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The first name 

Norval is a first name for boys.

Norval – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Norval has been given only a handful of times a year and is therefore particularly rare, at least in the US. In recent years, not even one boy in 100,000 has been named Norval. That means that a boy named Norval is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name his whole life. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Norval.

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Norval -
quite rare in all states

The odds of having a man or boy named Norval in your home state are about the same as the chance for a white Christmas in New York City – in both cases they are less than 30%. More precisely, the first name Norval is registered in 18 states, among which are Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana or Kansas. In proportion to the male population, most men and boys with the first name Norval live in West Virginia, but even there the name is rather special – on average, you would have to ask 39,131 men and boys in West Virginia for their name before you meet one who answers with Norval.

Norval has 6 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 six letters, the name Norval is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. 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, o, r, v, a and l

If you take all the letters in the name Norval – N, o, r, v, a and l – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Lavorn.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Norval

If your name is Norval 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 Norval

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







This is how the name Norval 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 Norval 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 Norval

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Norval 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 Norval

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. Norval sounds like this: