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The first name 

Imo is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

Imo – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Imo 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 Imo. That means that a girl named Imo 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 Imo.

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

Imo -
a Dinosaur?

Is the name Imo a dinosaur? We would say: It's classic! Parents chose this name most often in 1885 – at that time, it landed at position 702 with 9 newborn girls receiving this special first name. This was the last peak in a world without airplanes, computers, rock music, or even television. Because Imo is both classic and fancy at the same time, people didn't always think to give their child this unusual name. So, if your name is Imo, feel classic and not old-fashioned, because after all, your name is what makes you stand out these days!

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

Imo in 2022 - someone's missing!

If you are reading this and you know someone with the name Imo born in 2022, please get in touch with us. Because we could not find any newborn girls with this name for the said year. Note: The official statistics only include names given at least 5 times in a year. So, if you know a Imo born in 2022, that seems like a real fluke!

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

It is not so easy to find a woman or girl named Imo 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 94 women and girls named Imo, but there are vast areas of the country where not a single person with this name can be found. In fact, the 94 women and girls named Imo live in no more than 7 different states, including for example Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Oklahoma. In all other 42 states, there are no – or, to be precise, less than a handful – women called Imo. (To explain: The official statistics provide the data per state only if at least five women 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 Imo lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Imo 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 girls and women named Imo relative to its female population is Arkansas. And even there, only one in 45,407 women and girls would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Imo.

Imo has 3 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 pretty rare as an initial letter for girls' names: only 1.7% of all common girls' names in the US begin with an I. 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 only three letters, the name Imo is obviously very short. In fact, only 1.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly three letters. Just 0.2% of all first names are even shorter and only have two letters, while nearly 99% of all boys’ and girls’ names use more than three 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 since 1.7% of all girls’ names begin with an I, this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are of course single names that begin with an I, which are quite popular

Other names with 
I, m and o

If you take all the letters in the name Imo – I, m and o – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Mio or Omi.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Imo

If your name is Imo 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 Imo

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




This is how the name Imo 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 Imo 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 Imo

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Imo 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 Imo

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. Imo sounds like this: