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The first name 
Croix

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

When two boys called Croix meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Croix is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 4 out of 100,000 boys have been named Croix. In the SmartGenius ranking, Croix is #1,953 on the list of most common boys names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Croix.

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

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

In not even one in five states you will find more than 4 men and boys with the name Croix. This first name might not be completely unknown, but in the entire United States, there are about 277 Americans who bear this name. And these 277 men and boys named Croix live in no more than 7 different states, including for example Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas. In the other 42 states, there are either none or less than a handful boys and men with this name (to explain: The official statistics provide the data per state only if at least five men with a specific name live in the same state. So, it’s quite possible that there are one or two states where someone with the name Croix lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Croix and you live outside the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most boys and men named Croix relative to its male population is Minnesota. And even there, only one male in 28,502 would raise his hand if you asked, who is called Croix.

Croix has 5 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 five letters, the name Croix 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.

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.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Croix

If your name is Croix 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 Croix

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

Cat

Rocket

Orange

Igloo

Xylophone

This is how the name Croix 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 Croix in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Croix

Croix

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Croix

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Croix is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

C
R
O
I
X

Have you ever waved the name Croix

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.

C
R
O
I
X

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. Croix sounds like this: