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The first name 

Bascom is a male first name.

Bascom – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Bascom has been given only a handful of times a year and is therefore particularly rare, at least in the US. In recent years, not even one boy in 100,000 has been named Bascom. That means that a boy named Bascom is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name his whole life. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Bascom.

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

Bascom -
a Dinosaur?

Is the name Bascom a dinosaur? We would say: It's classic! Parents chose this name most often in 1884 – at that time, it landed at position 460 with 14 newborn boys receiving this special first name. This was the last peak in a world without airplanes, computers, rock music, or even television. Because Bascom is both classic and fancy at the same time, people didn't always think to give their child this unusual name. So, if your name is Bascom, feel classic and not old-fashioned, because after all, your name is what makes you stand out these days!

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

Bascom in 2022 - someone's missing!

If you are reading this and you know someone with the name Bascom born in 2022, please get in touch with us. Because we could not find any newborn boys with this name for the said year. Note: The official statistics only include names given at least 5 times in a year. So, if you know a Bascom born in 2022, that seems like a real fluke!

Bascom -
at home only in a few regions of the USA

The first name Bascom is a true rarity among all men and boys currently living in the United States – only 82 Americans in total bear this name. And these 82 men are located in only five states: Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 men with this name in the state. So, if your name is Bascom and you live outside the states marked on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most boys and men named Bascom in relation to it’s male population is Virginia. And yet even there, only one in 87,499 men would raise his hand if asked whether there was a Bascom present.

Bascom has 6 letters 
and begins with a B

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter B is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for boys' names: 4.2% of all common boys' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of boys' names are J and A, while X and U are the least common initials of boys' names.

With six letters, the name Bascom is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. 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.

Thus, it follows that if 4.2% of all boys' names start with a B, this initial letter occurs about as often as all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: Brian is the boys’ name starting with B, which is the most common of all.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Bascom

If your name is Bascom 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 Bascom

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







This is how the name Bascom 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 Bascom 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 Bascom

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Bascom 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 Bascom

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. Bascom sounds like this: