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The first name 
Kestrel

Kestrel is a female first name. In some cases it's also given to boys.

Kestrel – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Kestrel in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Kestrel in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Kestrel by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Kestrel ranks at #7,444. That means there are 7,443 more common girls 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 Kestrel.

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

Kestrel -
at home in

Meeting a woman or girl named Kestrel is something really special. Out of all 50 states, women and girls named Kestrel can be found in only : . No other state currently has residents named Kestrel. 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 women and girls called Kestrel living in one state or another (if your name is Kestrel and you live outside of , we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). Either way, the name is quite rare. The best chance of meeting a Kestrel is in California, as there live more women and girls with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in California, only 0.00003% of all female residents are named Kestrel – that’s just one in 2,982,583! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 5 women with that name. So, if your name is Kestrel, chances are you will never meet another woman with your beautiful first name.

Kestrel has 7 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 girls' names. That’s because 7.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A, S and M are more common for girls' names.

With seven letters, the name Kestrel has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight 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 7.5% of all girls' 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 girls' names that begin with a K, Karen is the most common.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Kestrel

If your name is Kestrel 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 Kestrel

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

Koala

Elephant

Sun

Tiger

Rocket

Elephant

Lion

This is how the name Kestrel 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 Kestrel in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Kestrel

Kestrel

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Kestrel

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Kestrel is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

K
E
S
T
R
E
L

Have you ever waved the name Kestrel

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.

K
E
S
T
R
E
L

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. Kestrel sounds like this: