Numerology has a great deal to do with the numeric value of the
alphabet and there are many legends and theories about how this
The alphabet itself was inspired by pictorial representations
that recorded elaborate stories. These full pictographs originally
were abbreviated to form hieroglyphics with each symbol
depicting a word. As more time elapsed the glyphs were
further reduced to represent individual sounds and then the
consonants and vowels that we know today.
The modern alphabet that numerological systems are based on is
derived from an earlier hieroglyphic system that is still used by
Japanese and Chinese cultures. Each letter also symbolizes a
number. This has remained unchanged, even though our speech patterns
have evolved to make some sounds obsolete.
Each sound is thought to also have an esoteric spiritual
implication, with an essence that can be described as a number. Even
more meaning is given to the very first letter of the word.
Here is a breakdown of the numerical vibrations of the letters in
the alphabet according to ancient numerology systems that
originated in Babylon and Egypt. In these systems, personality was
analysed by the first letter of the name.
A is the numerical equivalent of 1 and symbolizes confidence. When
it's the first vowel in a name, the person tends to be bold. On
the negative side, A can be critical of efforts of others.
B is the numerical equivalent of 2 and represents our emotions. A
person with a B first letter is friendly and a homebody. On the
negative side, B can be self absorbed if not a bit greedy.
C is the numerical equivalent of 3 and represents energy. C people
are talented and get along well with others. Negatively, C people
can be ruthless and cruel.
D is the numerical equivalent of 4 and represents balance. It is
very powerful and is the letter associated with business. When it
is the first consonant in a name the person is very tired. On the
negative side a D person can be stubborn.
E is the second vowel in the alphabet and is the numerical
equivalent of 5. It is a is warm hearted, loving and compassionate.
The E can be unreliable and a bit flaky.
F is the numerical equivalent of 6 and represents love. It is
warm-hearted, compassionate, and easy going. When it is the first
consonant in a name it carries the vibration of a nurturer.
Negatively, F people can be prone to self-pity.
G is the numerical equivalent of 7 and represents mysticism and
religious experiences. This letter is imaginative, creative, and
helpful. When it is the first consonant in a name, the bearer will
tend to be a loner. G's don't listen well to others.
H is the numerical equivalent of 8 and represents creativity and
power. This letter has a great deal of business talent. Negatively,
it can be self absorbed and greedy.
I is the third vowel of the alphabet and is the numerical
equivalent of 9. It represents law and as a general rule is
sensitive, compassionate and humane. On the negative side people
with this first letter can be ill-tempered.
J is the numerical equivalent of 1 and represents our aspirations.
This letter is truthful, benevolent and intelligent. When it is the
first consonant in a name the bearer will possess an unyielding
desire to not give up and will therefore find success - eventually.
Negatively, J can be lazy and lack direction.
K is the numerical equivalent of 2 and represents a person that
goes to extremes. K people are strong willed and influential.
Negatively, K can be dissatisfied with life and take their
discontent out on others.
L is the numerical equivalent of 3 and represents action. It is
charitable and well adjusted but can be somewhat accident prone.
M is the numerical equivalent of 4 and represents spirituality.
This letter has a great deal of self confidence and is therefore
likely to achieve success. The drawback is that people with this
letter can be workaholics.
N is the numerical equivalent of 5 and represents imagination. It
is intuitive and communicative, but negatively can be predisposed
O is equates to the number 6. This letter represents patience,
compentence and is particularly studious. The drawback of being an
O is being a bit of a drama queen.
P is the numerical equivalent of 7 and represents power. When it is
the first consonant in a name the bearer is likely to think of
spiritual matters. Negatively, P people can be selfish and flaky.
Q is the numerical equivalent of 8 and represents originality. It
symbolizes genius and the unknowable. Negatively, Q can be too self
R is the numerical equivalent of 9 and is tolerant and humane but
has a tendency to become short tempered. When it is the first
consonant in a name the bearer will often act as a diplomat.
S is the numerical equivalent of 1 and represents beginnings. S
people are very sexy. Negatively, S can act impulsively without
concern for others.
T is the numerical equivalent of 2 and represents growth. It is a
restless letter which seeks answers to spiritual questions.
Negatively, T is overly emotional, indecisive and is often easily
influenced by the opinions of others.
U is the final true vowel in the alphabet and is the numerical
equivalent of 3. The U person is very lucky in all ways.
Negatively, U can be selfish, greedy and indecisive.
V is the numerical equivalent of 4 and represents construction. It
is an industrious letter which is tireless and efficient. However
V people can also be ruthless.
W is the numerical equivalent of 5 and represents self-expression.
These first letter people are artistic. Negatively, W can be greedy
and take too many risks.
X is the numerical equivalent of 6 and represents sexuality. This
letter is very sexy. Unfaithfulness is an unpleasant character
trait as well.
Y is the penultimate letter in our alphabet and is the numerical
equivalent of 7. This number loves freedom and dislikes restraint
of any kind. However Y can be indecisive and lazy.
Z is the final letter in our alphabet and is the numerical
equivalent of 8. It represents hope and peace. Negatively, Z first
letter people often act without thinking and without regard for
As you can see this is quite a different way of looking at name
numerology but it is also a very ancient way that is often
Yours in Numbers,