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Anil

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
294
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anil

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
42%
Hindu
36%
Turkish
13%
English
4%
Sanskrit
3%
Hindi
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from India, the name Anil is of Sanskrit origin and means "Meaning of 'Anil' is God of wind or wind. And in some ancient books anil means the gift of god and also hardwork of god".
  2. According to a user from India, the name Anil means "Wind god".
  3. A submission from India says the name Anil means "Gift of god" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  4. A submission from India says the name Anil means "God's gift" and is of English origin.
  5. According to a user from India, the name Anil is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Meaning : hardworking son of God".
  6. According to a user from Germany, the name Anil is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Wind".
  7. A user from Turkey says the name Anil means "To be mentioned".
  8. A user from Turkey says the name Anil is of Turkish origin and means "To be mentioned, to be remembered".
  9. A user from Arizona, U.S. says the name Anil is of Sanskrit origin and means "The eternal breath".
  10. A user from India says the name Anil is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "AIR".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"il
A West Indian plant (Indigofera anil), one of the original sources of indigo; also, the indigo dye.

Etymology: F. anil, Sp. anīl, or Pg. anil; all fr. Ar. an-nīl, for al-nīl the indigo plant, fr. Skr. nīla dark blue, nīlī indigo, indigo plant. Cf. Lilac

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
  2. A blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
Wiktionary

Middle French anil, Portuguese anil.

  1. The indigo shrub; or the indigo dye obtained from the plant.
  2. (organic chemistry) Any imine in which the N-radical is a phenyl (or substituted phenyl) group.

anil was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Anil

Notable Persons Named Anil

Anil Ambani

Anil Ambani is a chairman of anil dhirubhai ambani group, reliance anil dhirubhai ambani group, and chairman ofanil dhirubhai ambani group. Anil was born as the child of Dhirubhai Ambani on June 4th, 1959 in Mumbai.

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Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor is an actor, film producer, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Anil was born as the child of Surinder Kapoor on December 24th, 1956 in Chembur Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor is a film actor, anchor, and radio presenter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Annu was given the name Anil Kapoor on February 20th, 1956 in Bhopal.

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Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is a cricketer. Anil was born on October 17th, 1970 in Bengaluru, India.

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Anil Dhawan

Anil Dhawan is an actor. Anil was born in Delhi, India.

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Yama Buddha

Yama Buddha is a hip hop music rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to 2007. Yama was given the name Anil Adhikari on May 30th, 1987 in Leguwa. Yama is also known as Yama Buddha.

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  • Anil Dalpat
    Cricketer
  • Anil Kakodkar
    Scientist
  • Anil Dash
    Director
  • Anil Kumar Gupta
  • Anil Aggrawal
  • Anil Srinivasan
    Pianist
  • Anil Dharker
    Journalist
  • Anil Sahasrabudhe
    Chairman
  • Anil Ramdas
    Columnist
  • Anil Shirole
  • Anil Kumar Jha
    Former Industries Minister of Nepal
  • Anil Yashwant Tipnis
  • Anil Bordia
    Educationist
  • Anil V. Kumar

Notable Persons With the Last Name Anil

Notable Persons With the Last Name Anil

Esther Anil

Esther Anil is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Esther was born in Wayanad district. Esther is also known as BABY.

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Anil

Anil is a film director and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Anil was born Anil in 1963 in Alappuzha.

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P. Anil

P. Anil is a screenwriter and film director. His ongoing career started in 1985. P. was born in Kerala. P. is also known as Douthyam Anil.

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Chandrakant Kumar Anil

Chandrakant Kumar Anil is a bureaucrat. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Chandrakant was born on December 31st, 1967.

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Wais Anil

Wais Anil is an athlete for the Real Afghan Kabul.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anil U.S.
  White 7.14% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 73.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anil

People with the last name Anil are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Anil

  • How Popular is the name Anil? Anil is the 9,913th most popular name of all time. As a last name Anil was the 67,126th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anil have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,153 babies born with the first name Anil in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anil to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anil? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Anil first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anil is Thursday, September 19th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Anil born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anil was in 1989 with a total of 46 babies.
  • Random Anil Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anil is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Anil: The name spelled backwards is Lina. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Inal. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anil? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 294 people with the last name Anil.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anil? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Anil as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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