Our Latvian name database contains 2.563 Latvian first names and 1.033 Latvian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Latvian name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. The Latvian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Latvian names as well. To create the Latvian name database we used 13.602 validated Latvian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Latvian first names

In Latvia, parents typically choose a first name for their child based on a combination of personal preference and cultural tradition. Many parents will choose a name that has special significance to them, such as a family name or a name that has been passed down through generations. Additionally, many Latvian parents will choose a name that is common and traditional in Latvian culture, such as a name of a Latvian saint or a name that is popular among Latvian families. Overall, the process of choosing a first name in Latvia is often a combination of personal and cultural influences.

Popular male Latvian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Janis 406 5.7% American British German
Mārtiņš 235 3.3% Nigerian French American
Edgars 147 2.1% British American Italian
Kristaps 130 1.8% British Dutch American
Andris 121 1.7% Venezuelan Indonesian American
Arturs 120 1.7% British American Albanian
Zane 114 1.6% American British Australian
Kaspars 106 1.5% British American Belgian
Maris 103 1.5% American Filipino British
Toms 85 1.2% British American Indonesian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.602 Latvian social media profiles from which 7.080 (52%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Latvian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ieva 163 2.5% Lithuanian British American
Kristine 149 2.3% American Filipino Norwegian
Laura 137 2.1% British American Spanish
Anna 135 2.1% American British Spanish
Linda 133 2.0% American British Dutch
Elīna 131 2.0% Finnish American British
Ilze 120 1.8% Mahoran Dutch British
Līga 110 1.7% Spanish Mexican British
Agnese 98 1.5% Italian American British
Inga 96 1.5% German American British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.602 Latvian social media profiles from which 6.522 (48%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Latvian surnames

In Latvia, surnames typically follow the patronymic naming system, where a person's surname is based on their father's first name. For example, if a person's father's name is Janis, their surname would be Janis dēls or Janis dēļa, meaning "son of Janis" or "daughter of Janis" respectively. Married women often keep their maiden name or adopt their husband's surname with the addition of -a, indicating they are married.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Jānsons 54 0.4% American British Australian
Ozola 51 0.4% Belgian Canadian German
Ozols 46 0.3% American British German
Balodis 43 0.3% Australian Canadian American
Jansone 40 0.3% British Bulgarian Swedish
Vītola 38 0.3% Colombian Argentinean Italian
Vanaga 37 0.3% British Danish Swedish
Liepa 37 0.3% British Brazilian Canadian
Eglitis 34 0.2% American Australian German
Vanags 33 0.2% American British Australian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.602 Latvian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.