**Numerology has a great deal to do with the numeric value of the****alphabet and there are many legends and theories about how this****came about. 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****analyzed 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****to jealousy.****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****absorbed.****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****others.****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****very accurate.**