Our Papua New Guinean name database contains 2.887 Papua New Guinean first names and 305 Papua New Guinean surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Papua New Guinean name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. The Papua New Guinean names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Papua New Guinean names as well. To create the Papua New Guinean name database we used 5.490 validated Papua New Guinean social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Papua New Guinean first names

In Papua New Guinea, parents typically choose a first name for their child based on cultural and traditional customs. They may consult with family members or community leaders for suggestions, and often choose a name with a significant meaning or connection to their culture or family history. Some parents may also choose a name based on the child's birth order, or in honor of a deceased relative.

Popular Papua New Guinean male names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Mark 60 1.9% American British Dutch
John 57 1.8% American British Canadian
James 39 1.2% British American Australian
Michael 27 0.8% American British German
Paul 24 0.7% British American Dutch
Ryan 23 0.7% American British Canadian
David 22 0.7% American British Spanish
Kevin 20 0.6% American British Canadian
Daniel 20 0.6% American British Spanish
Maui 19 0.6% American Filipino Guatemalan
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 5.490 Papua New Guinean social media profiles from which 3.206 (58%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Papua New Guinean female names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Kim 22 1.0% American British Dutch
Jane 14 0.6% British American Canadian
Christine 14 0.6% American British Canadian
Princess 13 0.6% American British Filipino
Anne 13 0.6% American British French
Queen 12 0.5% American Nigerian British
Sarah 11 0.5% British American Canadian
Karen 11 0.5% American British Mexican
Ann 11 0.5% American British Canadian
Angelica 11 0.5% American Colombian Mexican
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 5.490 Papua New Guinean social media profiles from which 2.284 (42%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Papua New Guinean surnames

In Papua New Guinea, surnames are not commonly used. Instead, individuals are identified by their first name and their clan or tribe name. This is an important aspect of the cultural identity in the country, as it signifies one's connection to their community and lineage. Additionally, traditional naming customs are still widely practiced in many areas, with names being chosen based on the time of birth, personal characteristics, or events that occurred during the birth.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Cruz 31 0.6% American Mexican Brazilian
Santos 30 0.5% Brazilian American Portuguese
Reyes 30 0.5% Mexican American Colombian
Ramos 28 0.5% Brazilian Spanish American
Garcia 27 0.5% Spanish Mexican American
Mendoza 20 0.4% Mexican American Venezuelan
Lopez 18 0.3% Spanish American Mexican
PĂ©rez 17 0.3% Spanish American Mexican
Mae 17 0.3% American Filipino British
Lee 16 0.3% American British South Korean
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 5.490 Papua New Guinean social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.