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The first name 
Oziah

Oziah is a first name for boys.

Oziah – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Oziah in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Oziah in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Oziah by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Oziah ranks at #3,504. That means there are 3,503 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 Oziah.

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

Oziah -
at home in California and Texas

Meeting a man or boy named Oziah is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Oziah can be found in only two: California and Texas. No other state currently has residents named Oziah. 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 Oziah living in one state or another. (If your name is Oziah and you live outside of California 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 Oziah is in California, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in California, only 0.00025% of all male residents are called Oziah – that’s just one in 403,782! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 63 men going by that name. So, if your name is Oziah, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Oziah has 5 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 five letters, the name Oziah 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.

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, z, i, a and h

If you take all the letters in the name Oziah – O, z, i, a and h – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Zihao.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Oziah

If your name is Oziah 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 Oziah

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

Orange

Zebra

Igloo

Apple

Hat

This is how the name Oziah 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 Oziah in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Oziah

Oziah

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Oziah

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Oziah is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

O
Z
I
A
H

Have you ever waved the name Oziah

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.

O
Z
I
A
H

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. Oziah sounds like this: