Thorvald is a male first name.
Recently, the name Thorvald 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 Thorvald. That means that a boy named Thorvald is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name his whole life. Of all Americans currently living, not even one in 100,000 would answer if you shouted out the name Thorvald.
If you’re looking for someone named Thorvald, you might want to head to Minnesota. Why Minnesota of all places? Well, simply because, according to official statistics, there are no men or boys named Thorvald 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 Thorvald living in one state or another. But, in any case the name is extremely rare. (If your name happens to be Thorvald 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 Thorvald is not really that common – there are only 5 men and boys with this name living there right now, which is not more than 0.00017% of all male residents of Minnesota – so if you are one of them, you can rightly say that you are someone very special!
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter T is a particularly popular initial letter for boys’ names. That’s because 6.3% 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 eight letters, the name Thorvald is long compared to other names. In fact, 14.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly eight letters. 78% of all first names are shorter, while only 8% of all boys’ and girls’ names use nine letters or even more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long with no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
With 6.3% of all boys' names that begin with the letter T, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average. And Thomas is the boys’ name starting with T, which is the most common of all.
If your name is Thorvald 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 Thorvald, 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. Thorvald sounds like this: