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The first name 

Ilai is a first name for boys.

Ilai – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Ilai in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Ilai in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Ilai by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Ilai ranks at #6,237. That means there are 6,236 more common boys names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Ilai.

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

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

The first name Ilai is a true rarity among all men and boys currently living in the United States – only 23 Americans in total bear this name. And these 23 men are located in only three states: California, New York and Texas (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 men with this name in the state. So, if your name is Ilai and you live outside the states marked on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most boys and men named Ilai in relation to it’s male population is Texas. And yet even there, only one in 1,523,210 men would raise his hand if asked whether there was a Ilai present.

Ilai has 4 letters 
and begins with an I

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter I is quite rare as a first letter for boys' names: only 1.5% of all common boys' names in the US begin with an I. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With four letters, the name Ilai is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four 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.

That means that if 1.5% of all boys' names begin with an I, this initial letter is significantly less common than the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are boys' names with I that are quite popular, the most common at present is Isaac.

Other names with 
I, l, a and i

If you take all the letters in the name Ilai – I, l, a and i – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Alii or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Ilai

If your name is Ilai 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 Ilai

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





This is how the name Ilai 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 Ilai in Braille?

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



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

Just use American Sign Language!

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

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


Have you ever waved the name Ilai

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.


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. Ilai sounds like this: