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Pooja

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Indian (Sanskrit)
  • Meaning: Prayer
  • #6562 All Time
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How popular is the name "Pooja" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 8 8 0
1977 15 15 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 26 26 0
1980 20 20 0
1981 27 27 0
1982 26 26 0
1983 32 32 0
1984 43 43 0
1985 41 41 0
1986 39 39 0
1987 45 45 0
1988 47 47 0
1989 49 49 0
1990 56 56 0
1991 77 77 0
1992 104 104 0
1993 94 94 0
1994 100 100 0
1995 91 91 0
1996 113 113 0
1997 117 117 0
1998 91 91 0
1999 114 114 0
2000 78 78 0
2001 68 68 0
2002 71 71 0
2003 70 70 0
2004 53 53 0
2005 56 56 0
2006 35 35 0
2007 27 27 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 16 16 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 8 8 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 10 10 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Pooja? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,957 babies born with the name Pooja in the United States. That's more than enough Poojas to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Pooja" was in 1997 with a total of 117 babies.

According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Pooja" is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 10 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of only 56 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Pooja popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Pooja in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Pooja" mean? The list below shows the origins of Pooja as well as things modernly associated with the name Pooja such as celebrities named Pooja.

Indian (Sanskrit)

Origin and Meaning of Pooja

The name "Pooja" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Prayer". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

P is for please, the way you always do.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

J is for jubilant, the upbeat you!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Your name in reverse order is "Ajoop". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Opoja". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Pooja born Nov 19, 1996

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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