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The first name 

Zuma is traditionally a female first name but has increasingly been given as a boys’ name in recent years.

Zuma – a very rare name!

Recently, the name Zuma 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 Zuma. That means that a girl named Zuma 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 Zuma.

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

Zuma -
at home in

Meeting a woman or girl named Zuma is something really special. Out of all 50 states, women and girls named Zuma can be found in only : . No other state currently has residents named Zuma. 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 women and girls called Zuma living in one state or another (if your name is Zuma 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 Zuma is in Texas, as there live more women and girls with this name in relation to the population than in any other state. But even here in Texas, only 0.00004% of all female residents are named Zuma – that’s just one in 2,241,104! And even in all these states combined there are only a total of 5 women with that name. So, if your name is Zuma, chances are you will never meet another woman with your beautiful first name.

Zuma 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 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 four letters, the name Zuma 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.

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, m and a

If you take all the letters in the name Zuma – Z, u, m and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Uzma or Muaz.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Zuma

If your name is Zuma 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 Zuma

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





This is how the name Zuma 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 Zuma 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 Zuma

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Zuma 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 Zuma

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. Zuma sounds like this: