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The first name 

Yuji is a male first name.

Yuji – a very rare name!

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

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

Yuji -
once in a blue moon

Do you know the feeling when you go to the zoo and the animal that is supposed to be in the enclosure is not there? You know it should be there, but you've never seen it? It's the same with Yuji. Boys named Yuji have made themselves scarce. But some parents got a taste for it a few years ago: At No. 3,867 Yuji ranked higher than ever before in 1982. By comparison, there have been 104 years in which the first name Yuji has not been given at all (or less than 5 times, which is the minimum number required for a name to be included in the statistics), most recently in 2020. In general, parents name their sons Yuji only once in a blue moon, so boys and men with this name can consider themselves exceptional!

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

Yuji in 2022 – a precious jewel

In 2022, Yuji continues to be a precious jewel: 9 newborns were named Yuji that year, ranking #7,071 in the SmartGenius name statistics. If your baby's name is Yuji, you must have a flair for beautiful and rare names: Congratulations, your child is sure to feel unique.

Yuji -
at home in

Meeting a man or boy named Yuji is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Yuji can be found in only : . No other state currently has residents named Yuji. 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 Yuji living in one state or another. (If your name is Yuji and you live outside of , 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 Yuji is in California, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in California, only 0.00010% of all male residents are called Yuji – that’s just one in 960,687! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 17 men going by that name. So, if your name is Yuji, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Yuji has 4 letters 
and begins with a Y

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter Y is pretty rare as an initial letter for boys' names: only 1.7% of all common boys' names in the US begin with Y. By the way, the most common first letters of boys' names are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With four letters, the name Yuji 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.

Since 1.7% of all boys’ names begin with a Y, this initial occurs less than half as often as the other letters on average, but Y is by no means the rarest initial. And of course, there are single names with Y that are very popular, currently the most common boys’ name that starts with Y is Yahir.

Other names with 
Y, u, j and i

If you take all the letters in the name Yuji – Y, u, j and i – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Jiyu.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Yuji

If your name is Yuji 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 Yuji

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





This is how the name Yuji 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 Yuji in Braille?

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



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

Just use American Sign Language!

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

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


Have you ever waved the name Yuji

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.


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. Yuji sounds like this: