Mali Surnames

If you're here, it's because you've decided to look up the 250 most common surnames in Mali. Surely you've heard of some Malinese surnames, but you may be surprised to see surnames in this list that you didn't know were so common in a country like Mali. In this list we have totally updated statistical information about the most common surnames among Malineses, so if you are looking for information about whether your surname would stand out in Mali, we warn you that if it is not in this list, yes, your surname would be something uncommon in Malinese lands . However, if your surname appears among these 250 surnames, we are afraid that you will have to stand out for other qualities, as you will be quite common as far as surnames for Malineses are concerned

The most common Malinese surnames

  1. Traore (1388336)
  2. Coulibaly (1206406)
  3. Diarra (864634)
  4. Dembele (614505)
  5. Diallo (536748)
  6. Kone (491669)
  7. Keita (444394)
  8. Sidibe (390468)
  9. Toure (372772)
  10. Doumbia (347197)
  11. Diakite (328274)
  12. Cisse (310966)
  13. Maiga (309997)
  14. Konate (277771)
  15. Samake (272539)
  16. Sangare (265629)
  17. Sissoko (263692)
  18. Sanogo (260785)
  19. Camara (218031)
  20. Guindo (168496)
  21. Fofana (139305)
  22. Sacko (123870)
  23. Bagayoko (121222)
  24. Sylla (119026)
  25. Diawara (117670)
  26. Keïta (115388)
  27. Berthe (114570)
  28. Togo (113020)
  29. Diabate (108047)
  30. Kante (104043)
  31. Tangara (100426)
  32. Dao (97843)
  33. Togola (97391)
  34. Dicko (94743)
  35. Goïta (92284)
  36. Haidara (88220)
  37. Ouattara (86412)
  38. Ballo (81697)
  39. Sow (81439)
  40. Bah (78081)
  41. Kane (76660)
  42. Tounkara (76337)
  43. Mariko (73754)
  44. Doucoure (72979)
  45. Malle (68651)
  46. Daou (64777)
  47. Sogoba (63115)
  48. Fomba (62581)
  49. Bouare (58060)
  50. Fane (57802)
  51. Kouyate (57350)
  52. Diaby (55606)
  53. Maïga (55306)
  54. Drame (54637)
  55. Sagara (50697)
  56. Kamissoko (50310)
  57. Djire (50116)
  58. Câmara (49756)
  59. N'diaye (47046)
  60. Konare (46177)
  61. Barry (44239)
  62. Bengaly (41625)
  63. Koita (41010)
  64. Bamba (40816)
  65. Niare (39718)
  66. Dolo (39589)
  67. Sogodogo (36914)
  68. Kanoute (36425)
  69. Bocoum (36204)
  70. Soumare (35973)
  71. Bathily (35779)
  72. Thera (35365)
  73. Kamate (35236)
  74. Ba (35133)
  75. Ouologuem (33106)
  76. Yattara (31235)
  77. Sy (30871)
  78. Kouma (30612)
  79. Kodio (30267)
  80. Traoré (30138)
  81. Simpara (29750)
  82. Tamboura (29514)
  83. Dabo (28804)
  84. Bagayogo (28610)
  85. Kassogue (28589)
  86. Dakouo (27492)
  87. Goita (27363)
  88. Haïdara (26459)
  89. Douyon (26350)
  90. Poudiougo (26072)
  91. Sanou (25639)
  92. Diop (25510)
  93. Thiam (24800)
  94. Diamoutene (24588)
  95. Ongoiba (23491)
  96. Dia (23314)
  97. Tall (23121)
  98. Mohamed (23056)
  99. Magassa (22862)
  100. Yalcouye (22264)
  101. Diane (22152)
  102. Siby (20860)
  103. Cissouma (20845)
  104. Tembely (20716)
  105. Macalou (19439)
  106. Tolo (19439)
  107. Konta (19052)
  108. Mounkoro (18844)
  109. Djiguiba (18134)
  110. Koumare (17747)
  111. Marico (17437)
  112. Coumare (17166)
  113. Tessougue (17102)
  114. Dara (16921)
  115. Kassambara (16908)
  116. Cissoko (16856)
  117. Konte (16856)
  118. Kebe (16598)
  119. Thiero (16198)
  120. Niambele (16134)
  121. Saye (16017)
  122. Dougnon (15746)
  123. Ibrahim (15629)
  124. Karembe (15553)
  125. Arama (15242)
  126. Abdoulaye (15177)
  127. Koïta (15101)
  128. Sinayoko (15048)
  129. Nimaga (14660)
  130. Niang (14531)
  131. Magassouba (13885)
  132. Bore (13885)
  133. Touré (13875)
  134. Wague (13821)
  135. Ly (13692)
  136. Ouedraogo (13369)
  137. Sall (12917)
  138. Koné (12713)
  139. Ndiaye (12594)
  140. Doumbo (12520)
  141. Tapily (12455)
  142. Niangaly (12455)
  143. Teme (12391)
  144. Soumaoro (11883)
  145. Niakate (11754)
  146. Traor (11745)
  147. Moussa (11689)
  148. Kansaye (11358)
  149. Baby (11302)
  150. Diassana (11229)
  151. Sidibé (11229)
  152. Soumano (11164)
  153. Boire (10979)
  154. Diakité (10971)
  155. Gakou (10914)
  156. Mahamane (10842)
  157. Danioko (10785)
  158. Dembélé (10713)
  159. Nantoume (10648)
  160. Baradji (10519)
  161. Cissé (10519)
  162. Alassane (10462)
  163. Samassekou (10455)
  164. Sountoura (10455)
  165. Dissa (10455)
  166. Dansoko (10075)
  167. Soukouna (10075)
  168. Tandia (10075)
  169. Sogore (10067)
  170. Kaba (9946)
  171. Gassama (9558)
  172. Senou (9422)
  173. Telly (9365)
  174. Goro (9171)
  175. Kanta (9171)
  176. Yattassaye (9099)
  177. Makadji (9035)
  178. Niangadou (8841)
  179. Samassa (8654)
  180. Ouedrago (8583)
  181. Dagnoko (8519)
  182. Tambadou (8396)
  183. Fadiga (8396)
  184. Guirou (8389)
  185. Sawadogo (8331)
  186. Oumar (8267)
  187. Tigana (8260)
  188. Sangho (8196)
  189. Kontao (8067)
  190. Dagnon (8008)
  191. Poudiougou (7938)
  192. Diagouraga (7815)
  193. Perou (7815)
  194. Ousmane (7815)
  195. Dabou (7809)
  196. Minta (7750)
  197. Sankare (7750)
  198. Drabo (7744)
  199. Djimde (7744)
  200. Konaté (7551)
  201. Souare (7362)
  202. Gueye (7233)
  203. Dena (7233)
  204. Sangaré (7099)
  205. Bayoko (7099)
  206. Diall (6970)
  207. Zerbo (6910)
  208. Nomoko (6394)
  209. Lah (6329)
  210. Bolly (6329)
  211. Idrissa (6329)
  212. Dama (6265)
  213. Mangane (6135)
  214. Abdou (6135)
  215. Arby (6066)
  216. Mahamadou (5877)
  217. Diao (5812)
  218. Boubacar (5748)
  219. Djibo (5679)
  220. Kounta (5679)
  221. Sako (5619)
  222. Amadou (5619)
  223. Sarre (5490)
  224. Kondo (5490)
  225. Fall (5490)
  226. Balde (5360)
  227. Sarr (5360)
  228. Kon (5296)
  229. Gana (5296)
  230. Alhousseini (5292)
  231. Kourouma (5231)
  232. Soumbounou (5227)
  233. Samoura (5102)
  234. Marega (5102)
  235. Diarrassouba (5037)
  236. Diarisso (4973)
  237. N'daou (4969)
  238. Dante (4908)
  239. Dianka (4776)
  240. Plea (4776)
  241. Kiabou (4711)
  242. Napo (4711)
  243. Guisse (4650)
  244. Semega (4582)
  245. Baba (4521)
  246. Diaw (4456)
  247. Toloba (4456)
  248. Aliou (4392)
  249. Mangara (4388)
  250. Barro (4327)

Did you know all these surnames from Mali?

If you look, next to each surname in this list you will find a number. That number is the number of people who carry that surname in Mali. Of course it is the official number given according to the latest statistics made in Mali, and they take into account not Malineses, but people who currently live in the country. So it is possible that you may find in Mali a surname that you know perfectly well is not a Malinese surname, that may help you get an idea of how many people from the same country from which that surname originates have emigrated to Mali and have settled there.

Having information about surnames helps us to have information about our history, but also about the history of the different countries. Knowing which surnames are most abundant in Mali at the moment helps us to take a snapshot of the country's current reality. In this way, and crossing these data we have about the current Malinese surnames with the most abundant Malinese surnames one hundred or two hundred years ago, we could get an idea of how Malinese society has changed and the level of impact that migration may have had in a country like Mali.

Similarly, it is interesting to try to discover what the current data are on the most used surnames in the countries neighbouring Mali, and whether they have any surnames in common or if, on the contrary, the coincidences are minimal or non-existent. In this way we can guess what kind of relations Mali has with its neighboring countries, and whether there has been mobility between the countries or not. As you can see, a few simple statistics on surnames in Mali can provide much more information than may appear at first glance.

Have you been surprised by any of these Malinese Last names?

What do you think? Have you already seen in this list of 250 surnames from Mali any that have caught your attention? Have you missed any surname that you thought was very common in Mali, and yet it has turned out not to be on the list? If you keep searching in other countries you will surely find that surname that you thought was Malinese and that turns out to be more common in another country than Mali. Sometimes the data surprises us, but that is what encourages us to want to know more about surnames and the reasons why the 250 most common Malinese surnames are the ones presented in this list, and not others. We encourage you to continue your research.