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The first name 
Ureka

Ureka is a first name for girls.

Ureka – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Ureka 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 girl in 100,000 has been named Ureka. That means that a girl named Ureka is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name her whole life.

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

Ureka has 5 letters 
and begins with a U

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter U is the rarest initial for girls' names in the US. Only 0.2% of all common girls' names begin with this letter. Incidentally, the second-rarest first letter of girls' names is X, and the most common first letters are A and S.

With five letters, the name Ureka 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.

That means that with 0.2% of all girls' names starting with an X, all other letters occur on average nearly twenty times as often as the U. Moreover, of the comparatively few girls' names that start with X, most of them aren't very common either - the most popular one currently is Ursula.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Ureka

If your name is Ureka 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 Ureka

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

Unicorn

Rocket

Elephant

Koala

Apple

This is how the name Ureka 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 Ureka in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Ureka

Ureka

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Ureka

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Ureka is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

U
R
E
K
A

Have you ever waved the name Ureka

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.

U
R
E
K
A

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. Ureka sounds like this: