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The first name 

Oslo is a first name for boys.

Oslo – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Oslo in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Oslo in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Oslo by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Oslo ranks at #4,268. That means there are 4,267 more common boys 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 Oslo.

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

Oslo -
at home in California, Indiana and Texas

Meeting a man or boy named Oslo is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Oslo can be found in only three: California, Indiana and Texas. No other state currently has residents named Oslo. 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 men and boys called Oslo living in one state or another. (If your name is Oslo and you live outside of California, Indiana or Texas, 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 Oslo is in Indiana, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in Indiana, only 0.00013% of all male residents are called Oslo – that’s just one in 779,761! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 22 men going by that name. So, if your name is Oslo, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Oslo has 4 letters 
and begins with an O

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter O is pretty rare as an initial letter for boys' names: only 1.8% of all common boys' names in the US begin with an O. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With four letters, the name Oslo 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.

That means that since 1.8% of all boys’ names begin with an O, this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are of course single names beginning with an O, which are quite popular

Other names with 
O, s, l and o

If you take all the letters in the name Oslo – O, s, l and o – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Solo.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Oslo

If your name is Oslo 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 Oslo

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





This is how the name Oslo 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 Oslo 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 Oslo

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Oslo 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 Oslo

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. Oslo sounds like this: