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The first name 

Nakai is a male first name. In some cases it's 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 # 2,941 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 -
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 100 Americans in total bear this name. And these 100 men called Nakai are located in only five states: California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. (However, we have to mention that the official statistics provide the frequency of a name per state only if there are at least 5 men with this sepcific name in that state. It is therefore quite possible that there are one or two more states where someone with the name Nakai lives without being listed in official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Nakai and you live outside the states highlighted 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 342,820 men would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Nakai.

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: