Popular names of Lesotho, Africa

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Lesotho is an enclaved country in southern Africa, surrounded by South Africa. We’ve improved NamSor API calibration for Lesotho, which can now serve a range of use cases: from gender and migration studies, to diaspora engagement for economic develoment.

Inferring gender from personal names

NamSor Gender API use sociolinguistics and baby name statistics to infer the likely gender from a name with a high accuracy. We continously improve the software and the calibration to support all countries and parts of the World with a high accuracy. These are some popular names in Lesotho, with Male/Femal relative counts :

Given Name Male Female
TEBOHO 59 4
THABO 55 1
LEBOHANG 40 11
THABANG 45 1
THABISO 38 0
RETHABILE 23 16
NTHABISENG 0 37
LEHLOHONOLO 36 0
MPHO 17 19
MOEKETSI 34 0
RELEBOHILE 15 18
LERATO 7 22
MOTLATSI 27 0
LINEO 1 24
THATO 11 13
SELLO 22 0
MALEFETSANE 21 0
TANKISO 19 3
PUSELETSO 3 19
‘MATHABO 0 21

Despite some the names being genderless, the overall precision of NamSor Gender API to infer the likely gender of a name in Lesotho is quite good : 96% precision, 99% recall.

LesothoGenderGapBacktest.png

Discovering Lesotho names among other names

Diasporas have a key role to play in the future development of Africa. But mapping diasporas is a complex exercise: who are they? where are they? what are they doing? NamSor Origin and Diaspora APIs help map diasporas en engage them in a targeted way, from open databases or commercial databases.

For example, we can discover Lesotho names among other names with high accuracy : NamSor Origin precision for names of Lesotho is >93%.

LesothoOriginBacktest

Diaspora engagement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Read about NamSor innovative use case for Diaspora engagement cited in the IOM report ‘Migration in the 2030 agenda‘.

About NamSor
NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of sociolinguistics software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people. Reach us at: contact@namsor.com
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