Most Common Surnames in Cameroon

Camerounians are proud of their rich cultural heritage, including their diverse range of surnames. In this article, we explore some of the most common last names found in Cameroon. From Bamenda to Yaoundé, there are countless variations that reflect the country's unique history, languages, and traditions. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of Camerounian family names.

Ranking Last Name Incidence Letters
1 Ngo 253551 3
2 Hamadou 210115 7
3 Bouba 154936 5
4 Oumarou 150549 7
5 Moussa 126334 6
6 Mohamadou 110315 9
7 Mahamat 100824 7
8 Adamou 87533 6
9 Ngono 86805 5
10 Kenfack 84539 7
11 Ahmadou 71796 7
12 Sali 66873 4
13 Kenne 65481 5
14 Haman 62313 5
15 Hamidou 61224 7
16 Aboubakar 61108 9
17 Abdoulaye 58251 9
18 Yaya 56309 4
19 Nana 55534 4
20 Alhadji 54117 7
21 Issa 51627 4
22 Kamgaing 50926 8
23 Ousmanou 50356 8
24 Amadou 48200 6
25 Kengne 48024 6
26 Mengue 45813 6
27 Abba 45430 4
28 Ali 44950 3
29 Nga 44431 3
30 Abdou 43495 5
31 Ibrahima 43257 8
32 Mamoudou 38736 8
33 Saidou 38293 6
34 Boukar 38262 6
35 Ngah 38124 4
36 Atangana 38056 8
37 Ibrahim 37366 7
38 Harouna 37068 7
39 Hassana 36898 7
40 Dongmo 36729 6
41 Manga 35136 5
42 Youssoufa 34594 9
43 Onana 34557 5
44 Yaouba 32344 6
45 Che 30020 3
46 Ndongo 29937 6
47 Mana 29556 4
48 Bello 28688 5
49 Aissatou 28085 8
50 Mai 27834 3
51 Ngong 27015 5
52 Mvondo 26950 6
53 Ndi 26626 3
54 Djibrilla 26338 9
55 Zra 26001 3
56 Mballa 25560 6
57 Mbah 25480 4
58 Souleymanou 25249 11
59 Asta 25158 4
60 Ze 25104 2
61 Ngwa 24794 4
62 Oumar 24588 5
63 Baba 24168 4
64 Abakar 23841 6
65 Fotso 23826 5
66 Madi 23784 4
67 Abdoul 23650 6
68 Amougou 23604 7
69 Simo 23019 4
70 Mbarga 22821 6
71 Mal 22724 3
72 Adoum 22669 5
73 Eyenga 22613 6
74 Nfor 21792 4
75 Essomba 21562 7
76 Ndjidda 21359 7
77 Kamdem 21206 6
78 Hadja 20891 5
79 Agbor 20789 5
80 Ngum 19775 4
81 Biloa 19493 5
82 Fouda 19325 5
83 Kum 19170 3
84 Fadimatou 19002 9
85 Tchinda 18949 7
86 Njoya 18938 5
87 Talla 18921 5
88 Nanga 18831 5
89 Souaibou 18672 8
90 Bih 18521 3
91 Tata 18514 4
92 Nsangou 18030 7
93 Djidda 17953 6
94 Mba 17748 3
95 Bakari 17745 6
96 Mbida 17586 5
97 Mvogo 17336 5
98 Belinga 17218 7
99 Magne 17206 5
100 Doudou 17096 6
101 Kamga 17000 5
102 Nji 16926 3
103 Ateba 16847 5
104 Daouda 16758 6
105 Mefire 16733 6
106 Noah 16705 4
107 Ayissi 16413 6
108 Boubakary 16367 9
109 Akono 16293 5
110 Donfack 16217 7
111 Owona 16137 5
112 Fanta 15779 5
113 Abomo 15741 5
114 Tsafack 15662 7
115 Mbang 15610 5
116 Enow 15581 4
117 Boubakari 15450 9
118 Kameni 15401 6
119 Bekono 15386 6
120 Etoundi 15214 7
121 Evina 15179 5
122 Seini 15167 5
123 Ntsama 15027 6
124 Ayuk 14968 4
125 Jean 14873 4
126 Abdouraman 14796 10
127 Tagne 14615 5
128 Hassan 14545 6
129 Sadou 14538 5
130 Nouhou 14471 6
131 Ndzie 14411 5
132 Itoe 14247 4
133 Ndam 14239 4
134 Oussoumanou 14211 11
135 Neba 14084 4
136 Aliou 13893 5
137 Mbong 13469 5
138 Lukong 13389 6
139 Haoua 13355 5
140 Garga 13304 5
141 Ousman 13267 6
142 Messina 13235 7
143 Dairou 13160 6
144 Deli 13107 4
145 Ada 13093 3
146 Iya 12996 3
147 Nzie 12988 4
148 Ondoua 12954 6
149 Kom 12938 3
150 Chia 12913 4
151 Ashu 12756 4
152 Alim 12681 4
153 Idrissa 12674 7
154 Eloundou 12481 8
155 Ndzana 12478 6
156 Fon 12334 3
157 Adam 12333 4
158 Tientcheu 12331 9
159 Mbala 12205 5
160 Essama 12148 6
161 Kana 12131 4
162 Nde 11981 3
163 Nafissatou 11947 10
164 Younoussa 11946 9
165 Nkolo 11939 5
166 Messi 11913 5
167 Akamba 11902 6
168 Alioum 11892 6
169 Ndong 11732 5
170 Lum 11675 3
171 Mamadou 11650 7
172 Aminatou 11649 8
173 Wandji 11622 6
174 Mamma 11592 5
175 Djoulde 11568 7
176 Roukayatou 11521 10
177 Shey 11487 4
178 Garba 11462 5
179 Nono 11445 4
180 Ngoh 11367 4
181 Malloum 11347 7
182 Tsague 11176 6
183 Adama 11130 5
184 Monkam 11055 6
185 Sakwe 10895 5
186 Momo 10875 4
187 Eyong 10853 5
188 Abanda 10820 6
189 Awono 10667 5
190 Ngeh 10658 4
191 Fru 10562 3
192 Djibrine 10541 8
193 Zeh 10527 3
194 Sanda 10521 5
195 Emmanuel 10480 8
196 Mamat 10400 5
197 Modou 10386 5
198 Delphine 10372 8
199 Wirba 10362 5
200 Mbia 10314 4
201 Ngoe 10270 4
202 Mahama 10243 6
203 Ambe 10141 4
204 Soh 10122 3
205 Mbe 10093 3
206 Nke 10049 3
207 Mendouga 10021 8
208 Ntolo 9992 5
209 Souley 9930 6
210 Yougouda 9929 8
211 Tabi 9893 4
212 Tize 9874 4
213 Balla 9832 5
214 Toumba 9805 6
215 Toukam 9772 6
216 Mbezele 9766 7
217 Kuate 9752 5
218 Zang 9746 4
219 Nguele 9727 6
220 Amina 9705 5
221 Mbouombouo 9660 10
222 Nguefack 9647 8
223 Habiba 9598 6
224 Joseph 9589 6
225 Olinga 9579 6
226 Pierre 9567 6
227 Ngon 9549 4
228 Vondou 9520 6
229 Awah 9507 4
230 Acha 9502 4
231 Chi 9491 3
232 Vandi 9478 5
233 Fokou 9393 5
234 Ambassa 9361 7
235 Fotsing 9357 7
236 Brahim 9353 6
237 Onguene 9334 7
238 Abeng 9320 5
239 Abou 9300 4
240 Meli 9284 4
241 Nkoa 9207 4
242 Ngassa 9199 6
243 Kengni 9176 6
244 Kenmogne 9145 8
245 Paul 9078 4
246 Bilounga 9062 8
247 Mohaman 9050 7
248 Didja 9043 5
249 Fai 9036 3
250 Bessala 9028 7
251 Assomo 8997 6
252 Adamu 8972 5
253 Nya 8932 3
254 Omgba 8902 5
255 Salihou 8898 7
256 Sama 8859 4
257 Bah 8832 3
258 Medjo 8813 5
259 Housseini 8744 9
260 Maffo 8720 5
261 Malla 8692 5
262 Abessolo 8661 8
263 Mbele 8639 5
264 Ella 8613 4
265 Kouam 8558 5
266 Ngongang 8554 8
267 Tatah 8514 5
268 Ako 8506 3
269 Melingui 8482 8
270 Samba 8473 5
271 Djuidje 8471 7
272 Owono 8463 5
273 Kuete 8457 5
274 Njikam 8415 6
275 Fongang 8372 7
276 Enyegue 8355 7
277 Kome 8333 4
278 Ngounou 8329 7
279 Douanla 8296 7
280 Saibou 8287 6
281 Inna 8245 4
282 Sale 8219 4
283 Nnanga 8205 6
284 Kamgang 8166 7
285 Menye 8115 5
286 Ngala 8111 5
287 Gambo 8111 5
288 Tanyi 8102 5
289 Bela 8097 4
290 Siddi 8020 5
291 Nnomo 8001 5
292 Hammadou 8000 8
293 Dang 7964 4
294 Zourmba 7962 7
295 Daniel 7941 6
296 Ondoa 7913 5
297 Ojong 7856 5
298 Ewane 7848 5
299 Teri 7814 4
300 Moustapha 7804 9
301 Suh 7795 3
302 Mendomo 7785 7
303 Oumate 7766 6
304 Tambe 7736 5
305 Idrissou 7735 8
306 Abang 7721 5
307 Nyangono 7700 8
308 Egbe 7697 4
309 Saliou 7696 6
310 Ndo 7693 3
311 Hawa 7672 4
312 Fuh 7671 3
313 Zanga 7643 5
314 Tonye 7595 5
315 Abena 7580 5
316 Mandou 7528 6
317 Kouvou 7519 6
318 Dada 7496 4
319 Mbeng 7488 5
320 Essono 7474 6
321 Anaba 7473 5
322 Besong 7464 6
323 Nomo 7455 4
324 Rougayatou 7435 10
325 Babba 7425 5
326 Tsala 7423 5
327 Bengono 7409 7
328 Djomo 7365 5
329 Aminou 7364 6
330 Oyono 7362 5
331 Warda 7334 5
332 Ousmaila 7323 8
333 Fosso 7323 5
334 Halidou 7307 7
335 Zambo 7283 5
336 Dahirou 7279 7
337 Mouliom 7272 7
338 Mfout 7271 5
339 Wamba 7269 5
340 Odette 7269 6
341 Ndengue 7267 7
342 Mouhamadou 7265 10
343 Bana 7233 4
344 David 7224 5
345 Tah 7222 3
346 Ngoungoure 7217 10
347 Youmbi 7207 6
348 Nassourou 7197 9
349 Ndifon 7152 6
350 Obama 7141 5
351 Zoua 7135 4
352 Ngwe 7126 4
353 Fadi 7125 4
354 Tene 7083 4
355 Eba 7074 3
356 Mukete 7049 6
357 Nanfack 7030 7
358 Andre 7021 5
359 Ndzi 7015 4
360 Mbassi 6955 6
361 Tabe 6942 4
362 Obam 6893 4
363 Fopa 6867 4
364 Kenmoe 6860 6
365 Mfouapon 6839 8
366 Beyala 6818 6
367 Nchang 6810 6
368 Ndoh 6781 4
369 Nformi 6776 6
370 Kudi 6765 4
371 Bache 6728 5
372 Nanje 6689 5
373 Ousseini 6675 8
374 Abbo 6675 4
375 Mbakop 6665 6
376 Mbazoa 6643 6
377 Achu 6642 4
378 Mairama 6637 7
379 Kamto 6592 5
380 Bahane 6583 6
381 Arrey 6572 5
382 Abega 6554 5
383 Ndifor 6554 6
384 Samuel 6524 6
385 Ihimbru 6510 7
386 Lontsi 6497 6
387 Abe 6477 3
388 Andela 6449 6
389 Njoh 6426 4
390 Tchoffo 6418 7
391 Ngam 6413 4
392 Fokam 6382 5
393 Ngoran 6372 6
394 Takam 6345 5
395 Siewe 6338 5
396 Kodji 6323 5
397 Ngu 6301 3
398 Edoa 6264 4
399 Ekani 6262 5
400 Neh 6255 3
401 Hessana 6244 7
402 Ndoumbe 6223 7
403 Sirri 6208 5
404 Epie 6204 4
405 Tankeu 6168 6
406 Ntyam 6164 5
407 Mani 6162 4
408 Zangue 6138 6
409 Diddi 6095 5
410 Kongne 6063 6
411 Temgoua 6038 7
412 Mbuh 6022 4
413 Shu 6015 3
414 Nkou 6014 4
415 Musa 6013 4
416 Ango 5995 4
417 Noubissi 5989 8
418 Tizi 5984 4
419 Gondji 5977 6
420 Ebong 5944 5
421 Zoa 5935 3
422 Wafo 5914 4
423 Megne 5891 5
424 Ndjock 5882 6
425 Okala 5880 5
426 Djoumessi 5878 9
427 Taku 5837 4
428 Ngassam 5835 7
429 Koagne 5823 6
430 Feudjio 5794 7
431 Elangwe 5793 7
432 Sini 5772 4
433 Tita 5759 4
434 Embolo 5722 6
435 Mbock 5702 5
436 Massa 5700 5
437 Towo 5683 4
438 Mbo 5670 3
439 Oben 5651 4
440 Salamatou 5643 9
441 Ebai 5637 4
442 Bissa 5632 5
443 Wassa 5618 5
444 Chin 5614 4
445 Ebode 5590 5
446 Mbi 5576 3
447 Kari 5537 4
448 Njapndounke 5521 11
449 Nlend 5501 5
450 Mouafo 5493 6
451 Enama 5466 5
452 Mbu 5458 3
453 Ngang 5423 5
454 Nkeng 5421 5
455 Mekongo 5417 7
456 Atanga 5416 6
457 Abdoullahi 5410 10
458 Eteme 5404 5
459 Aboukar 5395 7
460 Fonkou 5376 6
461 Goni 5370 4
462 Mairamou 5363 8
463 Wirngo 5352 6
464 Ousmane 5327 7
465 Gadji 5318 5
466 Mah 5297 3
467 Abdoulahi 5281 9
468 Nna 5260 3
469 Njike 5245 5
470 Martin 5244 6
471 Bokwe 5240 5
472 Tchakounte 5232 10
473 Yong 5223 4
474 Ambomo 5216 6
475 Ottou 5195 5
476 Hamadjoda 5181 9
477 Demanou 5170 7
478 Minko 5162 5
479 Lobe 5157 4
480 Alh 5153 3
481 Pokam 5152 5
482 Meka 5140 4
483 Maimouna 5137 8
484 Foe 5127 3
485 Ondobo 5120 6
486 Tsimi 5114 5
487 Bilkissou 5110 9
488 Ebogo 5094 5
489 Djamila 5092 7
490 Ngue 5079 4
491 Fogang 5071 6
492 Ramat 5058 5
493 Wirnkar 5043 7
494 Elong 5040 5
495 Nkwain 5028 6
496 Mofor 5016 5
497 Nama 4993 4
498 Dawai 4977 5
499 Albert 4973 6
500 Balkissou 4960 9
501 Meh 4950 3
502 Bella 4944 5
503 Foka 4943 4
504 Doko 4940 4
505 Sawalda 4928 7
506 Ebene 4927 5
507 Mounchili 4925 9
508 Belibi 4922 6
509 Akoa 4919 4
510 Oumoul 4898 6
511 Kombo 4895 5
512 Bakary 4881 6
513 Tsanga 4868 6
514 Bayiha 4864 6
515 Sah 4838 3
516 Bode 4832 4
517 Tsogo 4823 5
518 Kimbi 4809 5
519 Aba 4808 3
520 Zobo 4794 4
521 Yuh 4783 3
522 Dadda 4759 5
523 Akum 4757 4
524 Deffo 4728 5
525 Made 4724 4
526 Mafo 4722 4
527 Abada 4720 5
528 Tanga 4720 5
529 Maliki 4715 6
530 Hamza 4683 5
531 Toh 4680 3
532 Ngoutane 4670 8
533 Victorine 4647 9
534 Sambo 4644 5
535 Nang 4644 4
536 Yadji 4634 5
537 Mendo 4621 5
538 Lema 4600 4
539 Konai 4593 5
540 Bell 4586 4
541 Dassi 4580 5
542 Tsamo 4571 5
543 Wirsiy 4571 6
544 Zebaze 4569 6
545 Njang 4566 5
546 Muluh 4562 5
547 Ganava 4560 6
548 Ndanga 4554 6
549 Penda 4534 5
550 Ebot 4532 4
551 Akwo 4519 4
552 Beng 4516 4
553 Robert 4515 6
554 Sen 4503 3
555 Missa 4490 5
556 Mboh 4487 4
557 Obono 4484 5
558 Ngameni 4483 7
559 Ngoufack 4482 8
560 Tongou 4475 6
561 Etoa 4462 4
562 Didi 4460 4
563 Abdouramane 4458 11
564 Bekolo 4456 6
565 Njong 4455 5
566 Sonfack 4442 7
567 Bayang 4433 6
568 Barka 4417 5
569 Dama 4412 4
570 Signe 4405 5
571 Tiku 4403 4
572 Simon 4402 5
573 Tchana 4399 6
574 Essengue 4389 8
575 Ayang 4384 5
576 Tang 4376 4
577 Hadidja 4366 7
578 Messomo 4357 7
579 Noubissie 4354 9
580 Nah 4348 3
581 Abah 4328 4
582 Biwole 4314 6
583 Ndah 4280 4
584 Afana 4276 5
585 Blama 4272 5
586 Zogo 4270 4
587 Mvodo 4254 5
588 Mimche 4250 6
589 Effa 4234 4
590 Assana 4231 6
591 Ndeh 4220 4
592 Etongwe 4212 7
593 Eyinga 4190 6
594 Happi 4189 5
595 Koda 4176 4
596 Andong 4175 6
597 Tao 4169 3
598 Ngwang 4156 6
599 Mbeh 4153 4
600 Hapsatou 4153 8
601 Ful 4153 3
602 Kouotou 4149 7
603 Mbella 4145 6
604 Nkodo 4134 5
605 Molo 4132 4
606 Cho 4131 3
607 Nkongho 4120 7
608 Essola 4111 6
609 Mboe 4104 4
610 Mfegue 4102 6
611 Tala 4090 4
612 Kang 4087 4
613 Ngando 4086 6
614 Aoudou 4056 6
615 Mokube 4053 6
616 Nchinda 4050 7
617 Bakam 4047 5
618 Todou 4044 5
619 Ndeme 4040 5
620 Manfouo 4037 7
621 Kah 4034 3
622 Mbongo 4019 6
623 Ngoune 4013 6
624 Tchatchouang 4004 12
625 Assen 4002 5
626 Edimo 3998 5
627 Elanga 3998 6
628 Tsoungui 3988 8
629 Namondo 3986 7
630 Djara 3984 5
631 Manyi 3983 5
632 Wabo 3983 4
633 Assako 3983 6
634 Tamo 3982 4
635 Bobbo 3975 5
636 Adda 3967 4
637 Emma 3954 4
638 Edima 3952 5
639 Djoko 3946 5
640 Atem 3945 4
641 Ntonga 3938 6
642 Etong 3934 5
643 Nsom 3927 4
644 Djanabou 3924 8
645 Tchamba 3923 7
646 Matakon 3918 7
647 Bebbe 3889 5
648 Diffo 3887 5
649 Fomekong 3884 8
650 Saha 3879 4
651 Abouna 3875 6
652 Ateh 3875 4
653 Tume 3863 4
654 Kamwa 3860 5
655 Kenmegne 3859 8
656 Samira 3853 6
657 Nyamsi 3851 6
658 Bikie 3836 5
659 Nyemb 3827 5
660 Chu 3826 3
661 Manjia 3816 6
662 Njie 3799 4
663 Mandeng 3788 7
664 Nyobe 3788 5
665 Bilong 3782 6
666 Bodo 3781 4
667 Ndip 3778 4
668 Magni 3766 5
669 Zibi 3762 4
670 Asse 3757 4
671 Mambo 3748 5
672 Bong 3737 4
673 Angeline 3736 8
674 Koulagna 3726 8
675 Toukour 3722 7
676 Ndzengue 3717 8
677 Tiwa 3714 4
678 Hama 3704 4
679 Ongono 3696 6
680 Halima 3693 6
681 Mbango 3691 6
682 Eyebe 3689 5
683 Fifen 3688 5
684 Obi 3680 3
685 Tchatchoua 3677 10
686 Song 3665 4
687 Doh 3655 3
688 Ngbwa 3655 5
689 Ngoa 3655 4
690 Kamdoum 3654 7
691 Isseini 3654 7
692 Ndum 3654 4
693 Bebe 3640 4
694 Achuo 3633 5
695 Mongo 3630 5
696 Koa 3622 3
697 Bobo 3610 4
698 Bomba 3606 5
699 Ahanda 3604 6
700 Etta 3600 4
701 Nguemo 3600 6
702 Hayatou 3599 7
703 Mohamed 3598 7
704 Sone 3584 4
705 Penn 3581 4
706 Ebah 3577 4
707 Nenne 3568 5
708 Ndjana 3566 6
709 Kingue 3562 6
710 Nafissa 3558 7
711 Halimatou 3549 9
712 Monthe 3546 6
713 Kouna 3543 5
714 Nkoulou 3532 7
715 Nyah 3531 4
716 Koi 3521 3
717 Nyam 3516 4
718 Kamba 3502 5
719 Defo 3499 4
720 Sadjo 3497 5
721 Buba 3493 4
722 Saleh 3493 5
723 Abia 3492 4
724 Anye 3487 4
725 Ntang 3483 5
726 Ismaila 3482 7
727 Nembot 3482 6
728 Yanoussa 3474 8
729 Manka 3469 5
730 Kanyimi 3461 7
731 Bisso 3451 5
732 Bilo'o 3449 6
733 Mayo 3440 4
734 Tcheutchoua 3436 11
735 Abdoulkarim 3431 11
736 Djamilatou 3431 10
737 Liman 3416 5
738 Bidias 3412 6
739 Tantoh 3407 6
740 Gilbert 3407 7
741 Bidzogo 3405 7
742 Foko 3401 4
743 Djouka 3393 6
744 Massai 3391 6
745 Mbole 3391 5
746 Meyong 3382 6
747 Nche 3375 4
748 Mokam 3366 5
749 Abali 3364 5
750 Yemeli 3361 6
751 Tamba 3345 5
752 Eveline 3345 7
753 Gabriel 3343 7
754 Lele 3339 4
755 Ngansop 3335 7
756 Nkoumou 3330 7
757 Nkwenti 3327 7
758 Tchideme 3325 8
759 Fonyuy 3320 6
760 Konga 3316 5
761 Beatrice 3310 8
762 Tchikoua 3304 8
763 Njiki 3302 5
764 Aladji 3299 6
765 Ebanda 3299 6
766 Ndomo 3296 5
767 Abo 3294 3
768 Ondo 3292 4
769 Ndedi 3291 5
770 Pemboura 3289 8
771 Assan 3285 5
772 Ndoum 3280 5
773 Nyebe 3278 5
774 Djam 3277 4
775 Ela 3268 3
776 Celestine 3267 9
777 Takou 3261 5
778 Kitio 3261 5
779 Essome 3257 6
780 Chantal 3251 7
781 Amah 3250 4
782 Abossolo 3250 8
783 Tchapda 3249 7
784 Djoufack 3248 8
785 Nguepi 3244 6
786 Frida 3242 5
787 Ndinga 3237 6
788 Tina 3216 4
789 Akam 3213 4
790 Tem 3207 3
791 Mala 3205 4
792 Oumara 3203 6
793 Fossi 3203 5
794 Kongnyuy 3201 8
795 Tchoumi 3200 7
796 Mveng 3199 5
797 Ebongue 3198 7
798 Thomas 3198 6
799 Oteh 3194 4
800 Moukam 3186 6
801 Etoga 3183 5
802 Mvuh 3182 4
803 Njume 3176 5
804 Nguimfack 3175 9
805 Mbinkar 3172 7
806 Yonga 3172 5
807 Ananga 3158 6
808 Ebolo 3156 5
809 Voundi 3155 6
810 Amba 3154 4
811 Elomo 3154 5
812 Kogne 3153 5
813 Kuetche 3151 7
814 Djingui 3147 7
815 Avomo 3147 5
816 Djoukouo 3146 8
817 Manda 3142 5
818 Nguini 3141 6
819 Djoumba 3136 7
820 Ahmat 3136 5
821 Yakoubou 3131 8
822 Demgne 3130 6
823 Elhadji 3128 7
824 Kwedi 3126 5
825 Njei 3125 4
826 Ngek 3124 4
827 Hadjaratou 3123 10
828 Viche 3113 5
829 Meyo 3109 4
830 Njock 3108 5
831 Bachirou 3108 8
832 Yiagnigni 3106 9
833 Mvomo 3102 5
834 Medi 3100 4
835 Bala 3091 4
836 Kinyuy 3081 6
837 Ekoto 3076 5
838 Marie 3075 5
839 Oum 3061 3
840 Essame 3060 6
841 Ebanga 3059 6
842 Alima 3056 5
843 Kalda 3050 5
844 Nene 3045 4
845 Noa 3043 3
846 Essiane 3040 7
847 Atsama 3033 6
848 Messanga 3029 8
849 Dieudonne 3017 9
850 Chetima 3017 7
851 Nkengafac 3009 9
852 Tabot 3006 5
853 Ruth 2999 4
854 Ngankam 2996 7
855 Khan 2995 4
856 Nyangon 2992 7
857 Justin 2991 6
858 Enanga 2985 6
859 Houma 2982 5
860 Temfack 2981 7
861 Kpoumie 2977 7
862 Ymele 2977 5
863 Mama 2976 4
864 Tamfu 2972 5
865 Angoula 2971 7
866 Ngole 2967 5
867 Wandala 2958 7
868 Meke 2952 4
869 Ongolo 2951 6
870 Masso 2947 5
871 Zara 2945 4
872 Boyomo 2944 6
873 Justine 2944 7
874 Tige 2944 4
875 Mang 2943 4
876 Tchaptchet 2942 10
877 Ngako 2935 5
878 Zeufack 2935 7
879 Niba 2933 4
880 Michel 2932 6
881 Sime 2931 4
882 Enongene 2929 8
883 Francois 2925 8
884 Ebelle 2924 6
885 Djuissi 2923 7
886 Tchuente 2920 8
887 Kamta 2918 5
888 Mande 2914 5
889 Bate 2908 4
890 Afane 2899 5
891 Waffo 2896 5
892 Amana 2895 5
893 Tom 2891 3
894 Mathieu 2888 7
895 Belle 2887 5
896 Jong 2887 4
897 Minda 2885 5
898 Kitikil 2881 7
899 Nchare 2881 6
900 Esso 2869 4
901 Lowe 2868 4
902 Akoumba 2867 7
903 Fang 2861 4
904 Monde 2859 5
905 Ngomo 2855 5
906 Tchuisseu 2854 9
907 Ayong 2851 5
908 Mbono 2849 5
909 Mua 2847 3
910 Tchari 2834 6
911 Mbolo 2828 5
912 Bichara 2825 7
913 Nguetsop 2822 8
914 Yonta 2812 5
915 Taiwe 2810 5
916 Edou 2806 4
917 Takang 2801 6
918 Yerima 2800 6
919 Tonfack 2800 7
920 Mapon 2799 5
921 Mbita 2798 5
922 Babila 2792 6
923 Ndome 2789 5
924 Souadatou 2788 9
925 Farikou 2787 7
926 Mohammadou 2787 10
927 Sop 2783 3
928 Salatou 2781 7
929 Aretouyap 2781 9
930 Mbom 2781 4
931 Aboh 2779 4
932 Engoulou 2777 8
933 Kue 2777 3
934 Djouma 2776 6
935 Chimi 2774 5
936 Ladi 2773 4
937 Menounga 2773 8
938 Asong 2769 5
939 Ndze 2768 4
940 Azah 2759 4
941 Ngalle 2757 6
942 Ebale 2755 5
943 Pascal 2754 6
944 Ngo tonye 2753 9
945 Solange 2753 7
946 Ekassi 2751 6
947 Nsoh 2751 4
948 Walla 2751 5
949 Etame 2749 5
950 Wang 2747 4
951 Meffo 2747 5
952 Djonga 2746 6
953 Akwa 2742 4
954 Tchio 2741 5
955 Essimi 2739 6
956 Atabong 2737 7
957 Ngome 2736 5
958 Abdu 2734 4
959 Engolo 2734 6
960 Koulou 2731 6
961 Njifon 2727 6
962 Umaru 2727 5
963 Ngatchou 2724 8
964 Ewang 2722 5
965 Wayang 2720 6
966 Eboutou 2719 7
967 Gladys 2718 6
968 Mbede 2714 5
969 Tonga 2714 5
970 Mami 2713 4
971 Minkoulou 2712 9
972 Youssouf 2711 8
973 Motale 2710 6
974 Kossenda 2708 8
975 Kounou 2707 6
976 Kemajou 2703 7
977 Yossa 2703 5
978 Aboubakari 2703 10
979 Simeu 2697 5
980 Bidja 2695 5
981 Eboa 2693 4
982 Fogue 2691 5
983 Atta 2689 4
984 Fankam 2688 6
985 Angue 2687 5
986 Kedi 2686 4
987 Akem 2678 4
988 Makon 2676 5
989 Mfoumou 2674 7
990 Biya 2673 4
991 Ngouh 2670 5
992 Ongum 2669 5
993 Orock 2666 5
994 Temwa 2666 5
995 Eta 2664 3
996 Ntoh 2664 4
997 Soumai 2663 6
998 Mandari 2662 7
999 Matip 2662 5
1000 Mebenga 2654 7

