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The first name 

Najma is a female first name.

When two girls called Najma meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Najma is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 girls have been named Najma. In the SmartGenius ranking, Najma is #3,998 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Najma.

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Najma -
ahead of the curve

In fact, the name Najma did not fit the trend of the last century. Young parents in the 2000s began to change that a bit. After several years of not being given at all (or less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), Najma seemed to be more popular than ever in 2001. Although the name never ranked higher than #3,452, 34 parents chose it that year, making it a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Najma, you are well on your way to becoming en vogue.

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

Najma in 2022 – originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the yet rare name Najma a few times. Among all newborn girls it ranked #4,219 - with a total of 28 baby girls. This means, as you can see above, that the name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it supposedly didn't appear at all for many years - giving girls with this first name a sheen of something particularly contemporary and special.

Najma -
at home only in a few regions of the USA

The first name Najma is a true rarity among all women and girls currently living in the United States – only 225 Americans in total bear this name. And these 225 women are located in only four states: Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Washington (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 women with this name in the state. So, if your name is Najma and you live outside the states marked on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most girls and women named Najma in relation to it’s female population is Minnesota. And yet even there, only one in 15,529 women would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Najma.

Najma has 5 letters 
and begins with an N

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter N is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for girls' names: 4.1% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters of girls' names are A and S, while X and U are the least common initials of girls' names.

With five letters, the name Najma 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.

Thus, it follows that with 4.1% of all girls' names starting with an N, this initial letter occurs about as often as all 26 letters on average. Nevertheless, there are girls' names with N that are quite common, the most common in the U.S. at present is Nancy.

Other names with 
N, a, j, m and a

If you take all the letters in the name Najma – N, a, j, m and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Najam or Jaman.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Najma

If your name is Najma 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 Najma

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






This is how the name Najma 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 Najma 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 Najma

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Najma 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 Najma

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. Najma sounds like this: