Pratik is a male first name.
There’s a good chance that a boy named Pratik in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Pratik in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Pratik by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Pratik ranks at #5,430. That means there are 5,429 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 Pratik.
Meeting a man or boy named Pratik is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Pratik can be found in only three: California, Illinois and New Jersey. No other state currently has residents named Pratik. 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 Pratik living in one state or another. (If your name is Pratik and you live outside of California, Illinois or New Jersey, 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 Pratik is in New Jersey, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in New Jersey, only 0.00074% of all male residents are called Pratik – that’s just one in 134,285! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 45 men going by that name. So, if your name is Pratik, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.
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 boys' names: only 1.5% of all common boys' names in the US begin with P, which means that this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average. But P is by no means the rarest initial. While X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names, the most common first letters of boys' names are J, A and D.
With six letters, the name Pratik 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.
From this follows that if 1.5% of all boys' names begin with a P, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Incidentally, of the comparatively few boys' names that begin with a P, Paul is currently the most common.
If your name is Pratik 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...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Pratik, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
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.
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. Pratik sounds like this: