Our Ecuadorean name database contains 10.414 Ecuadorean first names and 3.458 Ecuadorean surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Ecuadorean name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. South America 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 Ecuadorean names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Ecuadorean names as well. To create the Ecuadorean name database we used 115.391 validated Ecuadorean social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Ecuadorean first names

In Ecuador, parents often choose a first name for their child based on religious or cultural significance. Many names are of Catholic or Spanish origin, and may be chosen to honor a saint or family member. Some parents also consider the meaning and origin of the name before making a decision. The final decision is often made by both parents and may involve input from grandparents and other family members.

Popular male Ecuadorean names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Carlos 1.923 2.8% Spanish Mexican American
Andrés 1.620 2.3% Colombian Spanish Mexican
Luis 1.364 2.0% Mexican Spanish Venezuelan
Jose 1.162 1.7% Spanish Venezuelan American
Diego 1.124 1.6% Spanish Brazilian Colombian
Jorge 1.110 1.6% Spanish Mexican American
David 1.104 1.6% American British Spanish
Daniel 1.060 1.5% American British Spanish
Fernando 883 1.3% Spanish Brazilian Mexican
Juan 822 1.2% Spanish Colombian American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 115.391 Ecuadorean social media profiles from which 69.698 (60%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Ecuadorean names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Andrea 924 2.0% Italian American Spanish
Gabriela 714 1.6% Brazilian Venezuelan Mexican
Diana 635 1.4% American Mexican Colombian
Daniela 600 1.3% Colombian Mexican Italian
María 568 1.2% Spanish American Venezuelan
Verónica 479 1.0% American Spanish Italian
Carolina 442 1.0% Spanish Colombian Brazilian
Paola 421 0.9% Italian Mexican Colombian
Karen 392 0.9% American British Mexican
Cristina 372 0.8% Spanish Italian American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 115.391 Ecuadorean social media profiles from which 45.693 (40%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Ecuadorean surnames

In Ecuador, the surname is traditionally passed down from the father to the children. The mother's surname is not typically included in the child's full name. However, in recent years, there has been a trend towards including the mother's surname as a second surname, particularly in urban areas. Additionally, some individuals may choose to change their surname for personal or legal reasons.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Rodriguez 1.399 1.2% Spanish American Mexican
Garcia 1.298 1.1% Spanish Mexican American
López 1.281 1.1% Spanish American Mexican
Sanchez 1.227 1.1% Spanish Mexican American
Zambrano 1.180 1.0% Venezuelan Colombian Spanish
Torres 1.030 0.9% American Mexican Spanish
González 917 0.8% Spanish Mexican American
Pérez 805 0.7% Spanish American Mexican
Martínez 794 0.7% Spanish American Mexican
Vera 758 0.7% Spanish Argentinean Mexican
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 115.391 Ecuadorean social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.