5 Most Common Last Names In Each Country And How To Say Them Correctly

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The Most Common Last Names In Your Country And How To Say Them Correctly



Itโ€™s no surprise that โ€˜Smithโ€˜ is the most common last name in the English-speaking world such as the US, UK, and Australia. But did you also know the most popular last names in Brazil, China, India, and other corners of the world?

No worries. Youโ€™ll find out in this blog!

We have asked people from 40+ different countries to intensively research for their countryโ€™s top 5 most common last names.

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In order to make this possible, we created a challenge to also collect their audios on how they pronounce those last names correctly.


Can you do some research on the most common last names in your country? It would also be interesting to hear how they are normally pronounced.

To do this task:

1. After your research, share to the group the top 5 most common last names in your country. Roman alphabets only.
2. Record an audio pronouncing those 5 last names. Make sure to pause a second in between last names just to emphasize each of them.
3. End your audio by saying something like โ€œThose are the 5 most common last names in my country. Iโ€™m (your name) from (your country.)โ€

Good luck everyone!

With 40+ nationalities participating in this challenge, here are the audios shared by each participant while saying the top 5 most common last names in their country. So get your earphones ready!

Let us know in the comment section below if we missed your country!

The 5 Most Common Last Names in Different Countries

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Most Common Surnames in Angola

    1. Silva
    2. Santos
    3. Fernandes
    4. Costa
    5. Domingos

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Most Common Surnames in Australia

    1. Smith
    2. Jones
    3. Williams
    4. Brown
    5. Wilson

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Most Common Surnames in Austria

    1. Wagner
    2. Gruber
    3. Winkler
    4. Weber
    5. Huber

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Most Common Surnames in Brazil

    1. Silva
    2. Santos
    3. Souza
    4. Oliveira
    5. Pereira

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Most Common Surnames in Chile

    1. Gonzรกlez
    2. Muรฑoz
    3. Rojas
    4. Dรญaz
    5. Perez

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Most Common Surnames in China

    1. Wang
    2. Li
    3. Zhang
    4. Liu
    5. Chen

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Most Common Surnames in Colombia

    1. Rodrรญguez
    2. Gรณmez
    3. Lรณpez
    4. Gonzรกlez
    5. Garcรญa

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Most Common Surnames in Costa Rica

    1. Vargas
    2. Jimenez
    3. Mora
    4. Rojas
    5. Gonzรกlez

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Most Common Surnames in Czech Republic

    1. Novรกk
    2. Svoboda
    3. Novotnรฝ
    4. Dvoล™รกk
    5. ฤŒernรฝ

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Most Common Surnames in Dominican Republic

    1. Rodrรญguez
    2. Pรฉrez
    3. Martรญnez
    4. Garcรญa
    5. Reyes

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Most Common Surnames in Egypt

    1. Ahmed
    2. Mohammed
    3. Mahmoud
    4. Islam
    5. Ali

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Most Common Surnames in France

    1. Martin
    2. Bernard
    3. Thomas
    4. Petit
    5. Robert

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Most Common Surnames in Germany

    1. Mรผller
    2. Schmidt
    3. Schneider
    4. Fischer
    5. Weber

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Most Common Surnames in Greece

    1. Papadopoulos
    2. Pappas
    3. Karayiannis
    4. Vlachos
    5. Ioannidis

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Most Common Surnames in Hungary

    1. Lรกszlรณ
    2. Istvรกn
    3. Jรณzsef
    4. Jรกnos
    5. Zoltรกn

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Most Common Surnames in India

    1. Kumar
    2. Lal
    3. Sharma
    4. Shan
    5. Jai

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Most Common Surnames in Indonesia

    1. Tambunan
    2. Naingolan
    3. Sitompul
    4. Hutapea
    5. Panjaitan

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Most Common Surnames in Iran

    1. Mohammadi
    2. Hosseini
    3. Ahmadi
    4. Rezaei
    5. Karimi

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Most Common Surnames in Iraq

    1. Rabiah
    2. Zobaid
    3. Alazza
    4. Aljbur
    5. Anaza / Aldulaim

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Most Common Surnames in Israel

    1. Cohen
    2. Levi
    3. Mizrakhi
    4. Peretz
    5. Biton

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Most Common Surnames in Italy

    1. Rossi
    2. Ferrari
    3. Russo
    4. Bianchi
    5. Romano

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Most Common Surnames in Mexico

    1. Hernรกndez
    2. Garcรญa
    3. Martรญnez
    4. Lรณpez
    5. Gonzรกlez

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Most Common Surnames in Norway

    1. Hansen
    2. Johansen
    3. Olsen
    4. Larsen
    5. Andersen

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Most Common Surnames in Pakistan

    1. Rajput
    2. Butt
    3. Bhatti
    4. Malik
    5. Chaudhary

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Most Common Surnames in Peru

    1. Quispe
    2. Flores
    3. Sรกnchez
    4. Garcรญa
    5. Rodriguez

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Most Common Surnames in the Philippines

    1. Santos
    2. Reyes
    3. Cruz
    4. Bautista
    5. Del Rosario

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Most Common Surnames in Poland

    1. Nowak
    2. Kowalski/Kowalska
    3. Wiล›niewski/Wiล›niewska
    4. Wรณjcik
    5. Kowalczyk

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Most Common Surnames in Russia

    1. Smirnov
    2. Ivanov
    3. Kuznetsov
    4. Popov
    5. Sokolov

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Most Common Surnames in South Africa

    1. Dlamini
    2. Nkosi
    3. Ndlovu
    4. Molefe
    5. Van Wyk

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Most Common Surnames in South Korea

    1. Kim (Gim)
    2. Lee (I or Yi)
    3. Park (Bak)
    4. Jung (Jeong)
    5. Choi (Choe)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Most Common Surnames in Spain

    1. Garcรญa
    2. Martรญnez
    3. Gonzรกlez
    4. Fernรกndez
    5. Lรณpez

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Most Common Surnames in Taiwan

    1. Li
    2. Wรกng
    3. Jhang
    4. Lioรบ
    5. Chรฉn

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Most Common Surnames in Tanzania

    1. Haji
    2. Lema
    3. Mangi
    4. Pallangyo
    5. Rweyemamu

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Most Common Surnames in Turkey

    1. Yฤฑlmaz
    2. Kaya
    3. Demir
    4. ร‡elik
    5. Yฤฑldฤฑrฤฑm

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Most Common Surnames in Ukraine

    1. Melnik
    2. Shevchenko
    3. Boiko
    4. Kovalenko
    5. Bondarenko

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Most Common Surnames in the United Kingdom

    1. Smith
    2. Jones
    3. Williams
    4. Taylor
    5. Davies

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Most Common Surnames in the United States

    1. Smith
    2. Johnson
    3. Williams
    4. Brown
    5. Jones

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Most Common Surnames in Vietnam

    1. Nguyแป…n
    2. Trแบงn
    3. Lรช
    4. Phแบกm
    5. Hoร ng

So there you have it! Thatโ€™s how you say the most common last names in different countries.

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  1. Marmalade

    that’s fun =) Problems come when the same name is written in different ways or the name you know is written in a very weird way. So do not be afraid to ask people to spell their names.

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