Rana name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rana

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Germany says the name Rana means "Eye-catching, beautiful, gorgeous woman" and is of Arabic origin.
  2. A submission from Saudi Arabia says the name Rana means "It comes from a verb in the Arabic language, and it means enchanting your eyes with the beauty of that someone named rana as your eyes lift up high to glance at them" and is of Arabic origin.
  3. 2 submissions from Sudan and the United States agree the name Rana means "Frog" and is of Arabic / Spanish origin.
  4. A user from Lebanon says the name Rana is of Arabic origin and means "To look up to with great admiration".
  5. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Rana is of Arabic origin and means "To gaze longingly".
  6. A submission from India says the name Rana means "Brave person" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  7. A submission from Trinidad and Tobago says the name Rana means "Eyecatching" and is of Arabic origin.
  8. A submission from Australia says the name Rana means "Light of the Earth" and is of Arabic origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ra"na
A genus of anurous batrachians, including the common frogs.

Etymology: L., a frog

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the Ranidae

Notable Persons Named Rana

Notable Persons Named Rana

Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati is a visual effects co-ordinator, actor, film producer, model (people), visual effects, visual effectsco-ordinator, and model. He has been prominent since 2005. Rana was born Rana Daggubati as the child of Daggubati Suresh Babu on December 14th, 1984 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Rana Habeeb

Rana Arvind Singh Mewar

He holds the title 76 and 76th Custodian ofMewardynasty. Rana was born on December 13th, 1944.

Rana Foroohar

Rana Chandra Singh

Rana Chandra Singh was a Member National Assembly of Pakistan from Umerkot and MemberNational Assembly of PakistanfromUmerkot. Rana was born in 1931 in Rana Jagir, Umerkot, British India. He died on August 1st, 2009.

Rana Kumbha

Rana Kumbha is royalty. His career lasted from 35 to 35.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rana

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rana

Ashutosh Rana

Ashutosh Rana is an actor, television presenter, and film actor. Ashutosh was given the name Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra in Gadarwara. Ashutosh is also known as Rana.

Shakib Khan

Shakib Khan is an actor and film producer. He has been prominent since 1999. Shakib was given the name Masud Rana in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.

Devyani Rana

Devyani Rana is royalty. She holds the title Kunwarani of Singrauli.

Jung Bahadur Rana

Jung Bahadur Rana was a list of prime ministers of nepal and prime minister of nepal. He holds the title Sri 3 Maharaj of Kaski and Lamjung. Jung was born on June 18th, 1816. He breathed his last breath on February 25th, 1877.

Pravessh Rana

Pravessh Rana is a model (people), actor, and model. Pravessh was born Pravessh Rana on February 26th, 1983 in Meerut.

Munawwar Rana

Munawwar Rana is a poet and writer. Munawwar was born in 1952 in --11-26.

  • Deep Raj Rana
  • Rana Ranbir
  • Sohail Rana
  • Chandra Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana
    Prime Minister of Nepal
  • Mohan Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana
    Prime Minister of Nepal
  • Juddha Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana
    Prime Minister of Nepal
  • Rekha Rana
  • Diljit Baron Rana Rana
  • Kashiram Rana
    Union Minister for Rural Development
  • Dev Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana
  • Karanbahadur Rana
    Military Person
  • Mohan Rana
  • Ruby Rana
  • Rajendra Singh Rana

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rana U.S.
  White 10.57% 64.26%
  African American 0.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 83.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rana

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rana

  • How Popular is the name Rana? Rana is the 4,236th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rana was the 4,923rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,362 babies born with the first name Rana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rana to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rana is Thursday, January 31st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Rana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rana was in 1971 with a total of 120 babies.
  • Random Rana Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rana is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Rana: The name spelled backwards is Anar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rana. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,145 people with the last name Rana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rana? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rana as their last name.
  • Rana name meaning

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