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The first name 

Shep is a male first name.

Shep – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Shep in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Shep in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Shep by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Shep ranks at #6,674. That means there are 6,673 more common boys names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. Of all Americans currently living, not even one in 100,000 would answer if you shouted out the name Shep.

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

Shep -
something very, very special - even in his home state Texas!

If you’re looking for someone named Shep, you might want to head to Texas. Why Texas of all places? Well, simply because, according to official statistics, there are no men or boys named Shep 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 men and boys named Shep living in one state or another. But, in any case the name is extremely rare. (If your name happens to be Shep and you live outside of Texas, 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 Texas, the name Shep is not really that common – there are only 6 men and boys with this name living there right now, which is not more than 0.00005% of all male residents of Texas – so if you are one of them, you can rightly say that you are someone very special!

Shep has 4 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a quite popular first letter for boys’ names. Because: 5.9% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for boys’ names are J, A and D.

With four letters, the name Shep 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.

This means that with 5.9% of all boys' names that begin with an S, this first letter is much more common than all 26 letters on average - and the most popular one of all the boys’ names starting with S is Steven.

Other names with 
S, h, e and p

If you take all the letters in the name Shep – S, h, e and p – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Seph.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Shep

If your name is Shep 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 Shep

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





This is how the name Shep 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 Shep 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 Shep

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Shep 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 Shep

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. Shep sounds like this: