Our Mozambican name database contains 3.158 Mozambican first names and 504 Mozambican surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Mozambican 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 Mozambique are very limited to the names we know from other countries. The Mozambican names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Mozambican names as well. To create the Mozambican name database we used 6.526 validated Mozambican social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Mozambican first names

In Mozambique, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on cultural and traditional customs. They often choose names that have special meaning or significance in their community or family. Some parents may also choose names that have religious or spiritual significance. The child's grandparents may also have a say in the name selection process. Overall, the name chosen is usually one that holds importance and carries a sense of tradition for the family.

Popular male Mozambican names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mohammed 119 2.6% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Indian
Ahmed 86 1.9% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Mahmoud 62 1.3% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Ahmad 37 0.8% Indonesian Pakistani Egyptian
Mohamed 34 0.7% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Carlos 34 0.7% Spanish Mexican American
Fernando 33 0.7% Spanish Brazilian Mexican
João 30 0.6% Brazilian Portuguese American
Paulo 28 0.6% Brazilian Portuguese American
Edson 27 0.6% Brazilian Mexican American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 6.526 Mozambican social media profiles from which 4.646 (71%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Mozambican names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Alaa 40 2.1% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Iraqi
Heba 19 1.0% Egyptian Dutch Jordanian
Nour 17 0.9% Egyptian Lebanese Dutch
Eman 15 0.8% Egyptian Algerian Dutch
Noor 13 0.7% Pakistani Egyptian Iraqi
Jessica 13 0.7% American British Brazilian
Walaa 12 0.6% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Dutch
Ana 12 0.6% Spanish Brazilian American
Doaa 11 0.6% Egyptian Dutch Palestinian
Aya 11 0.6% Egyptian Algerian Dutch
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 6.526 Mozambican social media profiles from which 1.880 (29%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Mozambican surnames

In Mozambique, surnames typically reflect a person's ethnic background or tribe. For example, a person with the surname "Chongo" likely has roots in the Chongo tribe, while a person with the surname "Mendes" likely has Portuguese ancestry. Additionally, many Mozambican surnames are based on the person's father's name, such as "Da Silva" meaning "of Silva." In some cases, people may also adopt a new surname after marriage or upon becoming a citizen of Mozambique.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mohammed 39 0.6% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Nigerian
Cossa 31 0.5% Mahoran American Italian
Ahmed 31 0.5% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Langa 29 0.4% Mahoran Spanish American
Da Silva 24 0.4% Brazilian French Venezuelan
Machava 23 0.4% Slovak Canadian Mahoran
Ali 23 0.4% Pakistani Egyptian Indian
Silva 22 0.3% Brazilian Portuguese American
Sitoe 21 0.3% Mahoran Bulgarian Congolese
Pereira 20 0.3% Brazilian Portuguese American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 6.526 Mozambican social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.