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The first name 

Zein is a male first name.

Zein – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Zein in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Zein in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Zein by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Zein ranks at #4,181. That means there are 4,180 more common boys 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 Zein.

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

Zein -
at home in California, Michigan and New York

Meeting a man or boy named Zein is something really special. Out of all 50 states, men and boys named Zein can be found in only three: California, Michigan and New York. No other state currently has residents named Zein. 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 Zein living in one state or another. (If your name is Zein and you live outside of California, Michigan or New York, 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 Zein is in Michigan, as there live more men and boys with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in Michigan, only 0.00016% of all male residents are called Zein – that’s just one in 625,287! And even in all the states, California, Michigan and New York, combined there are only a total of 31 men going by that name. So, if your name is Zein, chances are you will never meet another man bearing that extraordinary first name.

Zein has 4 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 boys' names: only 2.4% of all common boys' names in the US begin with Z. 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 Zein 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.

Therefore: As 2.4% of all boys' names begin with a Z, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Interesting detail: of all the names that begin with Z, Zachary is the most common.

Other names with 
Z, e, i and n

If you take all the letters in the name Zein – Z, e, i and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Izen or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Zein

If your name is Zein 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 Zein

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





This is how the name Zein 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 Zein 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 Zein

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Zein 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 Zein

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. Zein sounds like this: