Our Panamanian name database contains 6.842 Panamanian first names and 1.475 Panamanian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Panamanian name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. The Panamanian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Panamanian names as well. To create the Panamanian name database we used 29.114 validated Panamanian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Panamanian first names

In Panama, parents often choose a first name based on tradition and culture. Many parents will choose a name that is popular within their community or has a significant meaning in their culture or religion. Family names are also often considered when choosing a first name, as it is common for children to be named after a grandparent or other family member. Ultimately, the decision is often a personal one, based on the parents' preferences and what feels right for their child.

Popular male Panamanian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
José 525 2.8% Spanish Venezuelan American
Carlos 485 2.6% Spanish Mexican American
Luís 426 2.3% Mexican Spanish Venezuelan
Juan 243 1.3% Spanish Colombian American
Ricardo 226 1.2% Brazilian Mexican Spanish
Jorge 212 1.1% Spanish Mexican American
David 196 1.1% American British Spanish
Manuel 187 1.0% Spanish Mexican Venezuelan
Eduardo 185 1.0% Brazilian Mexican Spanish
Daniel 180 1.0% American British Spanish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 29.114 Panamanian social media profiles from which 18.657 (64%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Panamanian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
María 114 1.1% Spanish American Venezuelan
Ana 95 0.9% Spanish Brazilian American
Andrea 89 0.9% Italian American Spanish
Katherine 88 0.8% American British Colombian
Monica 69 0.7% American Spanish Mexican
Carolina 69 0.7% Spanish Colombian Brazilian
Carmen 67 0.6% Spanish American Venezuelan
Michelle 62 0.6% American British Canadian
Vanessa 59 0.6% American Brazilian Spanish
Patricia 59 0.6% Spanish American Brazilian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 29.114 Panamanian social media profiles from which 10.457 (36%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Panamanian surnames

In Panama, the surname typically follows the first name and is passed down from the father. In some cases, the mother's surname may also be included, known as a "double surname." Children typically take the surname of their father, but in recent years, it has become more common for children to take the surname of their mother as well. Some individuals may also choose to adopt a different surname through legal means.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Gonzalez 716 2.5% Spanish Mexican American
Rodríguez 641 2.2% Spanish American Mexican
Castillo 330 1.1% Mexican American Spanish
Sánchez 328 1.1% Spanish Mexican American
Martinez 300 1.0% Spanish American Mexican
Pérez 297 1.0% Spanish American Mexican
Garcia 268 0.9% Spanish Mexican American
Diaz 250 0.9% Spanish American Mexican
López 227 0.8% Spanish American Mexican
Hernández 200 0.7% Mexican American Spanish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 29.114 Panamanian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.