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The first name 

Bilal is a male first name. In very rare cases it is also used for girls.

Bilal is a well-known but special name!

Bilal is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth boy, and therefore ranks at 1089 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,088 boys names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Bilal.

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

Bilal -
keeping with the times

Bilal is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the past, the name wasn't really on the radar of expectant parents. Then, unexpectedly, Bilal cried out for attention, reaching its peak in popularity at #895 in our SmartGenius statistics in the year 2002. People over 50 probably didn't have classmates named Bilal, for there were many years in which not a single parent chose this first name for their son. Although it also has never been in the top 100 of most popular first names, Bilal seems to have been in vogue for a while, especially since the beginning of the new millennium.

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

Bilal in 2022 – for some parents the most beautiful name in the world

166 babies were named Bilal in 2022 - that's 1 in 972,446 newborn boys. With this number, the boys' name Bilal ranked 1,108 in our SmartGenius first name statistics in 2022, the most recent year for which records are available.

Bilal -
at home in half of America

The odds that a man or boy named Bilal lives in your home state are about the same as betting on heads or tails in a coin toss. This boy’s name is quite popular, but not equally so throughout the entire USA. You can meet boys and men with the name Bilal in 23 states – which is obviously nearly every second of all 50 states in the USA, for example in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut or Florida. In relation to the number of residents, the most men and boys with the first name Bilal live in New Jersey – here, one in 12,345 bears this name. In comparison, if we look at all living men and boys in the whole country, only one in 44,728 will turn around if you call his first name Bilal.

Bilal has 5 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 five letters, the name Bilal 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.

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.

Other names with 
B, i, l, a and l

If you take all the letters in the name Bilal – B, i, l, a and l – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Balil or Billa.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Bilal

If your name is Bilal 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 Bilal

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






This is how the name Bilal 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 Bilal 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 Bilal

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Bilal 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 Bilal

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. Bilal sounds like this: