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The first name 

Najwa is a first name for girls.

Najwa – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Najwa in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Najwa in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Najwa by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Najwa ranks at #8,296. That means there are 8,295 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 Najwa.

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

Najwa -
special from day one

In fact, the name Najwa hardly fits the trend of first names for girls. Between 1976 and 1999, young parents changed that a bit. For many years, Najwa wasn't given at all (or at least less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), but by 1992, the name was more popular than ever. Although the name never ranked higher than position 3,639, 26 parents chose it in 1992 as a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Najwa, you were already special when you were born - and you did your best to become a trendsetter.

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

Najwa - originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the rare name Najwa a few times. Among all newborn girls, it ranked 7,858, for a total of 11 babies. The name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it didn't appear at all for a many years. As Najwa seems to be a bit more popular in the middle of the 20th century, it proves to remain a great rarity in 2022.

Najwa -
at home in California and New York

Meeting a woman or girl named Najwa is something really special. Out of all 50 states, women and girls named Najwa can be found in only two: California and New York. No other state currently has residents named Najwa. 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 Najwa living in one state or another (if your name is Najwa and you live outside of California 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 Najwa is in New York, as there live more women and girls with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in New York, only 0.00008% of all female residents are named Najwa – that’s just one in 1,193,332! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 15 women with that name. So, if your name is Najwa, chances are you will never meet another woman with your beautiful first name.

Najwa 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 Najwa 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, w and a

If you take all the letters in the name Najwa – N, a, j, w and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Jwana or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Najwa

If your name is Najwa 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 Najwa

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






This is how the name Najwa 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 Najwa 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 Najwa

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Najwa 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 Najwa

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. Najwa sounds like this: