Hawkins is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.
… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Hawkins is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 3 out of 100,000 boys have been named Hawkins. In the SmartGenius ranking, Hawkins is # 2,122 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 Hawkins.
It is not so easy to find a man or boys named Hawkins in the USA. Although the name is not sooooo rare overall, it is only at home in a few selected regions of the USA. In the entire United States there are currently a total of 121 men and boys named Hawkins, but there are vast areas of the country where not a single person with this name can be found. In fact, the 121 men and boys named Hawkins live in no more than 7 different states, including for example California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina or Tennessee. In all the other states, there are no – or, to be precise, less than a handful – men called Hawkins. (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 Hawkins lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Hawkins 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 Hawkins relative to its male population is Utah. And even there, only one in 112,074 men and boys would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Hawkins.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter H is not particularly common as a first letter for boys' names: only 2.9% of all common boys' names in the US begin with an H. The most common first letters for boys' names are J and A, while X and U are the least common first letters of boys' names.
With seven letters, the name Hawkins has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight 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 2.9% of all boys' names begin with an H, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are of course some names that begin with H and are extremely popular, for example Henry, currently the most common boys’ name with H.
If your name is Hawkins 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 Hawkins, 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. Hawkins sounds like this: