Names and Surnames in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) and is bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest. The July 2019 population estimate by the United Nations was 20,321,378. Previously called Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), it was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabé or Burkinabè, and its capital is Ouagadougou. Due to French colonialism, the country's official language of government and business is French, but this language is spoken by approximately only 10–15% of the population. There are 59 native languages spoken in Burkina, with the most common language, Moore, spoken by roughly 50% of Burkinabé.

  • Language: French, Fula
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Population: 19.0M
  • Currency: XOF (Fr)
  • Calling Code: +226
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Most Common Surnames In Burkina Faso :
# Surname
1 Ouedraogo
2 Sawadogo
3 Kabore
4 Traore
5 Diallo
6 Ouattara
7 Dicko
8 Zongo
9 Sanou
10 Savadogo
Most Common Names In Burkina Faso :
Male Name Female Name
Moussa Mariam
Boureima Fatimata
Abdoulaye Aminata
Hamidou Awa
Ousmane Salamata
Souleymane Rasmata
Issa Haoua
Amadou Alimata
Saidou Bibata
Yacouba Fatoumata
Random Names in Burkina Faso by Name Generator :
Male Name
Ousseni Traore
Sibiri Savadogo
Moumouni Barry
Ousmane Ouedraogo
Salifou Ouoba
Hamidou Some
Idrissa Sawadogo
Issa Somda
Adama Dao
Moussa Kouraogo
Female Name
Fatoumata Diallo
Alimata Zongo
Ramata Gansonre
Alizeta Sanou
Sibdou Zoungrana
Haoua Ouedraogo
Bintou Ouoba
Mariam Bance
Fati Kafando
Asseta Lompo
Closest Countries to Burkina Faso by Given Names:
Country %
Mali 40.00%
Ivory Coast 30.00%
Niger 26.00%
Senegal 22.00%
Guinea 21.00%
Chad 16.00%
Closest Countries to Burkina Faso by Surnames:
Country %
Mali 20.79%
Ivory Coast 16.83%
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