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The first name 

Solon is a first name for boys.

Solon – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Solon has been given only a handful of times a year and is therefore particularly rare, at least in the US. In recent years, not even one boy in 100,000 has been named Solon. That means that a boy named Solon is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name his whole life. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Solon.

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Solon -
at home in Tennessee and Texas

Meeting a man or boy named Solon is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Solon can be found in only two: Tennessee and Texas. No other state currently has residents named Solon. 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 Solon living in one state or another. (If your name is Solon and you live outside of Tennessee 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 Solon is in Tennessee, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in Tennessee, only 0.00032% of all male residents are called Solon – that’s just one in 311,701! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 29 men going by that name. So, if your name is Solon, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Solon has 5 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 five letters, the name Solon 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.

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, o, l, o and n

If you take all the letters in the name Solon – S, o, l, o and n – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Olson.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Solon

If your name is Solon 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 Solon

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






This is how the name Solon 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 Solon 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 Solon

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Solon 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 Solon

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. Solon sounds like this: