Roshan name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Roshan

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from India says the name Roshan means "Bright light or Famous" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  2. According to a user from South Africa, the name Roshan means "Shining light".
  3. A submission from India says the name Roshan means "Sun light".
  4. According to 4 people from all over the world, the name Roshan is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Light".
  5. According to a user from India, the name Roshan means "Sun's shine".
  6. According to a user from Singapore, the name Roshan means "Brightness".
  7. According to a user from India, the name Roshan means "Lightning or making famous as a lightning star".
  8. A user from the United Arab Emirates says the name Roshan means "very beautiful".
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From Persian روشن‎ (roušan).

  1. A kshatriya Punjabi surname​.

Notable Persons Named Roshan

Notable Persons Named Roshan

Roshan Seth

Roshan Seth is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1964. Roshan was born on April 2nd, 1942 in Patna.

Roshan Akhtar Bahadur

Roshan Akhtar Bahadur was royalty. He was most prominent from 1719 to 1748. Roshan was born on August 17th, 1702 in Fatehpur Sikri. He left this life on April 26th, 1748.


Roshan was a music director and composer. He was most active from 1948 to 1967. Roshan was given the name Roshanlal Nagrath on July 14th, 1917. He died on November 16th, 1967.

Roshan Prince

Roshan Prince is a bhangra (music) and indian pop record producer, musician, music director, and singer-songwriter. He was most active from 2006 to present.

Roshan Abbas

Roshan was born in Lucknow.

Roshan Mahanama

Roshan Mahanama is a cricketer. Roshan was born on May 31st, 1966 in Colombo.

  • Roshan Perera
  • Roshan Goonetileke

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roshan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roshan

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan is an actor. He was most prominent from 1980 to 1986. Hrithik was born as the child of Rakesh Roshan on January 10th, 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Rakesh Roshan

Rakesh Roshan is a film director, producer, actor, screen writer, editor, film producer, and editing. Rakesh was born as the child of Roshan (music director) on September 6th, 1949 in Bombay, Bombay State, India.


Roshan was a music director and composer. He was most active from 1948 to 1967. Roshan was given the name Roshanlal Nagrath on July 14th, 1917. He died on November 16th, 1967.

Susan Roshan

Susan Roshan is a pop music, rhythm, blues, dance music, and rock music songwriter and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 1990. Susan was born Susan Roshan on September 23rd, 1967 in Tehran.

Maer Roshan

Maer was born on August 13th, 1967.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roshan U.S.
  White 51.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 19.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roshan

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

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Fun Facts about the name Roshan

  • How Popular is the name Roshan? Roshan is the 7,706th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roshan was the 48,160th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roshan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,720 babies born with the first name Roshan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roshan 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 Roshan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Roshan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roshan is Wednesday, October 23rd, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Roshan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roshan was in 2010 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Roshan Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roshan is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Roshan: The name spelled backwards is Nahsor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sronah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roshan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 439 people with the last name Roshan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roshan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roshan as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Roshan name meaning

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