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The first name 
Hershell

Hershell is a male first name.

Hershell – a very rare name!

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

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

Hershell -
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 Hershell. This first name might not be completely unknown, but in the entire United States, there are about 426 Americans who bear this name. And these 426 men and boys named Hershell live in no more than 8 different states, including for example Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri. In the other 41 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 Hershell lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Hershell 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 Hershell relative to its male population is Kentucky. And even there, only one male in 20,568 would raise his hand if you asked, who is called Hershell.

Hershell has 8 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 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 eight letters, the name Hershell is long compared to other names. In fact, 14.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly eight letters. 78% of all first names are shorter, while only 8% of all boys’ and girls’ names use nine letters or even more. 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.

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.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Hershell

If your name is Hershell 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 Hershell

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

Hat

Elephant

Rocket

Sun

Hat

Elephant

Lion

Lion

This is how the name Hershell 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 Hershell in Braille?

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

Hershell

Hershell

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

Just use American Sign Language!

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

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

H
E
R
S
H
E
L
L

Have you ever waved the name Hershell

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
E
R
S
H
E
L
L

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. Hershell sounds like this: