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The first name 

Zulma is a first name for girls.

Zulma – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Zulma 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 girl in 100,000 has been named Zulma. That means that a girl named Zulma is exceptional and may not meet another person with the same name her 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 Zulma.

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

Zulma -
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 to be there, but you've never seen it? It's the same with Zulma. Girls named Zulma have made themselves scarce. But some parents got a taste for it many years ago: Reaching pos. 1,616 Zulma ranked higher than ever in 1974. By comparison, there have been 72 years in which the first name Zulma 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 2022. In general, parents name their daughters Zulma only once in a blue moon, so girls and women with this name can consider themselves really special!

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

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

The first name Zulma is a true rarity among all women and girls currently living in the United States – only 928 Americans in total bear this name. And these 928 women are located in only five states: California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York 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 Zulma 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 Zulma in relation to it’s female population is New York. And yet even there, only one in 28,211 women would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Zulma.

Zulma 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 Zulma 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, u, l, m and a

If you take all the letters in the name Zulma – Z, u, l, m and a – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Luzma.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Zulma

If your name is Zulma 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 Zulma

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






This is how the name Zulma 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 Zulma 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 Zulma

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Zulma 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 Zulma

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. Zulma sounds like this: