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The first name 

Zarya is a first name for girls.

When two girls called Zarya meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Zarya is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 girls have been named Zarya. In the SmartGenius ranking, Zarya is #4,197 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Zarya.

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

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

The first name Zarya is a true rarity among all women and girls currently living in the United States – only 49 Americans in total bear this name. And these 49 women are located in only three states: California, Florida and Texas (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 women with this name in the state. So, if your name is Zarya and you live outside the states marked on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most girls and women named Zarya in relation to it’s female population is Texas. And yet even there, only one in 448,221 women would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Zarya.

Zarya has 5 letters 
and begins with a Z

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter Z is quite rare as a first letter for girls' names: only 1.9% of all common girls' names in the US begin with Z. By the way, the most common first letters of girls' names are A, S and M, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of girls' names.

With five letters, the name Zarya 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 1.9% of all girls' names beginning with a Z, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are girls' names with Z that are quite popular, the most common at present is Zoe.

Other names with 
Z, a, r, y and a

If you take all the letters in the name Zarya – Z, a, r, y and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Zaray or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Zarya

If your name is Zarya 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 Zarya

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






This is how the name Zarya 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 Zarya 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 Zarya

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Zarya 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 Zarya

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. Zarya sounds like this: