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The first name 

Akiko is a first name for girls.

Akiko – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Akiko in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Akiko in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Akiko by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Akiko ranks at #9,905. That means there are 9,904 more common girls names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Akiko.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Akiko -
swimming against the tide

If your name is Akiko your parents may be very proud to let their daughter swim against the tide: The name Akiko never ranked higher than position 1,268 in our statistics, and for many years not a single parent had the creative idea of naming their daughter Akiko. But something caused mothers and fathers in 1927 to choose the name more often than usual - only compared to the rest of the time, of course. You probably still won't find many children named Akiko because that was several decades ago - unless, of course, you have some very creative parents in the neighborhood.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Akiko was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

2022 - looking for Akiko?

As in the last century, Akiko still proves to be exceptional. Even in 2022, the name was given very rarely - in fact, only 6 times in the entire U.S. So, a Akiko from 2022 will need very good binoculars to spot the next namesake of the same age.

Akiko has 5 letters 
and begins with an A

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter A is the most popular first letter for girls’ names. 11.8% of all common girls’ names in the US start with this letter. The second most common first letter in girls' names is S.

With five letters, the name Akiko 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 if 11.8% of all girls' names start with an A, this initial letter occurs over three times as often as all other letters on average. And, by the way, of all the girls' names that begin with the letter A, the name Ashley is the most common.

Other names with 
A, k, i, k and o

If you take all the letters in the name Akiko – A, k, i, k and o – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Kioka.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Akiko

If your name is Akiko 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...

This is how you spell the name Akiko

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Akiko, you can simply say:






This is how the name Akiko is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Akiko in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Akiko

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Akiko is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Akiko

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.


Beeping like crazy...

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. Akiko sounds like this: