Ananda name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ananda mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ananda

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from New Zealand and the United Kingdom agree the name Ananda means "Bliss" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  2. According to a user from Washington, U.S., the name Ananda is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "State of bliss and joy. The name of Buddha's cousin and first deciple".
  3. A submission from Australia says the name Ananda means "Bliss, happiness" and is of Thai origin.
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From Sanskrit आनन्द (ānanda) or Pali ānanda.

  1. A male given name from Sanskrit.
  2. (Buddhism) the foremost disciple of Gautama Buddha

Notable Persons Named Ananda

Notable Persons Named Ananda

Ananda Mahidol

Ananda Mahidol was royalty. He holds the title King Rama VIII. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1946. Ananda was born as the child of Mahidol Adulyadej and Srinagarindra on September 20th, 1925 in Heidelberg. He died on June 9th, 1946.


Ānanda is a religious.

Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy

Ananda was born on August 22nd, 1877 in Colombo. He breathed his last breath on September 9th, 1947.

Ananda Shankar

Ananda Shankar was a world music musician and singing. Ananda was given the name Ananda Shankar Roy on December 11th, 1942 in Almora. He left this life on March 26th, 1999.

Ananda Lewis

Ananda Lewis is a celebrity, model (people), activism, television personality, model, and social activist. Ananda was born on March 21st, 1973 in Los Angeles.

Ananda Everingham

Ananda Everingham is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Ananda was born on May 31st, 1982 in Bangkok.

  • Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty
  • Ananda Chandra Agarwala
  • Ananda Rau
  • Ananda Lal
  • Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay
  • Ananda Chandra Dutta

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ananda

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ananda


Ānanda is a religious.

Shayama Ananda

Shayama Ananda is an actress. She was most prominent from 1963 to 1993. Shayama was born on December 24th, 1959 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

D.M. Ananda

D.M. Ananda is a politician and revolutionary. D.M. was given the name Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Nandasena in 1954 in Wariyapola.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ananda U.S.
  White 31.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 53.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ananda

People with the last name Ananda are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Ananda

  • How Popular is the name Ananda? Ananda is the 7,811th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ananda was the 113,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ananda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,685 babies born with the first name Ananda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ananda to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ananda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ananda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ananda is Wednesday, September 13th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Ananda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ananda was in 2002 with a total of 128 babies.
  • Random Ananda Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ananda is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Ananda: The name spelled backwards is Adnana. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Naanda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ananda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 154 people with the last name Ananda.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ananda? Ananda is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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