Bilal is a male first name. In very rare cases it is also used for girls.
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 1085 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,084 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.
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 common throughout the 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. You can meet someone named Bilal 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 – one in 12,240 male inhabitants there bears this wonderful name. In comparison, if we look at all men and boys in the whole USA, only one in 44,679 will turn around if you call for Bilal.
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.
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...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Bilal, 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. Bilal sounds like this: