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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Arnav

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from India, the name Arnav means "Ocean or Sea".
  • A user from India says the name Arnav is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Sea ocean".
  • According to a user from India, the name Arnav is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Fire".
  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Arnav is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "The ocean".
  • According to a user from India, the name Arnav is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Ocean".
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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Arnav

Arnav Srivastav is a composer and producer. His ongoing career started in 2007. Arnav was born Arnav Srivastav on April 16th, 1988 in Mumbai.


How popular is the baby name Arnav in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1991 5 0 5
1994 7 0 7
1995 8 0 8
1996 11 0 11
1997 10 0 10
1998 21 0 21
1999 28 0 28
2000 41 0 41
2001 70 0 70
2002 107 0 107
2003 158 0 158
2004 194 0 194
2005 179 0 179
2006 199 0 199
2007 205 0 205
2008 203 0 203
2009 241 0 241
2010 216 0 216
2011 249 0 249
2012 243 0 243
2013 229 0 229
2014 242 0 242
2015 103 0 103
2016 126 0 126
2017 92 0 92
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

Where is the name Arnav popular?

International Interest for Arnav

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Arnav as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Arnav

  • How Popular is the name Arnav? Arnav is the 5,030th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Arnav have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,187 babies born with the first name Arnav in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arnav to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arnav? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Arnav born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arnav was in 2011 with a total of 249 babies.
  • Random Arnav Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arnav is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Arnav: Your name in reverse order is Vanra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vraan. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Arnav born Jun 28, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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