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The first name 

Nona is a female first name.

When two girls called Nona meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Nona 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 Nona. In the SmartGenius ranking, Nona is #4,668 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 Nona.

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

Nona -
evergreen, but special

For more than 140 years, parents decide to name their daughter Nona annualy. This means that there have been girls named Nona who witnessed the first Labor Day parade in the U.S. or followed Albert Einstein's career. The name has 'always been there', but never ranked in the top 100, and thus women named Nona have consistently been special. The name was particularly popular a long time ago in the 19th century. In one particular year, long before the first passenger flight and even before there was the first real radio, parents liked Nona even more than any other time: in 1881, it holds its present record of rank #257 in the list of the most popular girls' names.

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

How popular was Nona 2021 among young parents?

Nona has never been ranked higher than #257. In 2021, she rivaled the 4,738 names that preceded her on the list. In total, 23 girls named Nona were born in that year. For comparison: 30 years earlier, in 1991, when possibly the parents of the now very young Nona were born, there have been 21 newborns who received this name.

Nona has 4 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 four letters, the name Nona is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four 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, o, n and a

If you take all the letters in the name Nona – N, o, n and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Noan or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Nona

If your name is Nona 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 Nona

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





This is how the name Nona 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 Nona 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 Nona

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Nona 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 Nona

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. Nona sounds like this: