Names and Surnames in Malawi

Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique surrounding on the east, south and southwest. Malawi spans over 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 18,143,217. Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, takes up about a third of Malawi's area. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also the country's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre, the third largest is Mzuzu and the fourth largest is its old capital Zomba. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Chewa people who inhabit the area. The country is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" because of the friendliness of its people.

  • Language: English, Chichewa
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Population: 16.8M
  • Currency: MWK (MK)
  • Calling Code: +265
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Most Common Surnames In Malawi :
# Surname
1 Banda
2 Phiri
3 Nyirenda
4 Chirwa
5 Mwale
6 Nkhoma
7 Mkandawire
8 Gondwe
9 Kamanga
10 Mhango
Most Common Names In Malawi :
Male Name Female Name
Gift Grace
Blessings Mercy
Emmanuel Martha
Joseph Memory
James Mary
Peter Alinafe
John Esther
Innocent Ruth
Patrick Patricia
Charles Catherine
Random Names in Malawi by Name Generator :
Male Name
Davie Mussa
Yohane Nkhoma
William Mbale
Victor Nyasulu
Mphatso Maluwa
Richard Nyirenda
Francis Banda
Chimwemwe Phiri
Martin Kamwendo
Michael Manda
Female Name
Ruth Khonje
Stella Kayange
Prisca Botha
Brenda Nyirenda
Catherine Phiri
Pilirani Banda
Mary Mwale
Faith Nyirongo
Martha Mwanza
Charity Tembo
Closest Countries to Malawi by Given Names:
Country %
Uganda 49.00%
Zimbabwe 47.00%
Solomon Islands 45.00%
Kenya 40.00%
Ghana 39.00%
Papua New Guinea 38.00%
Liberia 37.00%
Bahamas 36.00%
Tanzania 30.00%
Rwanda 30.00%
Northern Ireland 29.00%
Closest Countries to Malawi by Surnames:
Country %
Zambia 28.00%
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