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The first name 

Rea is a female first name. In some cases it's also given to boys.

Rea – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Rea in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Rea in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Rea by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Rea ranks at #6,302. That means there are 6,301 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 Rea.

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

Rea -
at home in California, New York and Pennsylvania

Meeting a woman or girl named Rea is something really special. Out of all 50 states, women and girls named Rea can be found in only three: California, New York and Pennsylvania. No other state currently has residents named Rea. 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 women and girls called Rea living in one state or another. (If your name is Rea and you live outside of California, New York or Pennsylvania, 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 Rea is in New York, as there live more women and girls with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in New York, only 0.00024% of all female residents are called Rea – that’s just one in 423,470! And even in all the states, California, New York and Pennsylvania, combined there are only a total of 48 women going by that name. So, if your name is Rea, chances are you will never meet another woman sharing your beautiful first name.

Rea has 3 letters 
and begins with an R

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter R is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for girls' names: 4.1% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names are A and S, while X and U are the least common initials of girls' names.

With only three letters, the name Rea 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.

Thus, it follows that if 4.1% of all girls' names start with an R, this initial letter occurs about as often as all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: Rebecca is the girls’ name starting with R, which is the most common of all.

Other names with 
R, e and a

If you take all the letters in the name Rea – R, e and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Rae or Era.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Rea

If your name is Rea 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 Rea

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




This is how the name Rea 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 Rea 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 Rea

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Rea 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 Rea

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. Rea sounds like this: