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The first name 

Alyn is a unisex first name, but it has been primarily given to girls for a number of years.

Alyn is a very rare first name!

At least in the US, the name Alyn is extremely rare. Recently, only a handful of babies has been named Alyn each year. That means it’s extremely unlikely that a boy or girl called Alyn will meet someone with the same name. So, Alyn is a very special name!

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

Alyn -
swimming against the tide

If your name is Alyn your parents may be very proud to let their child swim against the tide: The name Alyn never ranked higher than position 3,573 in our statistics, and for many years not a single parent had the creative idea of naming their offspring Alyn. But something caused mothers and fathers in 1931 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 Alyn 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 Alyn was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

2022 - looking for Alyn?

As in the last century, Alyn still proves to be exceptional. Even in 2022, the name was given very rarely - in fact, only 17 times in the entire U.S. So, a Alyn from 2022 will need very good binoculars to spot the next namesake of the same age.

Alyn has 4 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 given names. 10.3% of all common first names in the US start with this letter. The second most common initial letter in first names is J.

With four letters, the name Alyn is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four 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 10.3% of all first names start with an A, this initial letter occurs nearly three times as often as all other letters on average.

Other names with 
A, l, y and n

If you take all the letters in the name Alyn – A, l, y and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Anly or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Alyn

If your name is Alyn 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 Alyn

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





This is how the name Alyn 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 Alyn 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 Alyn

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Alyn 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 Alyn

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. Alyn sounds like this: