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The first name 

Paw is a female first name.

Paw – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Paw in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Paw in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Paw by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Paw ranks at #5,959. That means there are 5,958 more common girls 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 Paw.

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

Paw -
something very, very special - even in her home state Minnesota!

If you’re looking for someone named Paw, you might want to head to Minnesota. Why Minnesota of all places? Well, simply because, according to official statistics, there are no women or girls named Paw living in any other state. However, we have to admit that a first name is only listed in the official statistics of a state if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it may well be that there are still a few women and girls named Paw living in one state or another. But, in any case the name is extremely rare (if your name happens to be Paw and you live outside of Minnesota, we would be very grateful if you could let us know so that we can refine our statistics even further). By the way, even in Minnesota, the name Paw is not really that common – there are only 18 women and girls with this name living there right now, which is not more than 0.00065% of all female residents of Minnesota – so if you are one of them, you can rightly say that you are someone very special!

Paw has 3 letters 
and begins with a P

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter P is quite rare as an initial letter for girls' names: only 1.6% of all common girls' names in the US begin with a P, which means that this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average. Nevertheless, P is by no means the rarest initial. While A, S and M are the most common first letters of girls' names, Q, X and U are the least common initials of feminine first names.

With only three letters, the name Paw is obviously very short. In fact, only 1.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly three letters. Just 0.2% of all first names are even shorter and only have two letters, while nearly 99% of all boys’ and girls’ names use more than three 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 1.6% of all girls’ names begin with a P, this initial occurs less than half as often as the other letters on average. By the way, of the comparatively few girls' names that begin with a P, Patricia is currently the most common.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Paw

If your name is Paw 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 Paw

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




This is how the name Paw 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 Paw 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 Paw

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Paw 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 Paw

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. Paw sounds like this: