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The first name 

Nakai is a first name for boys, occasionally also given to girls.

When two boys called Nakai meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Nakai is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 boys have been named Nakai. In the SmartGenius ranking, Nakai is #2,866 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 Nakai.

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

Nakai -
ahead of the curve

In fact, the name Nakai 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), Nakai seemed to be more popular than ever in 2021. Although the name never ranked higher than #2,032, 61 parents chose it that year, making it a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Nakai, you are well on your way to becoming en vogue.

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

Nakai in 2022 – originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the yet rare name Nakai a few times. Among all newborn boys it ranked #2,694 - with a total of 40 baby boys. 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 boys with this first name a sheen of something particularly contemporary and special.

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

The first name Nakai is a true rarity among all men and boys currently living in the United States – only 110 Americans in total bear this name. And these 110 men are located in only five states: California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 men with this name in the state. So, if your name is Nakai 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 boys and men named Nakai in relation to it’s male population is New York. And yet even there, only one in 303,955 men would raise his hand if asked whether there was a Nakai present.

Nakai 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: 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 five letters, the name Nakai 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, 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.

Other names with 
N, a, k, a and i

If you take all the letters in the name Nakai – N, a, k, a and i – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Naika or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Nakai

If your name is Nakai 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 Nakai

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






This is how the name Nakai 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 Nakai 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 Nakai

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Nakai 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 Nakai

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. Nakai sounds like this: