Our Egyptian name database contains 10.120 Egyptian first names and 6.130 Egyptian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Egyptian 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 Egypt are very limited to the names we know from other countries. The Egyptian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Egyptian names as well. To create the Egyptian name database we used 281.365 validated Egyptian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Egyptian first names

In Egypt, parents often pick a first name that has a significant meaning or is related to their religion. They may also choose a name that is popular within their community or family. Some parents also consult with religious leaders or elders for guidance on choosing a name. The father's input is usually considered to be more important.

Popular male Egyptian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ahmed 31.573 16.4% Dutch Saudi Arabian Iraqi
Mohamed 25.133 13.1% Dutch Algerian Saudi Arabian
Mahmoud 10.718 5.6% Dutch Saudi Arabian Algerian
Mostafa 5.676 3.0% Dutch Iranian Saudi Arabian
Amr 3.709 1.9% Dutch Saudi Arabian American
Omar 3.656 1.9% Mexican American Venezuelan
Mohammed 3.238 1.7% Saudi Arabian Indian Iraqi
Eslam 3.198 1.7% Dutch Algerian Saudi Arabian
Khaled 2.630 1.4% Saudi Arabian Algerian Kuwaiti
Ali 2.472 1.3% Turkish Pakistani American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 281.365 Egyptian social media profiles from which 192.203 (68%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Egyptian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Aya 3.256 3.7% Algerian Dutch American
Nada 2.446 2.7% Algerian American Dutch
Esraa 2.394 2.7% Dutch Algerian Indonesian
Sara 2.138 2.4% American Spanish Italian
Alaa 2.107 2.4% Saudi Arabian Iraqi Dutch
Eman 1.824 2.0% Algerian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Asmaa 1.765 2.0% Algerian Dutch Moroccan
Menna 1.594 1.8% Algerian Dutch British
Mariam 1.538 1.7% American British Spanish
Salma 1.441 1.6% American Mexican Moroccan
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 281.365 Egyptian social media profiles from which 89.162 (32%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Egyptian surnames

In Egypt, the surname is typically passed down from the father to the children. It is also common for people to have multiple surnames, often including a combination of their father's and grandfather's surnames. Many surnames in Egypt have a historical or cultural significance, and can indicate a person's profession or ancestry.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mohamed 10.813 3.8% Dutch Algerian Somali
Ahmed 8.241 2.9% Pakistani Bangladeshi Indian
Gamal 4.173 1.5% Dutch Algerian Saudi Arabian
Mahmoud 3.679 1.3% Dutch Algerian Saudi Arabian
Ali 3.433 1.2% Pakistani Indian British
Hassan 3.330 1.2% Pakistani Bangladeshi British
Adel 3.264 1.2% Dutch Algerian Saudi Arabian
Khaled 3.155 1.1% Dutch Saudi Arabian Algerian
Ashraf 3.123 1.1% Pakistani Indian Dutch
Mostafa 2.865 1.0% Dutch Algerian Saudi Arabian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 281.365 Egyptian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.