Countries as U.S. First Names

Which countries are also popular first names in the United States? The answers may surprise you!
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Last updated: May 15, 2021
First submittedAugust 26, 2017
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# People
% Male
Country
503,381
74
Jordan
226,392
> 99
Chad
78,874
< 1
Georgia
59,939
98
Israel
26,195
8
Kenya
21,363
< 1
India
9,015
< 1
Malaysia
5,813
2
Ireland
4,225
< 1
China
4,052
13
Egypt
# People
% Male
Country
1,799
< 1
Dominica
1,603
74
Iran
1,599
< 1
Italy
1,499
2
Jamaica
1,202
4
Mali
862
92
Taiwan
776
< 1
Nigeria
723
12
France
651
< 1
Tanzania
571
< 1
Tunisia
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Level 75
Aug 26, 2017
Hi, my name is Antigua and Barbuda Smith.
+107
Level 85
Aug 26, 2017
Better than Democratic Republic of the Congo Jones.
+27
Level 75
Aug 26, 2017
Poor you... My friends name is Hung(a)ry Turkey Bush. He visited the U.S. before the Thanksgiving day once. They gave him so much food to eat, he became very fat and than during the one november day... Well he came back home without one arm. Luckily for him, he found a place to hide. Some bush.
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Level 73
Aug 28, 2017
DR Congo for short, or Doctor Congo
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2017
You're laughing, but I'm going to name my kids Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Federated States of Micronesia. And I will insist people use their full names.
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Level 61
Nov 29, 2017
I would like to introduce you to my friend, the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace. You can also call her Negara Brunei Darussalam.
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2017
Sir Lord The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Her Empires Smith Chafferley-Chaffington III
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Level 69
May 19, 2018
Ooh, if I had kids I would name them The Most Serene Republic of San Marino and Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
+25
Level 87
May 18, 2021
@Sulfuratus

Joke's on you when your kid grows up and legally changes her name to North Macedonia.

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Level 38
May 22, 2021
My name is Germ Any Turkey and It worked Smith

He had a few germs that he had Turkey. It worked but then he became fat for 2 seconds. He changed his name to Smith

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Level 56
Jul 21, 2021
I know a United Republic of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Level 56
Aug 13, 2021
He’s very wacky. After all, his parents replaced Kingdom with Republic
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Level 45
Jun 24, 2022
"You're baby is so cute! what's it's name?"

"Saint Vincent and the Grenadines"

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Level 43
Nov 29, 2017
my name is Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia Williams. My brothers name is Central African Republic Williams and sisters name is United States Williams. Wee are very happy family
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Level 45
Nov 29, 2017
My name is Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzma (libya) and my dad is Democratic People's Republic of Korea and my mother is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I was born in Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapihimaungahoronukupoka
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Level 33
Nov 29, 2017
I will make my name The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab with a last name of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Middle name: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea. So, my name will be The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab The Democratic People's Republic of Korea The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. I insist that people use my full name, or I treat them as a nonentity.
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Level 49
May 22, 2021
Fools, my family is named after cities, I am Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu

