Xaniyah is a first name for girls.
There’s a good chance that a girl named Xaniyah in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Xaniyah in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Xaniyah by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Xaniyah ranks at #10,059. That means there are 10,058 more common girls names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter X is very rare as a first letter for girls' names: only 0.3% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. Only the letter U is even rarer as the first letter of girls' names. By the way, the most common first letters for girls’ names are A and S.
With seven letters, the name Xaniyah has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight 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.
That means that with 0.3% of all girls' names starting with an X, all other letters occur on average more than ten times as often as the X. 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 Ximena.
If your name is Xaniyah 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 Xaniyah, 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. Xaniyah sounds like this: