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The first name 

Izmael is a first name for boys.

Izmael – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Izmael in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Izmael in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Izmael by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Izmael ranks at #5,055. That means there are 5,054 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 Izmael.

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

Izmael -
something very, very special - even in his home state California!

If you’re looking for someone named Izmael, you might want to head to California. Why California of all places? Well, simply because, according to official statistics, there are no men or boys named Izmael living in any other state. However, we have to admit that a first name is only listed in the official statistics of a state if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it may well be that there are still a few men and boys named Izmael living in one state or another. But, in any case the name is extremely rare. (If your name happens to be Izmael and you live outside of California, we would be very grateful if you could let us know so that we can refine our statistics even further). By the way, even in California, the name Izmael is not really that common – there are only 39 men and boys with this name living there right now, which is not more than 0.00024% of all male residents of California – so if you are one of them, you can rightly say that you are someone very special!

Izmael has 6 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 six letters, the name Izmael is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven 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.

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, z, m, a, e and l

If you take all the letters in the name Izmael – I, z, m, a, e and l – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Malzie or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Izmael

If your name is Izmael 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 Izmael

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







This is how the name Izmael 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 Izmael 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 Izmael

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Izmael 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 Izmael

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. Izmael sounds like this: