29th June 2020


What is the most common first letter in names?

After "a few hours worth of copying, pasting and adding" to a spreadsheet, Lydia found that the letter A is the most common first initial for babies these days, with 4,410 unique 'A' names selected by parents of 477,260 babies. The second most common first initial is 'J' and the third is 'M'.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the most common first letter for state names?

While A is the most popular letter in U.S. state names, you'd be surprised to find out that E and O are not the second and third most popular letters after A. The letter I appears in the U.S. state names 44 times, while the letter N appears 41 times, and the letter O appears 35 times.

Also to know, how many letters do most names have?

Genealogy site MooseRoots used data from the Social Security Administration to find the most popular long names (nine letters or more) in the U.S. for boys and girls born in 2014.

What is the one letter not used in the 50 states?

But Q isn't the only rare letter in our state names here in the U.S. The letter Z appears only in the name of one state (Arizona) and X in just two (Texas and New Mexico). P is also fairly rare among the 50, as it appears in only three state names — Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and New Hampshire.

What is the longest girl first name?

Nicknamed Jamie, the young girl's original name has earned her the world record for the longest personal name at the time.
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