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The first name 

Kem is a unisex first name. It is given slightly more often to boys than to girls.

Kem is a very rare first name!

At least in the US, the name Kem is extremely rare. Recently, only a handful of babies has been named Kem each year. That means it’s extremely unlikely that a boy or girl called Kem will meet someone with the same name. So, Kem is a very special name!

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

Kem -
once in a blue moon

Do you know the feeling when you go to the zoo and the animal that is supposed to be in the enclosure is not there? You know it should to be there, but you've never seen it? It's the same with Kem. Kids called Kem have made themselves scarce. But some parents got a taste for it many years ago: Reaching pos. 1,865 Kem ranked higher than ever in 1956. By comparison, there have been 101 years in which the first name Kem has not been given at all (or less than 5 times, which is the minimum number required for a name to be included in the statistics), most recently in 2022. In general, parents name their babies Kem only once in a blue moon, so, if your name is Kem you can consider yourself truly special!

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

Kem has 3 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 quite popular first letter for given names. That’s because 7.7% of all common first names in the US begin with this letter. Only the initial letters A and J are more common for first names.

With only three letters, the name Kem 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.

Therefore: As 7.7% of all first names start with a K, this initial letter occurs more than twice as often as all 26 letters on average.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Kem

If your name is Kem 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 Kem

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




This is how the name Kem 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 Kem 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 Kem

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Kem 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 Kem

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. Kem sounds like this: