Raja name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Raja

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from India, the name Raja is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "King in Sanskrit Language".
  2. A submission from India says the name Raja means "King. It's used in India from ancient times and predates the Hindi language. It's usage in mentioned in old Sanskrit texts also" and is of Hindi origin.
  3. 6 people from all over the world agree the name Raja is of Hindu / Islamic / Muslim origin and means "King".
  4. A submission from Singapore says the name Raja means "King in Muslim".
  5. 2 people from the United Arab Emirates and the United States agree the name Raja is of Arabic origin and means "Hope".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ra"ja
Same as Rajah.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the family Rajidae
  2. A prince or king in India

From an alternative spelling of Latin raia (“ray”).

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Rajidae – certain skates.

Notable Persons Named Raja

Notable Persons Named Raja

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

He holds the title Raja. Raja was born on May 22nd, 1772 in Radhanagore. Raja is also known as Herald Of New Age. He breathed his last breath on September 27th, 1833.

Raja Raja Chola I

Raja Raja Chola I is a monarch. He holds the title Rājakesarī and Mummudi Cholan. He was most prominent from 985 to 1014.

Mohan Raja

Mohan Raja is a film director and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Mohan was given the name Raja Mohan on May 30th, 1976 in Madurai.

Raja Gosnell

Raja Gosnell is a film director and film editor. He was most active from 1984 to present. Raja was given the name Raja Raymond Gosnell on December 9th, 1958.

Raja Rao

Raja Rao was a writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1938 to 1998. Raja was born on November 8th, 1908 in Hassan, Mysore, India. He passed away on July 8th, 2006.

Raja Aziz Bhatti

Raja Aziz Bhatti is a military person. His military service ended in 1965.

  • Raja Bhaiya
    Minister of Food & Civil Supplies
  • Raja Chaudhary
    Bhojpuri Actor and Producer
  • Raja Bell
    Basketball Player
  • Raja Ram
  • Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
    17th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Raja Chanda
  • Raja Muhammad Sarwar Khan
  • Raja Fenske
  • Raja Petra Kamarudin
  • Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin
    Ministry of Federal Territories (Malaysia)
  • Raja Serfoji Bhonsle
  • Raja Sen
    Film Director
  • Raja Rao Tula Ram
  • Raja Zafar-ul-Haq
    Nawaz Sharif Government

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raja

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raja


Dhanush is an actor, singer, lyricist, producer, and film producer. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. Dhanush was given the name Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja by his parent Kasthuri Raja in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Yuvan Shankar Raja

Yuvan Shankar Raja is a film score and world music film composer, music director, record producer, instrumentalist, arranger, singer, songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He plays Guitar, keyboard resp. piano, vocals, and Playback singer. He has been prominent since 1996. Yuvan was born Yuvan Shankar Raja on August 31st, 1979 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. Yuvan is also known as Yuvan, Yuvanshankar, YSR, U1, and Abdul Khaliq.


Selvaraghavan is a film director. His ongoing career started in 2003. Selvaraghavan was given the name Selvaraghavan Kasthuri Raja on March 5th, 1977 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Selvaraghavan is also known as Sri Raghava.

'''Kasthuri Raja

'''Kasthuri Raja is a film director, film producer, music director, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 2006. '''Kasthuri was born on August 8th, 1946.

Mohan Raja

Mohan Raja is a film director and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Mohan was given the name Raja Mohan on May 30th, 1976 in Madurai.


Mysskin is a film director and actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Mysskin was given the name Shanmugha Raja on September 20th, 1971.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raja U.S.
  White 8.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 85.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raja

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

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Fun Facts about the name Raja

  • How Popular is the name Raja? Raja is the 10,129th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raja was the 12,035th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,120 babies born with the first name Raja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raja 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 Raja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Raja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raja is Monday, July 1st, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Raja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raja was in 2001 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Raja Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raja is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Raja: The name spelled backwards is Ajar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Raja. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raja? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,593 people with the last name Raja.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raja? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raja as their last name since less than 1 person in 114k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Raja name meaning

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