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Raj name meaning

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Raj

User Submitted Origins

Hindu
52%
Indian (Sanskrit)
30%
English
10%
Hindi
6%
Bengali
2%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Raj is of Bengali origin and means "King/kingdom".
  2. 3 people from India and Malaysia agree the name Raj is of Hindu / Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "King".
  3. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Raj means "King, prince" and is of Hindu origin.
  4. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Raj means "King or Royalty" and is of Hindu origin.
  5. 2 submissions from India agree the name Raj means "Suspense" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  6. According to 2 people from India, the name Raj is of Indian (Sanskrit) / Hindu origin and means "Ruler".
  7. A user from India says the name Raj is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Kingdom".
  8. According to a user from the United Arab Emirates, the name Raj means "Secret".
  9. According to a user from India, the name Raj means "RULE".
  10. A user from India says the name Raj is of Hindu origin and means "God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Raj
Reign; rule.

Etymology: See Rajah

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. British dominion over India (1757-1947)
Wiktionary

See raj

  1. (historical) The period of British rule of India lasting from 1858 to 1947.
    during the
  2. (erroneous) The whole period of British rule or influence in India, from the 1600s to 1947.

Notable Persons Named Raj

Notable Persons Named Raj

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor was an actor, producer, and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1935 to 1982. Raj was given the name Ranbir Raj Kapoor by his parent Prithviraj Kapoor on December 14th, 1924 in Peshawar. He died on June 2nd, 1988.

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Raj Babbar

Raj was born on June 23rd, 1952 in Tundla, Uttar Pradesh.

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Raj Rajaratnam

Raj Rajaratnam is a hedge fund manager. Raj was given the name Rajakumaran Rajaratnam on June 15th, 1957 in Colombo, Dominion of Ceylon.

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Raj Kundra

Raj Kundra is a businessman and entrepreneur. Raj was born Raj Kundra in London.

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Raj Shrikant Thackeray

Raj Shrikant Thackeray is a Founder, Leader, Chairperson of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and Chairperson of theMaharashtra Navnirman Sena. Raj was born on June 14th, 1968 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Raj Tarun

Raj Tarun is an actor, writer, film director, and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Raj was born on May 11th, 1992 in Visakhapatnam.

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  • Raj Reddy
    Scientist
  • Rajeshwari Sachdev
  • Raj Patel
  • Raj Kaushal
    Producer
  • Raj Date
    Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Raj Singh Chaudhary
    Actor
  • Raj Mukherji
    Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 33rd Legislative District
  • Raj Bhavsar
  • Raj Amit Kumar
    Filmmaker
  • Raj Jain
  • Raj Ramayya
    Musician
  • Raj Saini
  • Raj Pannu
    Professor
  • Raj Sherman
    Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raj

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raj

Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj is a film actor, producer, film director, and television presenter. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Prakash was given the name Prakash Rai on March 26th, 1965 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Prakash is also known as Prakash Raj.

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Sampath Raj

Sampath Raj is an actor. He has been prominent since 2004. Sampath was born on January 15th, 1976.

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Anita Raj

Anita Raj is an actor. She was most prominent from 1982 to present. Anita was given the name Anita Raj Khurana on August 13th, 1962 in Mumbai, India. Anita is also known as Khurana and Anita Raj.

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Meghana Raj

Meghana Raj is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She was most active from 2009 to present. Meghana was given the name Meghana Sunder Raj on May 3rd, 1990 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Rahul Raj

Rahul Raj is a film scores, soundtracks, albums, and film score composer, orchestrator, conductor, record producer, music director, singer, arranger, programmer, and orchestration. He plays Piano, keyboards, MIDI Master keyboards, synthesizer, guitar, drums, Electronic keyboard, and MIDI keyboard. He has had major accomplishments since 2007.

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Sushma Raj

Sushma Raj is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Sushma was born on January 19th, 1991 in Bangalore.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raj U.S.
  White 7.11% 64.26%
  African American 0.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raj

People with the last name Raj are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Raj

  • How Popular is the name Raj? Raj is the 6,943rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Raj was the 11,728th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raj have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,026 babies born with the first name Raj in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raj 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 Raj? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Raj first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raj is Tuesday, July 1st, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Raj born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raj was in 2003 with a total of 88 babies.
  • Random Raj Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raj is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Raj: The name spelled backwards is Jar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ajr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raj? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,672 people with the last name Raj.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raj? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raj as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Raj name meaning

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