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The first name 
Vashti

Vashti is a female first name.

Vashti – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Vashti in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Vashti in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Vashti by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Vashti ranks at #6,619. That means there are 6,618 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 Vashti.

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

Vashti -
a special name with a long history

Vashti is not one of the particularly popular names, in fact in some of the last 143 years it has been given so infrequently that it doesn't even show up in our statistics (here a name is only recorded in those years in which it was given to newborns at least five times). This was, for example, most recently the case in 1960, where the name Vashti was given at most four times in the entire USA, perhaps even less or not even once. (If you are Vashti and were born in the USA in 1960 please get in touch with us!) Before that, however, there was a time when the name was significantly more popular - way back in the last century, Vashti even made it into the top 1,000 of our SmartGenius statistics of the most popular girls' names: In 1902, it ranked on position 721 - a popularity it has never reached again since then.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Vashti was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Happy Birthday - 13 girls named Vashti celebrate their second birthday this year

Even though the popularity of the name Vashti has fluctuated in the past and there were years when the name was almost not chosen at all by expectant parents, it has without question arrived in the 21st century. In 2022, the name was given a remarkable 13 times by young parents to their newborn daughters and thus landed at #6,991 in the SmartGenius ranking of the currently most popular girls' names. Nevertheless, the name is still so rare that the 13 girls named Vashti, who are celebrating their second birthday this year, can rightly feel very special, because it is most likely that in their kindergarten they will be the only children who turn around when someone calls 'Vashti'.

Vashti -
at home only in a few regions of the USA

It is not so easy to find a woman or girl named Vashti in the USA. Although the name is not sooooo rare overall, it is only at home in a few selected regions of the USA. In the entire United States there are currently a total of 125 women and girls named Vashti, but there are vast areas of the country where not a single person with this name can be found. In fact, the 125 women and girls named Vashti live in no more than 8 different states, including for example California, Florida, Georgia, New York and North Carolina. In all other 41 states, there are no – or, to be precise, less than a handful – women called Vashti. (To explain: The official statistics provide the data per state only if at least five women with a specific name live in the same state. So, it’s quite possible that there are one or two states where someone with the name Vashti lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Vashti and you live outside the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics.). The state with the most girls and women named Vashti relative to its female population is North Carolina. And even there, only one in 113,917 women and girls would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Vashti.

Vashti has 6 letters 
and begins with a V

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter V is quite rare as an initial letter for girls' names: only 1.6% of all common girls' names in the US begin with V, which means that this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average. But V is by no means the rarest initial. While Q, X and U are the least common initials of girls' names, the most common first letters of girls' names are A, S and M.

With six letters, the name Vashti is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. 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.

From this follows that if 1.6% of all girls' names begin with a V, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Incidentally, of the comparatively few girls' names that begin with a V, Virginia is currently the most common.

Other names with 
V, a, s, h, t and i

If you take all the letters in the name Vashti – V, a, s, h, t and i – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Tvisha or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Vashti

If your name is Vashti 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 Vashti

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

Violin

Apple

Sun

Hat

Tiger

Igloo

This is how the name Vashti 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 Vashti in Braille?

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

Vashti

Vashti

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

Just use American Sign Language!

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

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

V
A
S
H
T
I

Have you ever waved the name Vashti

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.

V
A
S
H
T
I

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. Vashti sounds like this: