Are You Zulu?

name origin and ethnic background finder

What is this?

This website tries to find the ethnic origin of a person given their name.

How does it work?

It uses statistics to figure out the most likely origins of the first and last names. It also looks at population sizes and relationships between ethnicities.

Where do I start?

Enter any name you like from any corner of the world. Look at the popular submissions for new ideas.

Go ahead, try me!

Enter someone's name and I will try to guess their origin.

For best results, enter a given name and a surname, in that order ("John Smith").

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