contains 3.641 Cypriot first names and 622 Cypriot surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Cypriot name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. The Cypriot names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Cypriot names as well. To create the Cypriot name database we used 10.397 validated Cypriot social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Cypriot first names

In Cyprus, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on a combination of tradition and personal preference. Many families choose a name that has been passed down through generations, as a way to honor their heritage and family history. Additionally, many parents also consider the meaning and significance of a name when making their decision. Some may choose a name that has a religious or cultural significance, while others may simply choose a name that they like the sound of or that they think suits their child. Ultimately, the decision on a first name is a personal one, and parents often take a lot of time and care in choosing the perfect name for their child.

Popular male Cypriot names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Andreas 190 2.8% German Swedish Austrian
George 151 2.3% American British Greek
Mehmet 91 1.4% Turkish Dutch German
Christos 90 1.3% Greek British American
Marios 86 1.3% Greek British German
Ali 76 1.1% Turkish Pakistani American
Mustafa 73 1.1% Turkish Egyptian Dutch
Ahmet 67 1.0% Turkish Dutch German
Chris 57 0.9% American British Canadian
Cyprus 55 0.8% British Serbian Singaporean
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 10.397 Cypriot social media profiles from which 6.676 (64%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Cypriot names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Maria 134 3.6% Spanish American Venezuelan
Elena 60 1.6% Spanish Italian American
Christina 39 1.0% American British German
Anna 37 1.0% American British Spanish
Georgia 36 1.0% British American Australian
Eleni 34 0.9% Greek American British
Marina 29 0.8% Spanish Brazilian American
Katerina 27 0.7% Czech Greek American
Hatice 22 0.6% Turkish Dutch German
Irene 21 0.6% Spanish American Italian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 10.397 Cypriot social media profiles from which 3.721 (36%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Cypriot surnames

In Cyprus, surnames usually indicate the father's first name or family name. For example, if a person's father's name is Michael, their surname may be Michaelides or Michalides. In some cases, surnames may also indicate the region or village of origin, such as Lefkaritis for someone from Lefkara village. Additionally, many Cypriot surnames have Greek or Turkish origins, reflecting the island's history and cultural influences.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Georgiou 114 1.1% British Greek American
Ioannou 90 0.9% British Greek American
Nicolaou 71 0.7% British American Australian
Michael 60 0.6% American Nigerian British
Constantinou 57 0.5% British American Australian
Christodoulou 56 0.5% British Greek American
Antoniou 55 0.5% British Greek American
Charalambous 54 0.5% British American Australian
Andreou 52 0.5% Greek British American
Demetriou 50 0.5% British American Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 10.397 Cypriot social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.