Some popular baby names of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) :
The statistical distribution of given names varies across regions, for example in Poro region popular baby names include SEYDOU, LACINA, BAKARY (male) and MINATA, SITA (female). In Kabadougou region, other names are popular such as : SIAKA, LANCINE (male) and NAMINATA, MASSANDJE (female). In Tchogolo region, OUATTARA is a popular gender-less name (yes, same as former President name Alassane OUATTARA). As for the La Mé region, popular male baby names include: YAPO, YAPI, SEKA, ASSI, N’CHO, KOUASSI, ATSE. Popular female baby names of the La Mé region include: APO, APIE, SOPIE, KOUSSO, CHIA, CHO.
About Ivory Coast administrative subdivision
We struggled a bit to find an up-to-date mapping of Ivory Coast administrative divisions (district, region, department) – so this is the Excel file we’ve used. Nice to see that Diaspora is considered a top district/region/department, not sure if that’s official or not.
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