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The first name 
Kowan

Kowan is a male first name.

Kowan – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Kowan 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 Kowan. That means that a boy named Kowan is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name his whole life. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Kowan.

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

Kowan -
at home in

Meeting a man or boy named Kowan is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Kowan can be found in only : . No other state currently has residents named Kowan. 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 Kowan living in one state or another. (If your name is Kowan 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 Kowan is in New York, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in New York, only 0.00004% of all male residents are called Kowan – that’s just one in 2,553,220! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 5 men going by that name. So, if your name is Kowan, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Kowan 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 Kowan 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, o, w, a and n

If you take all the letters in the name Kowan – K, o, w, a and n – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Kawon.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Kowan

If your name is Kowan 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 Kowan

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

Koala

Orange

Windmill

Apple

Nut

This is how the name Kowan 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 Kowan in Braille?

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

Kowan

Kowan

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

Just use American Sign Language!

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

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

K
O
W
A
N

Have you ever waved the name Kowan

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
O
W
A
N

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. Kowan sounds like this: