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The first name 

Kamau is a first name for boys.

Kamau – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Kamau in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Kamau in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Kamau by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Kamau ranks at #5,843. That means there are 5,842 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 Kamau.

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

Kamau -
special from day one

In fact, the name Kamau wasn't vogue in the 19th century, but between 1900 and 1975 young parents changed that a bit. After several years of not being given at all (or less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), Kamau seemed more popular than ever in 1973, when 27 parents named their sons Kamau. Although the name never ranked higher than #1,490, that year parents chose it as a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Kamau, 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 Kamau was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Kamau - originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the rare name Kamau a few times. Among all newborn boys, it ranked 4,483, for a total of 18 babies. The name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it supposedly didn't appear at all for a many years. As Kamau seems to be a bit more popular in the middle of the 20th century, it proves to remain a great rarity in 2022.

Kamau -
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 Kamau. This first name might not be completely unknown, but in the entire United States, there are about 90 Americans who bear this name. And these 90 men and boys named Kamau live in no more than 6 different states, including for example California, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan and New York. In the other 43 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 Kamau lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Kamau 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 Kamau relative to its male population is Maryland. And even there, only one male in 251,647 would raise his hand if you asked, who is called Kamau.

Kamau has 5 letters 
and begins with a K

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter K is a real popular first letter for boys’ names. That’s because 7.9% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters J, A and D are more common for boys' names.

With five letters, the name Kamau 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 7.9% of all boys' names start with a K, this initial letter occurs more than twice as often as all 26 letters on average. Interesting detail: of all the boys’ names that begin with a K, Kenneth is the most common.

Other names with 
K, a, m, a and u

If you take all the letters in the name Kamau – K, a, m, a and u – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Makua.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Kamau

If your name is Kamau 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 Kamau

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






This is how the name Kamau 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 Kamau 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 Kamau

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Kamau 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 Kamau

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. Kamau sounds like this: