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The first name 

Jahan is a male first name. In very rare cases it is also used for girls.

Jahan – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Jahan in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Jahan in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Jahan by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Jahan ranks at #3,550. That means there are 3,549 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 Jahan.

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

Jahan -
special from day one

In fact, the name Jahan hardly fits the trend of first names for boys. Between 1976 and 1999, young parents changed that a bit. For many years, Jahan wasn't given at all (or at least less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), but by 1983, the name was more popular than ever. Although the name never ranked higher than position 2,446, 16 parents chose it in 1983 as a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Jahan, you were already special when you were born - and you did your best to become a trendsetter.

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

Jahan - originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the rare name Jahan a few times. Among all newborn boys, it ranked 3,103, for a total of 32 babies. The name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it didn't appear at all for a many years. As Jahan seems to be a bit more popular in the middle of the 20th century, it proves to remain a great rarity in 2022.

Jahan -
at home in California and New York

If you ever wanted to meet a boy or man named Jahan, you have limited options – because boys with this beautiful name are currently only living in California or New York. However, we must admit that a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s quite possible that there are still a few men and boys called Jahan living in one state or another. (If your name is Jahan and you live outside of California and New York, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further.) Which means – if you put this number in relation to the population of the USA – only one in 233,310 boys and men would turn around if you called out the name Jahan. So if your name is Jahan, it’s very likely that you won’t need a nickname in your peer group, because having the name Jahan already makes you quite special.

Jahan has 5 letters 
and begins with a J

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter J is the most popular first letter for boys’ names. 10.1% of all common boys’ names in the US start with this letter. The second most common first letter in boys’ names is A.

With five letters, the name Jahan is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five 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 10.1% of all boys’ names start with a J, this initial letter occurs nearly three times as often as all other letters on average. And, by the way, of all the boys’ names that begin with the letter J, the name James is the most common.

Other names with 
J, a, h, a and n

If you take all the letters in the name Jahan – J, a, h, a and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Ajahn or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Jahan

If your name is Jahan 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 Jahan

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






This is how the name Jahan 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 Jahan 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 Jahan

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Jahan 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 Jahan

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. Jahan sounds like this: