Our Venezuelan name database contains 23.682 Venezuelan first names and 7.240 Venezuelan surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Venezuelan name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. South America 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 Venezuelan names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Venezuelan names as well. To create the Venezuelan name database we used 312.643 validated Venezuelan social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Venezuelan first names

In Venezuela, parents typically pick a first name based on cultural and religious traditions, as well as personal preference. Many parents choose names with religious significance, such as those of saints or biblical figures. They also often consider the meaning and origin of the name and whether it is a common or unique name. Family tradition also plays a role, as many parents choose to name their child after a grandparent or other family member. Ultimately, the decision is made by the parents, often with input from other family members.

Popular male Venezuelan names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Carlos 6.315 3.6% Spanish Mexican American
Luis 5.704 3.2% Mexican Spanish American
Jesús 4.285 2.4% Spanish Mexican American
Daniel 2.970 1.7% American British Spanish
Juan 2.399 1.4% Spanish Colombian American
Alejandro 2.220 1.3% Spanish Mexican Colombian
Miguel 2.216 1.3% Spanish Mexican American
Rafael 2.106 1.2% Brazilian Spanish American
ángel 1.971 1.1% Spanish American Mexican
Jorge 1.946 1.1% Spanish Mexican American
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 312.643 Venezuelan social media profiles from which 176.769 (57%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Venezuelan names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
José 7.429 5.5% Spanish American Mexican
Maria 3.488 2.6% Spanish American British
Andrea 1.603 1.2% Italian American Spanish
Daniela 1.513 1.1% Colombian Mexican Italian
Gabriela 1.447 1.1% Brazilian Mexican Argentinean
Ana 1.408 1.0% Spanish Brazilian American
Carolina 1.207 0.9% Spanish Colombian Brazilian
Adriana 1.206 0.9% Brazilian Mexican American
Alejandra 1.151 0.8% Mexican Colombian Spanish
Carmen 1.102 0.8% Spanish American Mexican
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 312.643 Venezuelan social media profiles from which 135.874 (43%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Venezuelan surnames

In Venezuela, the surname is typically passed down from the father to the children. The mother's surname is not typically included as part of the child's legal name. However, some individuals may choose to use both of their parents' surnames as a way to honor both sides of their family. Additionally, some people may choose to change their surname after marriage or for personal reasons.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Rodríguez 7.345 2.3% Spanish American Mexican
González 6.890 2.2% Spanish Mexican American
Hernandez 5.065 1.6% Mexican American Spanish
Pérez 4.544 1.5% Spanish American Mexican
García 4.487 1.4% Spanish Mexican American
Martinez 3.861 1.2% Spanish American Mexican
Sanchez 3.401 1.1% Spanish Mexican American
Lopez 3.286 1.1% Spanish American Mexican
Díaz 3.016 1.0% Spanish American Mexican
Ramírez 2.530 0.8% Mexican American Colombian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 312.643 Venezuelan social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.