The Most Common Surnames in Cameroon: Introduction

Cameroon is a country in Central Africa known for its cultural diversity, beautiful landscapes, and unique wildlife. Its population is estimated at around 26 million, with over 250 different ethnic groups. This diversity is reflected in the surnames of its people, which vary depending on the region, language, and historical background.

History of Surnames in Cameroon

The use of surnames in Cameroon can be traced back to the colonial era, when European powers forced the adoption of Western naming conventions. Prior to that, people in Cameroon used first names only, and family ties were determined by lineage and clan affiliations.

Since then, surnames have become an important part of Cameroonian identity, representing one's family, community, and often, profession or social status. The most common surnames in Cameroon reflect this diversity and illustrate the country's complex history.

The Most Common Surnames in Cameroon

According to recent data, the most common surnames in Cameroon are: Ndjock, Mbeng, Nkoulou, Ngassa, Tchinda, Kenmogne, Moussa, Eto'o, Kamga, and Ngamaleu.

These surnames are prevalent across different regions and ethnic groups, but they may have different meanings or origins. For example, Ndjock is a Bantu name that means one who delivers, while Mbeng is a name associated with the Beti tribe and means the one who comes from the mountains.

What Surnames Tell Us About Cameroonian Culture

Cameroonian surnames represent a rich tapestry of culture, history, language, and society. They reflect the country's diverse ethnic groups and linguistic heritage, as well as its colonial past and present-day challenges.

Moreover, surnames in Cameroon often reveal the importance of family, community, and tradition. They serve as a link between generations and a reminder of one's roots and identity.

The Significance of Surnames in Cameroon Today

Despite the importance of surnames in Cameroon, some people are calling for a re-evaluation of their role in society. Some argue that surnames can perpetuate inequalities and discrimination based on social status or ethnicity.

Others believe that surnames should be combined with first names to reflect a person's individuality and avoid confusion, especially in the age of globalization and digital communication.

These debates may reflect broader issues of identity and social change in Cameroon, but they also highlight the enduring significance of surnames in shaping who we are and how we are perceived by others.

Conclusion

Cameroonian surnames are a reflection of the country's rich cultural heritage, diversity, and complex history. Whether you are a Nkoulou or a Ngassa, a Tchinda or a Kenmogne, your surname tells a story of family, community, and tradition that is unique to Cameroon.

As Cameroon continues to evolve in the 21st century, so too will the significance of surnames in shaping the country's identity and future.