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The first name 
Vong

Vong is a first name for boys.

Vong – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Vong 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 Vong. That means that a boy named Vong 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 Vong.

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

Vong -
at home in California and Minnesota

Meeting a man or boy named Vong is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Vong can be found in only two: California and Minnesota. No other state currently has residents named Vong. 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 Vong living in one state or another. (If your name is Vong and you live outside of California or Minnesota, 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 Vong is in Minnesota, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in Minnesota, only 0.00016% of all male residents are called Vong – that’s just one in 609,948! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 22 men going by that name. So, if your name is Vong, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Vong has 4 letters 
and begins with a V

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The V is really rare as a first letter for boys' names: only 1.3% of all common boys' names in the US begin with a V. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With four letters, the name Vong 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.

That means that if 1.3% of all boys' names start with a V, all other letters occur on average three times as often as the V. Nevertheless, individual boys' names with V are quite popular, the most common currently being Vincent.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Vong

If your name is Vong 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 Vong

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

Violin

Orange

Nut

Goat

This is how the name Vong 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 Vong in Braille?

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

Vong

Vong

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

Just use American Sign Language!

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

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

V
O
N
G

Have you ever waved the name Vong

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
O
N
G

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. Vong sounds like this: