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The first name 

Carney is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.

Carney – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Carney 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 Carney. That means that a boy named Carney 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 Carney.

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Carney -
something very, very special - even in his home state Tennessee!

If you’re looking for someone named Carney, you might want to head to Tennessee. Why Tennessee of all places? Well, simply because, according to official statistics, there are no men or boys named Carney living in any other state. However, we have to admit that a first name is only listed in the official statistics of a state if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it may well be that there are still a few men and boys named Carney living in one state or another. But, in any case the name is extremely rare. (If your name happens to be Carney and you live outside of Tennessee, we would be very grateful if you could let us know so that we can refine our statistics even further). By the way, even in Tennessee, the name Carney is not really that common – there are only 10 men and boys with this name living there right now, which is not more than 0.00029% of all male residents of Tennessee – so if you are one of them, you can rightly say that you are someone very special!

Carney has 6 letters 
and begins with a C

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter C is a frequent initial letter for boys’ names. This is because 5.2% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D.

With six letters, the name Carney 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.

With 5.2% of all boys' names that begin with a C, this first letter is thus much more common than the average of all letters. And which boys’ name beginning with C do you think is the most common in the US? The answer is... Charles.

Other names with 
C, a, r, n, e and y

If you take all the letters in the name Carney – C, a, r, n, e and y – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Cyrena or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Carney

If your name is Carney 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 Carney

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







This is how the name Carney 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 Carney 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 Carney

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Carney 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 Carney

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. Carney sounds like this: