ʾĀlep is the reconstructed name of the first letter and Multiple Set Character of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, continued in descended Semitic alphabets as Phoenician Aleph Phoenician aleph.svg, Syriac 'Ālaph ܐ, Hebrew Aleph א, and Arabic ʾAlif ا.
The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Alpha (Α), being re-interpreted to express not the glottal consonant but the accompanying vowel, and hence the Latin A and Cyrillic А.
The first Hebrew letter:
Dear Johnny, I :P
JOHNNY LOOKED AT THE LETTER. IT WAS SHINY.
"It's shiny!" he said. Then he began to see a deeper meaning in blueberries. He wanted to express it. So he wrote the second Hebrew letter.