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The first name 

Ketan is a male first name.

Ketan – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Ketan has been given only a handful of times a year and is therefore particularly rare, at least in the US. In recent years, not even one boy in 100,000 has been named Ketan. That means that a boy named Ketan is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name his whole life. Of all Americans currently living, not even one in 100,000 would answer if you shouted out the name Ketan.

You won't believe all there is 
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Ketan -
something very, very special - even in his home state Illinois!

If you’re looking for someone named Ketan, you might want to head to Illinois. Why Illinois of all places? Well, simply because, according to official statistics, there are no men or boys named Ketan 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 Ketan living in one state or another. But, in any case the name is extremely rare. (If your name happens to be Ketan and you live outside of Illinois, 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 Illinois, the name Ketan is not really that common – there are only 9 men and boys with this name living there right now, which is not more than 0.00011% of all male residents of Illinois – so if you are one of them, you can rightly say that you are someone very special!

Ketan 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 Ketan 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, e, t, a and n

If you take all the letters in the name Ketan – K, e, t, a and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Kenta or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Ketan

If your name is Ketan 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 Ketan

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






This is how the name Ketan 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 Ketan 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 Ketan

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Ketan 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 Ketan

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. Ketan sounds like this: