Our Palestinian name database contains 2.609 Palestinian first names and 845 Palestinian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Palestinian name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Asia is not very well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like have a reasonable quality but are limited. The Palestinian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Palestinian names as well. To create the Palestinian name database we used 10.673 validated Palestinian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Palestinian first names

In Palestine, parents usually choose a first name for their child based on cultural and religious traditions. Many parents opt for Arabic names that have significant meaning or are related to Islamic figures. Family names are also considered when choosing a name, as it is important for the child to have a connection to their family heritage. Some parents also consult with religious leaders or family members for guidance on choosing a name.

Popular male Palestinian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mohammed 368 5.5% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Indian
Mohammad 236 3.5% Indian Pakistani Iranian
Ahmad 235 3.5% Indonesian Pakistani Egyptian
Ahmed 228 3.4% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Mahmoud 182 2.7% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Ibrahim 98 1.5% Turkish Egyptian Nigerian
Ali 85 1.3% Turkish Pakistani American
Anas 83 1.2% Pakistani Egyptian Indian
Mohamed 78 1.2% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Omar 69 1.0% Egyptian Mexican American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 10.673 Palestinian social media profiles from which 6.685 (63%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Palestinian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Alaa 99 2.5% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Iraqi
Aya 68 1.7% Egyptian Algerian Dutch
Noor 51 1.3% Pakistani Egyptian Iraqi
Rawan 49 1.2% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Jordanian
Hadeel 48 1.2% Jordanian Saudi Arabian Egyptian
Reem 45 1.1% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Emirati
Haneen 45 1.1% Egyptian Jordanian Saudi Arabian
Eman 44 1.1% Egyptian Algerian Dutch
Sara 42 1.1% American Spanish Italian
Abeer 38 1.0% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Pakistani
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 10.673 Palestinian social media profiles from which 3.988 (37%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Palestinian surnames

In Palestine, surnames are passed down from father to child. The first name is typically a given name, followed by the father's first name and then the family name. For example, a person named Ahmad Mohammed Abu Bakr would be Ahmad, son of Mohammed, from the Abu Bakr family. However, it is not uncommon for people to adopt a surname based on their profession or place of origin.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mohammed 98 0.9% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Nigerian
Ahmed 98 0.9% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Ali 81 0.8% Pakistani Egyptian Indian
Ahmad 77 0.7% Pakistani Indian Indonesian
Shaheen 65 0.6% Egyptian Pakistani American
Omar 59 0.6% Egyptian American Saudi Arabian
Hassan 55 0.5% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Salah 52 0.5% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Hamdan 52 0.5% Jordanian Emirati American
Yousef 51 0.5% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Jordanian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 10.673 Palestinian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.