Our Libyan name database contains 2.386 Libyan first names and 499 Libyan surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Libyan 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 Libya are very limited to the names we know from other countries. The Libyan names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Libyan names as well. To create the Libyan name database we used 7.538 validated Libyan social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Libyan first names

In Libya, parents typically choose a first name for their child based on cultural and religious customs. The choice of a name is often influenced by the child's gender, family tradition, and the meanings of the name. Many names have Arabic origin and carry religious significance, such as those of Prophet or God. It is common for parents to consult with family members, religious leaders, or respected members of the community when choosing a name for their child.

Popular male Libyan names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ahmed 325 6.1% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Mohamed 282 5.3% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Mohammed 258 4.8% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Indian
Ali 185 3.5% Turkish Pakistani American
Abdo 89 1.7% Egyptian Dutch Moroccan
Omar 62 1.2% Egyptian Mexican American
Osama 60 1.1% Egyptian Pakistani Saudi Arabian
Mahmoud 59 1.1% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Khaled 58 1.1% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Algerian
Ibrahim 56 1.0% Turkish Egyptian Nigerian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 7.538 Libyan social media profiles from which 5.337 (71%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Libyan names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Fatima 38 1.7% Spanish Pakistani Mexican
Asma 32 1.5% Pakistani Algerian Saudi Arabian
Aisha 31 1.4% American British Nigerian
Marwa 30 1.4% Egyptian Algerian Tunisian
Aya 29 1.3% Egyptian Algerian Dutch
Alaa 29 1.3% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Iraqi
Malak 26 1.2% Egyptian Pakistani Lebanese
Meme 23 1.0% American Spanish Mexican
Heba 23 1.0% Egyptian Dutch Jordanian
Eman 23 1.0% Egyptian Algerian Dutch
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 7.538 Libyan social media profiles from which 2.201 (29%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Libyan surnames

In Libya, surnames are typically passed down from the father to the children. The first name is usually a given name, followed by the father's name, and then the grandfather's name. For example, a person named "Mohammed" who is the son of "Ahmed" and the grandson of "Salim" would have the full name of "Mohammed Ahmed Salim." Additionally, many Libyan surnames are also based on a person's tribal or regional origins.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ali 270 3.6% Pakistani Egyptian Indian
Mohamed 142 1.9% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Ahmed 133 1.8% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Mohammed 117 1.6% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Nigerian
Omar 97 1.3% Egyptian American Saudi Arabian
Salem 76 1.0% Egyptian American Saudi Arabian
Al 52 0.7% Turkish American Indonesian
Saad 48 0.6% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Iraqi
Abdo 48 0.6% Egyptian Dutch Sudanese
Ibrahim 47 0.6% Egyptian Nigerian American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 7.538 Libyan social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.