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The first name 
Harriette

Harriette is a first name for girls.

Harriette – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Harriette 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 girl in 100,000 has been named Harriette. That means that a girl named Harriette is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name her 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 Harriette.

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

Harriette has 9 letters 
and begins with an H

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter H is quite rare as a first letter for girls' names: only 1.7% of all common girls' names in the US begin with H. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of girls' names.

With nine letters, the name Harriette is relatively long compared to other names. In fact, 5.6% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly nine letters. 92% of all first names are shorter, while not even 2.5% of all boys’ and girls’ names use ten or more letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long with no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 1.7% of all girls' names begin with an H, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Interesting detail: of all the names that begin with an H, Helen is the most common.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Harriette

If your name is Harriette 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 Harriette

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

Hat

Apple

Rocket

Rocket

Igloo

Elephant

Tiger

Tiger

Elephant

This is how the name Harriette 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 Harriette in Braille?

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

Harriette

Harriette

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

Just use American Sign Language!

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

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

H
A
R
R
I
E
T
T
E

Have you ever waved the name Harriette

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.

H
A
R
R
I
E
T
T
E

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. Harriette sounds like this: