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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Anurag

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  • A submission from India says the name Anurag means "Love" and is of Sanskrit origin.
  • According to a user from India, the name Anurag is of Hindi origin and means "Love".
  • A submission from India says the name Anurag means "Love" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from India says the name Anurag means "Love" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.

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From Sanskrit अनुराग (Anurag, “a higher love, as of music or art”).

  1. A male given name used by many people in or from India.

Notable Persons Named Anurag

Anurag Kashyap is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He was most active from 1997 to present. Anurag was given the name Anurag Singh Kashyap on September 10th, 1972 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Anurag Basu is a director and writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Anurag was born on May 8th, 1974 in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India.


Anurag Thakur is a politician, president, and secretary. Anurag was born on October 24th, 1974.




Anu Garg is a non-fiction writer. Anu was given the name Anurag Garg on April 5th, 1967 in Meerut.


Fun Facts about the name Anurag

  • How Popular is the name Anurag? Anurag is the 24,279th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Anurag have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 244 babies born with the first name Anurag in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anurag to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anurag? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Anurag born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anurag was in 2006 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Anurag Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anurag is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Anurag: Your name in reverse order is Garuna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naruga. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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