Our Maltese name database contains 2.263 Maltese first names and 256 Maltese surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Maltese name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. The Maltese names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Maltese names as well. To create the Maltese name database we used 6.630 validated Maltese social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Maltese first names

In Malta, parents often choose a first name for their child based on tradition and family history. Many Maltese names have religious or cultural significance and are passed down from generation to generation. Parents may also choose a name that is popular or trending at the time, or that holds personal meaning to them. Ultimately, the decision is made based on the parents' individual preferences and beliefs.

Popular male Maltese names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mark 94 2.1% American British Dutch
David 70 1.6% American British Spanish
Daniel 68 1.5% American British Spanish
Matthew 66 1.5% American British Canadian
Joseph 65 1.5% American British Nigerian
Michael 58 1.3% American British German
Mario 50 1.1% Spanish American Mexican
Luke 46 1.0% British American Australian
Chris 41 0.9% American British Canadian
Paul 40 0.9% British American Dutch
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 6.630 Maltese social media profiles from which 4.452 (67%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Maltese names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Maria 42 1.9% Spanish American Venezuelan
Sarah 29 1.3% British American Canadian
Nicole 28 1.3% American British German
Jessica 28 1.3% American British Brazilian
Andrea 26 1.2% Italian American Spanish
Malta 22 1.0% British Gambian American
Rachel 19 0.9% American British Canadian
Francesca 19 0.9% Italian British American
Rebecca 18 0.8% British American Canadian
Claire 18 0.8% British American French
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 6.630 Maltese social media profiles from which 2.178 (33%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Maltese surnames

In Malta, the surname is passed down from the father. Children typically take on their father's surname, although there are some exceptions where the mother's surname may be used. The surname is traditionally passed down unchanged, with no variations or hyphenations.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Vella 140 2.1% American British Italian
Camilleri 139 2.1% British Australian American
Borg 135 2.0% American Swedish British
Farrugia 116 1.7% British Australian French
Galea 103 1.6% British Australian Venezuelan
Micallef 92 1.4% British Australian American
Grech 88 1.3% British Australian American
Zammit 86 1.3% British Australian American
Attard 85 1.3% Australian British American
Azzopardi 79 1.2% British Australian French
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 6.630 Maltese social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.