my sister is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

my brother is Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

my other brothers are

Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein,

Azpilicuetagaraycosaroyarenberecolarrea,

Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsijänkä,

Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik,

Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta, and

Bovenendvankeelafsnysleegte

my baby sister is

Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya

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Level 54
May 22, 2021
Do you have a brother named Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit?
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Level 28
Jun 6, 2021
Jokes on you, I’m naming mine the full name of Titin. And I’ll insist people call them by their full name
+22
Level 60
Nov 29, 2017
My brothers name is the Federated States of Micronesia Parker and my name, which possibly the most crazy, is Todd.
+7
Level 72
Aug 6, 2018
Does your brother go by Peter, by any chance?
+11
Level 53
Dec 31, 2018
My name is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Johnson.
+84
Level 92
Aug 26, 2017
I have 7 boys, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Wouldn't you know it, they all insist on being called Stan.
+49
Level 75
Aug 26, 2017
You can call Uzbekistan Becky...
+26
Level 62
Aug 6, 2019
Pakistanley
+47
Level 63
Aug 28, 2017
Can I call them Casey, Taj, Becky, Kirk, Turk, Khan and Tristan?
+19
Level 62
Nov 30, 2017
The last one has to be Pac-Man!
+14
Level 71
Sep 4, 2018
Nah; the first one should be "Zak".
+3
Level 68
Aug 26, 2017
I can't believe I got 100%, but I almost miss the first two. Maybe too obvious haha
+29
Level 75
Aug 27, 2017
Where is Cuba? I'm thinking of the actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
+5
Level 67
May 22, 2021
Who knows? Where should he be?
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Level 74
May 25, 2021
@Jerry928 I was wondering the same thing. Even if there is only one Cuba, shouldn't it be on here? It's not a 'most popular' quiz so it wouldn't be eliminated on that that basis.
+35
Level 74
Aug 28, 2017
Shocked that Kyrgyzstan did not make the list.
+9
Level 58
Nov 29, 2017
Ikr. Where's St. Vincent & the Grenadines? That seemed like an obvious one.
+4
Level 61
May 22, 2021
And what about Papua New Guinea? That names all the rage these days
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Level 65
Oct 5, 2021
I have no idea on what happened to The Plurinational State of Bolivia.
+39
Level 82
Sep 2, 2017
I really can't believe I missed Jordan.
+10
Level 53
Nov 29, 2017
Come on, JordanUSA! :)
+17
Level 76
Sep 2, 2017
Malaysia? FFS. Really?
+3
Level 62
May 22, 2021
Look up Malaysia Pargo's interview in the Eric Andre Show lmao
+10
Level 83
Sep 15, 2017
in this day and age, I wouldn't be surprised to see someone name their kid Swaziland or North Korea. Give it time.
+5
Level 76
Oct 24, 2017
I was so hoping the quiz would be more things like Philip for Philippines or Lucia for St Lucia and not names like Turkey. Then again, Turk from Scrubs...
+1
Level 72
Oct 27, 2017
His last name was Turk. I thought of that as well though.
+1
Level 42
Nov 29, 2017
i remember the name of turk. his full name is

DeShawn Jamal Turk

+5
Level 72
Aug 22, 2018
What? His first name was Christopher.
+3
Level 77
May 22, 2021
You're all wrong, his name is Turk Turkleton.
+1
Level 33
May 23, 2021
Maybe they're all different people.
+3
Level 84
Nov 29, 2017
Turki is a very popular name in Saudi Arabia. But the name of the country in Arabic is Turkia. Turki translated to English would be Turkish... like Jason Statham's character in Snatch.
+2
Level 73
Nov 29, 2017
I wondered about Marshall and Solomon...
+6
Level 64
Oct 28, 2017
Gee, where's Democratic Republic of the Congo? For short we call him Dirk.
+16
Level 63
Nov 29, 2017
Dr. Congo, please
+3
Level 67
Nov 29, 2017
I 'm changing my name to Central African Republic.
+11
Level 58
Nov 29, 2017
If you insist, Car.
+1
Level 62
May 22, 2021
Carlos. Or Carmen if you are a girl.
+21
Level 71
Nov 29, 2017
We thought we were ahead of the curve by naming our daughter Federated States of Micronesia Smith, but there are like three of them at our day care. I should have just gone with my wife's suggestion of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
+2
Level 58
Nov 29, 2017
That, or Bosnia and Herzegovina Smith. I've found it to be pretty uncommon so far.
+2
Level 57
Nov 29, 2017
Malaysia? No f^&%$&*)g way....
+8
Level 87
Nov 29, 2017
Most surprising revelation from this is that how unpopular Chad is. Malaysia is two times more common than it.
+3
Level 84
Nov 29, 2017
The Chad was great.
+4
Level 58
Nov 29, 2017
What inspiration. I shall name a child Nauru Kyrgyzstan El Salvador Jones
+5
Level 59
Nov 29, 2017
I thought Equatorial Guinea would make the list. Or North Korea and South Korea - great if you have twins!
+11
Level 69
May 19, 2018
:/ You know one of them will grow up to be the evil twin.
+3
Level 64
Nov 29, 2017
Georgia, Jordan, Israel, and Chad are the only real names on this list.
+5
Level 51
Nov 29, 2017
I know a few Kenyas
+17
Level 24
Nov 16, 2018
Kenya introduce us?
+2
Level 67
May 16, 2021
Kenya was a character in The Hate U Give.
+2
Level 78
May 24, 2021
What makes one name more "real" than another?
+3
Level 45
Nov 29, 2017
No Cuba gooding Jr lol
+3
Level 69
Nov 29, 2017
Why Ireland? A child would have "Land" in their name ...
+4
Level 84
Nov 29, 2017
Like Martin Landau? Tom Holland? John Landis? Kathy Ireland? Lando Calrissian? If there's a rule against this, better tell someone.
+8
Level 69
May 16, 2021
All of those are last names though
+2
Level 61
May 23, 2021
I think Alec baldwin has a daughter named Ireland
+6
Level 72
Nov 29, 2017
Cuba Gooding Jr is very displeased
+3
Level 72
Aug 22, 2018
Hey, he didn't HAVE to do Norbit.
+1
Level 84
May 22, 2021
And Seychelles Gabrielle.... insanely beautiful actress with a prettier name than any of the people represented in the above quiz.
+1
Level 84
May 22, 2021
Cuba is listed on the source, which claims there are just over 100 people with the name alive in the United States in 2020. Seychelles is a name that not even 100 people have, if the source is accurate. America didn't show up on this list, either, but according to another page it was the 410th most popular name in the US in 2002.
+6
Level 68
Nov 29, 2017
I've met a few women named Mali here in Wales - it's a Welsh variation of Molly. Would be interesting to see which countries are commonly used as names in different countries around the world :)
+1
Level 33
Nov 29, 2017
Yeah...to name their child umm...Liechtenstein...
+5
Level 50
Nov 30, 2017
Who names their kid Malaysia?
+3
Level 38
Dec 1, 2017
Who the hell would call their child Ireland..?
+6
Level 58
Jun 25, 2018
Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland_Baldwin

