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The Most Common Surname/Last Name In Each African Country

On the African continent, as on the others, some names are shared by millions of people. Country by country. This article seeks to give the most common surnames in Africa in 2021. The source of this ranking is by Netcredit and some data from Wikipedia.

1. Kenya In this country, the most common last name is: Mwangi. This name means "rapid expansion" in Kikuyu, Kenya.

2. NigeriaIbrahim is the common surname in Nigeria. Ibrahim is an Arabic form of Abraham, which is from the Hebrew avhamon, meaning "father of many".

3. Ghana Mensah is a Ghanaian Surname. According to Wikipedia and Netcredit, It is the most common surname in Ghana, with one in 55 people having this name. There is a Mensah in every tribe in Ghana. Mensah literally means third (3rd) born male. Due to it's popularity, there is an adage which goes as "efie biara Mensah w) mu". This translates as there is Mensah in every house.

4. Togo Lawson is the common surname in this country. The name Lawson is primarily a male name of English origin that means Son Of Lawrence.

5. Liberia Kollie is the most popular surname in this country. According to the people of Liberia, Kollie means the strength of a lion.

6. Burkina Faso Quedraogo which means Stallion is the most common surname in the above country.

7. Libya Ali is the popular surname here. It means high", "elevated" or "champion.

8. Guinea Diallo is the common surname in here.The name originates from the Fula ethnic tribe, one of the biggest tribes of West Africa and Sahel. The meaning of Diallo is 'bold

9. Senegal Ndiaye which means Lion is the most popular surname in this country.

10. Mali Traore which means "the called ones" is the most popular surname name in Mali.

11. SUDAN: Ahmed

12. DJIBOUTI: Mohamed

13. ESWATINI: Dlamini

14. MOROCCO: Alaoui

15. ALGERIA: Saidi

16. BOTSWANA: Molefe

17. BURUNDI: Nkurunziza

18. MADAGASCAR: Rakotomalala

19. UGANDA: Akello

20. NAMIBIA: Johannes

21. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: Ilunga

22. COMOROS: Mohamed

23. CAPE VERDE: Lopes

24. EGYPT: Mohamed

25. ANGOLA: Manuel

26. ZAMBIA: Phiri

27. CAMEROON: Ngo

28. SOUTH SUDAN: Deng

29. NIGER: Abdou

30. RWANDA: Uwimana

31. SIERRA LEONE: Kamare

32. TUNISIA: Trabelsi

33. CHAD: Mahamat

34. TANZANIA: Juma

35. BENIN: Bio

36.SOUTH AFRICA: Ncosi

37. ETHIOPIA: Tesfaye

38. CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE: Ngoma

39. LESOTHO: Mohapi

40. MALAWI: Banda

41. MOZAMBIQUE: Langa

42. IVORY COAST: Kone

43. SEYCHELLES: Hoareau

44. ZIMBABWE: Moyo

45. GABON: Ndong

46. MAURITIUS: Beeharry

47. ERITREA: Ali

48. GUINEA-BISSAU: Gomes

49. SOMALIA: Ali

50. EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Nguema


Sources:1. https://www.netcredit.com/

2. https://mymodernmet.com/most-common-surnames-map/

3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensah_(surname)

4. https://www.babynology.com/name/ndiaye-m.html

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