Narayan name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Narayan

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from India, the name Narayan means "The one who will restore the balance of good and evil".
  2. A user from India says the name Narayan is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Lord Vishnu".
  3. A submission from India says the name Narayan means "God" and is of Hindi origin.
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From Sanskrit नारायण (nārāyaṇá).

  1. (Hinduism) Vishnu.
  2. A male given name from Sanskrit used in India.

Notable Persons Named Narayan

Notable Persons Named Narayan

Narayan Dutt Tiwari

Narayan Dutt Tiwari is a Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Minister of Finance, Minister of External Affairs, Ministry of Finance (India), and Minister of External Affairs (India). Narayan was born on October 18th, 1925 in Baluti, United Provinces, British India.

Narayan Apte

Narayan was born in 1911. He died on November 15th, 1949.

Narayan Rane

Narayan Rane is a Minister for Industry, Port, Employment of Maharashtra State, Minister for Revenue of Maharashtra, Minister for Industry of Maharashtra, Employment ofMaharashtra State, and 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Narayan was born on April 20th, 1952.

Narayan Shripad Rajhans

Narayan Shripad Rajhans was a musicals and sangeet natak musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1905 to 1955. Narayan was born Narayan Shripad Rajhans on June 26th, 1888 in Nagthane Palus, Satara District, Now Sangli district, Maharashtra, India. Narayan is also known as Bal Gandharva. He passed away on July 15th, 1967.

Narayan Rao

Narayan Rao was a border|33x30px Peshwa of Maratha Empire and border|33x30pxPeshwaofMaratha Empire. Narayan was born on August 10th, 1755. He left this life on August 30th, 1773.

Narayan Gopal

Narayan Gopal was a popular music singing, musician, playwright, and editing. He was most active from 1960 to 1990. Narayan was born on October 4th, 1939 in Kathmandu. Narayan is also known as Swar Samrat and Swar Samrat (The emperor of the voice). He passed away on December 5th, 1990.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Narayan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Narayan

R. K. Narayan

R. K. Narayan was a writer. R. was given the name Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami on October 10th, 1906 in Chennai. He breathed his last breath on May 13th, 2001.

Udit Narayan

Udit Narayan is a playback singer singing, celebrity, actor, film producer, and dance. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Udit was given the name Udit Narayan Jha on December 1st, 1955.

Lakshmi Narayan

Lakshmi Narayan is an actor and film actress. Lakshmi was given the name Lakshmi Yaragudipati by her parent Yaragudipati Varada Rao on December 13th, 1952 in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Jayprakash Narayan

Jayprakash was born on October 11th, 1902 in Sitabdiara, Bengal Presidency, British India. Jayprakash is also known as JP and Lok Nayak. He left this life on October 8th, 1979.

Nikitha Narayan

Nikitha Narayan is a model (people), actor, model, and actress. Nikitha was born Nikitha Narayan on May 19th, 1990. Nikitha is also known as Nikita.

Prema Narayan

She holds the title Femina Miss India World 1971, Femina Miss India Queen of the Pacific 1971, Femina Miss India World1971, and Femina Miss India Queen of the Pacific1971. Prema was born on April 4th, 1955 in Andhra Pradesh.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Narayan U.S.
  White 4.06% 64.26%
  African American 1.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 12.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Narayan

People with the last name Narayan are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Narayan

  • How Popular is the name Narayan? Narayan is the 24,621st most popular name of all time. As a last name Narayan was the 11,957th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Narayan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 252 babies born with the first name Narayan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Narayan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Narayan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Narayan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Narayan is Friday, October 31st, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Narayan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Narayan was in 2014 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Narayan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Narayan is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Narayan: The name spelled backwards is Nayaran. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nrnayaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Narayan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,614 people with the last name Narayan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Narayan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Narayan as their last name since less than 1 person in 112k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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