+7
Level 60
Dec 1, 2017
Oh I'm disappointed that Djibouti wasn't on here
+1
Level 67
Dec 6, 2017
How many people guessed Nambia?😂
+9
Level 71
Sep 4, 2018
Since there's no country named Nambia, I'm guessing nobody?
+1
Level 63
Dec 12, 2017
I expected Papua New Guinea.
+2
Level 63
Dec 12, 2017
Kazahk Stan Smith?
+1
Level 63
Dec 12, 2017
Turkey?
+4
Level 38
May 22, 2021
Imagine calling your child Turkey
+1
Level 63
Dec 12, 2017
Doesn't Jay Z have a kid named North Korea?
+6
Level 71
Sep 4, 2018
You're confusing Jay-Z with Kanye. Please, for the love of all that is good and holy, never do that again.
+1
Level 78
Oct 29, 2018
AMEN!
+4
Level 37
Mar 16, 2018
Missed Ireland and Chad. Surprised China isn't there... I know several chinas (all female).
+1
Level 71
Sep 4, 2018
I think they're generally spelled "Chynna" though, e.g. Chynna Phillips.
+1
Level 69
May 19, 2018
Ireland crossed my mind for some reason, but I thought there's no way anyone would be called that. I'm kinda surprised that China and France did not make the list.
+2
Level 48
Oct 31, 2018
How did Jordan not cross my mind?

That being said, I know it's a name... just forgot it's a country xD

+7
Level 85
Dec 19, 2018
Because Georgia was on your mind?
+1
Level 76
Dec 20, 2018
All the Argentina's must be in Mexico or way south...
+2
Level 69
Sep 21, 2019
I so wanted Hungary to make this list. Just think of the resulting confusion. Who the heck names their kid Malaysia, though? Never would have guessed that.
+2
Level 62
Feb 10, 2020
IRELAND?????
+1
Level 53
May 22, 2021
Honestly, a really cool name. Considering it for my future children.
+3
Level 67
Mar 17, 2020
I know someone named Laos, who is from Malaysia, but sadly that name is not common enough to warrant the name on the quiz.
+1
Level 63
Apr 11, 2020
The term “baby name” is idiotic. It’s only a baby for a year or so
+1
Level 70
Jul 11, 2020
I can't imagine what it must be like to be named Israel in middle/high school. Bullies would probably have a field day with that name
+4
Level 73
May 16, 2021
It's a common name for Hispanic boys and I don't think it's considered unusual in their communities.
+17
Level 49
Sep 26, 2020
"Hi, I'm Mike."

