Names and Surnames in Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a sovereign country in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. Lagos is the most populous city in the country and the African continent, as well as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world.

  • Language: English
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Population: 187.0M
  • Currency: NGN (₦)
  • Calling Code: +234
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Most Common Surnames In Nigeria :
# Surname
1 Ibrahim
2 Musa
3 Abubakar
4 Abdullahi
5 Mohammed
6 Sani
7 Adamu
8 Usman
9 Umar
10 Muhammad
Most Common Names In Nigeria :
Male Name Female Name
Musa Blessing
Ibrahim Aisha
Abubakar Fatima
Sani Mary
Abdullahi Esther
Mohammed Grace
Sunday Amina
Umar Zainab
Emmanuel Maryam
Adamu Joy
Random Names in Nigeria by Name Generator :
Male Name
Sulaiman Muhammad
Muhammad Peter
Yakubu Akpan
Sani Chukwu
Haruna Usman
Kabiru Salihu
Adamu Yau
Ibrahim Audu
Yusuf Ibrahim
Idris Umaru
Female Name
Esther Ismail
Janet Adebayo
Comfort John
Fatima Usman
Christiana Lawal
Kehinde Ali
Mercy Okoro
Ngozi Isa
Blessing Abdullahi
Grace Salisu
Closest Countries to Nigeria by Given Names:
Country %
Ghana 27.00%
Liberia 27.00%
Kenya 25.00%
Uganda 24.00%
Malawi 23.00%
Papua New Guinea 21.00%
Zimbabwe 21.00%
Solomon Islands 20.00%
Tanzania 19.00%
Bahamas 17.00%
Cameroon 16.00%
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