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The first name 
Glenna

Glenna is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

Glenna – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Glenna in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Glenna in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Glenna by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Glenna ranks at #8,923. That means there are 8,922 more common girls names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. In the entire USA, approximately 20,512 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Glenna. That is 0.01 % of all living Americans.

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

Glenna -
evergreen, but special

For more than 140 years, parents decide to name their daughter Glenna annualy. This means that there have been girls named Glenna who witnessed the first Labor Day parade in the U.S. or followed Albert Einstein's career. The name has 'always been there', but never ranked in the top 100, and thus women named Glenna have consistently been special. A small flight of popularity was experienced by the name way back in the last century and in one particular year, parents liked Glenna even more than any other time: in 1931, it holds its present record of #252 in the ranking of the most popular girls' names.

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

How popular was Glenna 2022 among young parents?

Glenna has never been ranked higher than #252. In 2022, she rivaled the 7,417 names that preceded her on the list. In total, 12 girls named Glenna were born in that year. For comparison: 30 years earlier, in 1992, when possibly the parents of the now very young Glenna were born, there have been 40 newborns who received this name.

Glenna has 6 letters 
and begins with a G

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter G is quite rare as a first letter for girls' names: only 2.1% of all common girls' names in the US begin with a G. The most common first letters for girls' names are A and S, while U and X are the least common first letters of girls' names.

With six letters, the name Glenna 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.

This means that if 2.1% of all girls' names begin with a G, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are of course some names that begin with a G and are extremely popular, for example Grace, currently the most common girls' name with G.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Glenna

If your name is Glenna 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 Glenna

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

Goat

Lion

Elephant

Nut

Nut

Apple

This is how the name Glenna 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 Glenna in Braille?

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

Glenna

Glenna

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

Just use American Sign Language!

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

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

G
L
E
N
N
A

Have you ever waved the name Glenna

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.

G
L
E
N
N
A

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. Glenna sounds like this: