Naftali is a male first name.
… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Naftali is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 3 out of 100,000 boys have been named Naftali. In the SmartGenius ranking, Naftali is # 2,068 on the list of most common boys names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Naftali.
Meeting a man or boy named Naftali is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Naftali can be found in only three: Maryland, New Jersey and New York. No other state currently has residents named Naftali. 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 Naftali living in one state or another. (If your name is Naftali and you live outside of Maryland, New Jersey or New York, 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 Naftali 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 0.00897% of all male residents are called Naftali – that’s just one in 11,146! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 1,370 men going by that name. So, if your name is Naftali, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: 3.0% of all common boys' names in the US begin with an N. This means that N as the first letter for boys' names is neither particularly common nor rare. The most common first letters of boys' names are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.
With seven letters, the name Naftali 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.
Thus, if 3.0% of all boys’ names start with an N, this initial letter is slightly less common than all other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are boys' names with N that are quite common in the U.S., the most common at present is Nicholas.
If your name is Naftali 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...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Naftali, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
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.
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. Naftali sounds like this: