Our Saudi Arabian name database contains 8.615 Saudi Arabian first names and 3.123 Saudi Arabian surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Saudi Arabian 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 Saudi Arabian names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Saudi Arabian names as well. To create the Saudi Arabian name database we used 57.057 validated Saudi Arabian social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Saudi Arabian first names

In Saudi Arabia, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on religious or cultural significance. Many names have Arabic origins and have meanings related to God or the prophet Muhammad. They also consider the family tradition and naming conventions within the community. The approval of the grandparents is also considered as an important factor in choosing the name.

Popular male Saudi Arabian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ahmed 2.044 4.8% Egyptian Dutch Iraqi
Mohammed 1.783 4.2% Egyptian Indian Iraqi
Abdullah 1.266 3.0% Turkish Pakistani Egyptian
Mohamed 1.157 2.7% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Ali 843 2.0% Turkish Pakistani American
Abu 723 1.7% Bangladeshi Nigerian Indian
Abo 586 1.4% Egyptian Iraqi Dutch
Mohammad 549 1.3% Indian Pakistani Iranian
Ahmad 547 1.3% Indonesian Pakistani Egyptian
Abdulaziz 480 1.1% Kuwaiti Turkish American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 57.057 Saudi Arabian social media profiles from which 42.600 (75%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Saudi Arabian names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Sara 302 2.1% American Spanish Italian
Alaa 225 1.6% Egyptian Iraqi Dutch
Reem 189 1.3% Egyptian Emirati American
Sarah 180 1.2% British American Canadian
Amal 163 1.1% Egyptian Indian American
Rana 148 1.0% Pakistani Egyptian Turkish
Maha 146 1.0% Egyptian Pakistani American
Nouf 138 1.0% Kuwaiti Iraqi American
Nada 129 0.9% Egyptian Algerian American
Abeer 122 0.8% Egyptian Pakistani Palestinian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 57.057 Saudi Arabian social media profiles from which 14.457 (25%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Saudi Arabian surnames

In Saudi Arabia, surnames are typically passed down from the father to the children. The surname is a way to identify a person's lineage and family background. It is also used in official documents such as ID cards, passports, and other legal documents. Some people may also choose to adopt a surname that reflects their profession or trade.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Khan 1.222 2.1% Pakistani Indian Bangladeshi
Ali 1.082 1.9% Pakistani Egyptian Indian
Ahmed 928 1.6% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Alharbi 721 1.3% American Kuwaiti British
Abdullah 667 1.2% Pakistani Egyptian Malaysian
Alghamdi 642 1.1% American British Iraqi
Mohammed 631 1.1% Egyptian Nigerian Iraqi
Alotaibi 436 0.8% Kuwaiti American Iraqi
Alzahrani 434 0.8% American Iraqi British
Alqahtani 417 0.7% American Iraqi British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 57.057 Saudi Arabian social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.