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The first name 

Zeinab is a first name for girls.

When two girls called Zeinab meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Zeinab 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 Zeinab. In the SmartGenius ranking, Zeinab is #4,376 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 Zeinab.

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

Zeinab -
special from day one

In fact, the name Zeinab hardly fits the trend of first names for girls. Between 1976 and 1999, young parents changed that a bit. For many years, Zeinab wasn't given at all (or at least less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), but by 1999, the name was more popular than ever. Although the name never ranked higher than position 2,370, 55 parents chose it in 1999 as a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Zeinab, you were already special when you were born - and you did your best to become a trendsetter.

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

Zeinab - originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the rare name Zeinab a few times. Among all newborn girls, it ranked 4,219, for a total of 28 babies. The name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it didn't appear at all for a many years. As Zeinab seems to be a bit more popular in the middle of the 20th century, it proves to remain a great rarity in 2022.

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

The first name Zeinab is a true rarity among all women and girls currently living in the United States – only 671 Americans in total bear this name. And these 671 women are located in only three states: California, Michigan and New York (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 Zeinab 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 Zeinab in relation to it’s female population is Michigan. And yet even there, only one in 10,459 women would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Zeinab.

Zeinab has 6 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 six letters, the name Zeinab is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven 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 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, e, i, n, a and b

If you take all the letters in the name Zeinab – Z, e, i, n, a and b – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Zaineb or Zabien.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Zeinab

If your name is Zeinab 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 Zeinab

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







This is how the name Zeinab 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 Zeinab 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 Zeinab

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Zeinab 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 Zeinab

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. Zeinab sounds like this: