# How many pairs of initials are there?

## How many pairs of initials are there?

Continuing in this way and since there are 26 possible first initials, each of which could be paired with 26 last initials, there are 26 × 26, or 676 possible different pairs of initials. If there were 677 people, at least two of them must have the same pair of initials.

### What are the most common initials?

The bar charts show that J, M, S, D, and C are the most common initials for first names, whereas S, B, H, M, and C are the most common initials for last names. In contrast, U, Q, and X are initials that do not appear often for either first or last names.

#### How many combinations of 3 letters are there?

26⋅26⋅26=263=17576. If you want the letters to be unique, the calculation changes slightly.

What are the rarest initials?

What’s the Rarest Letter of the Alphabet? The rarest letters in English are J, Q, X, and Z.

What’s the rarest first initial?

The rarest letters in English are J, Q, X, and Z.

## What percentage of names start with A?

Names starting with the letter A have become the most widely used in the U.S., given to over 10 percent of all babies, more than double the proportion of children who were given A names in the 1950s.

### How many 3 letter English words are there?

How many 3 letter words are there in English? The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary, Volume 6, lists 1,065 three-letter words.

#### What is the most useless letter in the alphabet?

The letter E has to be the most useless letter in the entire alphabet.

What is the only letter in the English language that is never silent?

letter V
But as Merriam-Webster Dictionary points out, one unusual letter is never silent: the letter V. While it makes an appearance in words like quiver and vivid, you can rest assured it always behaves the exact same way.

What is the most useless letter?

## What percentage of a letter has a surname?

England- B is the most common initial letter (11%)….Initial letters of surnames:

England Wales Scotland
H W S
S H C
W D B
C M W

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