Names distinctive to Papua New Guinea

The list of names unique to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank


NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Sinamoi 100% 1.
2. Vagi 48% 2.
3. Kaupa 63% 4.
4. Morea 22% 3.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

Fiji 17%
New Zealand 16%
Australia 16%
Belize 16%
Barbados 15%
Trinidad and Tobago 14%
Saint Lucia 14%

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).