Our Sudanese name database contains 3.442 Sudanese first names and 720 Sudanese surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Sudanese 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 Sudan are very limited to the names we know from other countries. The Sudanese names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Sudanese names as well. To create the Sudanese name database we used 13.058 validated Sudanese social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Sudanese first names

In Sudan, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on cultural and religious traditions. The name is often chosen by the grandparents or other family members, and is chosen to reflect the family's beliefs and values. The name may also be chosen to reflect the child's potential characteristics or to honor a family member or religious figure. Additionally, the name may be chosen based on the child's astrological chart or the day of the week they were born.

Popular male Sudanese names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ahmed 685 6.7% Egyptian Dutch Saudi Arabian
Mohamed 571 5.6% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Mohammed 553 5.4% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Indian
Omer 188 1.8% Turkish Dutch Pakistani
Ali 158 1.5% Turkish Pakistani American
Ibrahim 148 1.4% Turkish Egyptian Nigerian
Mustafa 143 1.4% Turkish Egyptian Dutch
Khalid 141 1.4% Pakistani Saudi Arabian Egyptian
Hassan 127 1.2% Pakistani Egyptian American
Osman 102 1.0% Turkish Dutch American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.058 Sudanese social media profiles from which 10.216 (78%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Sudanese names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Sara 64 2.3% American Spanish Italian
Alaa 57 2.0% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Iraqi
Wad 45 1.6% Libyan French American
Fatima 35 1.2% Spanish Pakistani Mexican
Moe 31 1.1% American Canadian Bamar
Salma 29 1.0% Egyptian American Mexican
Marwa 27 1.0% Egyptian Algerian Tunisian
Esraa 25 0.9% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Eman 25 0.9% Egyptian Algerian Dutch
Sarah 22 0.8% British American Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.058 Sudanese social media profiles from which 2.842 (22%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Sudanese surnames

In Sudan, surnames often reflect the person's ethnic or tribal affiliation. For example, someone with the surname "Mohammed" would likely be from the Arab ethnic group, while someone with the surname "Deng" would likely be from the Dinka tribe. Additionally, many Sudanese people have a patronymic surname, indicating their father's first name. For example, someone with the surname "Mohammed Ahmed" would have a father named Ahmed.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Ahmed 432 3.3% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Mohammed 300 2.3% Egyptian Saudi Arabian Nigerian
Mohamed 282 2.2% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
Ali 262 2.0% Pakistani Egyptian Indian
Hassan 234 1.8% Egyptian Pakistani Bangladeshi
Osman 217 1.7% Egyptian British American
Omer 207 1.6% Turkish Iraqi Pakistani
Adam 204 1.6% Turkish British American
Ibrahim 194 1.5% Egyptian Nigerian American
Salah 135 1.0% Egyptian Dutch Algerian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 13.058 Sudanese social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.