"Mike for Michael?"

"No, for Federated States of Micronesia."

+2
Level 63
Jan 28, 2021
Ah yes.

'Hello little Malaysia!"

"Hi Ireland"

These poor children, probably bullied XD

+4
Level 53
Apr 22, 2021
how are more people named malaysia than chad
+1
Level 76
May 16, 2021
I'm pretty there are many people named Malaya (which is where I come from)!
+1
Level 52
May 16, 2021
My name is the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana Democratic People's Republic of Korea United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
+5
Level 62
May 16, 2021
My parents decided to go with a city name instead of a country one. However, they wanted to use the traditional name of the city in the language spoken there, so I'm named Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. That's only my given name, though. My last name is, in the same vein, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
+1
Level 76
May 16, 2021
Aaaarrgghhhhh... Just missed Italy!
+5
Level 75
May 16, 2021
First name "Cyprus" middle name "Is In Asia"
+1
Level 62
May 17, 2021
What is the last name?
+5
Level 60
May 22, 2021
Quizmaster
+1
Level 60
May 16, 2021
If I'll ever have twin kids, I'm gonna name them North Korea and South Korea
+4
Level 68
May 16, 2021
Funnyfact: here in Brazil, some years ago there was a soapopera with a family named after countries. The kids were called Israel, Italy, Afghanistan (!!) and Belgium. Their mother, if i'm not mistaken, was called Australia, and her siblings also had country names.

Tho, calling your children after countries is not common here. The only ones I remember to meet were Israel and Georgia. Brazilians are way more creative in this topic. Most of the names probably come from catholic religion, but we have lots of very creative and specific names that only exist here.

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Level 20
May 16, 2021
...I actually missed all of the ones I actually know people named (Georgia, Jordan, and India).
+3
Level 72
May 16, 2021
Who could forget Mali Ringwald.
+4
Level 62
May 17, 2021
There are literally people named Georgia and Taiwan in the room I am in right now, but I still missed them
+1
Level 84
May 22, 2021
What about America?
+1
Level 45
May 22, 2021
Now I'm thinking of countries that would make great names: Liberia, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican, Austria, Lesotho, Mali, Colombia, Argentina, Trinidad, Canada, Norway . . .
+1
Level 67
May 22, 2021
In my class, Jordan wasn't Muslim, Chad was definitely white, and Israel wasn't familiar with Hanukkah.
+2
Level 53
May 22, 2021
TANZANIA?!
+1
Level 38
May 22, 2021
Description: Names of popular US first names

Me: Sees 571

Me: They're not popular

+5
Level 45
May 22, 2021
I was going to change my name to an Italian island.. until someone said don’t be Sicily
+1
Level 54
May 22, 2021
I somehow got Tunisia....... but not Chad

And I know people with the name Chad

+1
Level 66
May 23, 2021
Mildly disappointed that "Bosnia and Herzegovina" isn't up there...
+1
Level 59
May 23, 2021
Tunisia!
+1
Level 58
May 23, 2021
In Poland first name for girls "Dominika" is quite popular and it`s identical to polish exonym of Dominica.
+1
Level 65
May 23, 2021
Nigeria???
+1
Level 55
May 25, 2021
At least the didn't choose the name of Nigeria's northern neighbor...
+2
Level 52
May 26, 2021
I was born Siam Ceylon Smith. Of course I had to legally change my name.

Signed-

Thailand Sri Lanka Smith

+1
Level 56
Jul 24, 2021
Would you rather be named France Ireland or X Æ A-Xii?
+1
Level 56
Aug 13, 2021
Chad
+1
Level 40
Nov 14, 2021
surprised Trinidad and tobago wasnt on the list since its a common name (trinidad) for spanish speakers
+1
Level 49
May 21, 2022
I know a Brazil
+1
Level 54
May 28, 2022
Imagine being named Chad