India is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.
The name India isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, India ranks 928. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 2 were named India. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named India.
For more than 140 years, parents decide to name their daughter India annualy. This means that there have been girls named India who witnessed the first Labor Day parade in the U.S. or followed Albert Einstein's career. The name has 'always been there', but never ranked in the top 100, and thus women named India have consistently been special. Since 2000, however, the name has experienced a certain popularity: in 2001 it holds its present record at #285 in the ranking of the most popular girls' names.
In years where the graph has no value, the name India was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.
India has never been ranked higher than #285. In 2021, she rivaled the 851 names that preceded her on the list. In total, 279 girls named India were born in that year. For comparison: 30 years earlier, in 1991, when possibly the parents of the now very young India were born, there have been 614 newborns who were given this name.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter I is pretty rare as an initial letter for girls' names: only 1.7% of all common girls' names in the US begin with an I. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of girls' names.
With five letters, the name India is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
That means that since 1.7% of all girls’ names begin with an I, this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are of course single names that begin with an I, which are quite popular
If your name is India and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name India, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. India sounds like this: