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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Babu

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  • According to a user from India, the name Babu is of English origin and means "Babu puppala".
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  1. Used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'

From Hindi बाबू (bābū).

  1. A Hindu title of respect, equivalent to Mr.; hence, a Hindu gentleman or official.

babu was also found in the following language(s): Indonesian, Lower Sorbian, Shabo, Swahili, Veps, and Yindjibarndi

Notable Persons Named Babu

Babu Antony is an actor, film director, film actor, and director. His ongoing career started in 1986. Babu was born in Ponkunnam. Babu is also known as Bob Antony.


Babu Chiri Sherpa was a sherpa mountaineer and guide. Babu was born on June 22nd, 1965 in Taksindu, Solukhumbu District, Nepal. He breathed his last breath on April 29th, 2001.


Babu Baral was an actor and comedian. His career lasted from 1982 to 2011. Babu was given the name Ayub Akhtar in 1964 in Ghakhar Mandi. He passed away on April 16th, 2011.


Babu Namboothiri is a chemistry professor, actor, and film actor. He has been prominent since 1982.



Babu Janardhanan is a screenwriter and film director. He has been prominent since 1990. Babu was born Babu Janardhanan in Changanassery, Kerala, India.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Babu

Mahesh Babu is a film actor. He was most active from 1979 to 1990. Mahesh was given the name Mahesh Ghattamaneni by his parent Krishna (actor) on August 9th, 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Pawan Kalyan is an actor and politician. Pawan was given the name Konidela Kalyan Babu on September 2nd, 1971 in Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India.


His ongoing career started in 1989. Jagapati was given the name Veeramachaneni Jagapati Rao Chowdary by his parent V. B. Rajendra Prasad on February 12th, 1962 in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Mohan Babu is an actor, director, producer, educationalist, politician, social worker, and philanthropist. He has had major accomplishments since 1975. Mohan was born in Modhugulapalem, Madras State, India.


Daggubati Suresh Babu is a film producer.


Allu Aravind is a film producer. Allu was given the name Allu Aravind Babu by his parent Allu Rama Lingaiah on January 10th, 1949.


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Popularity of Babu as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Babu U.S.
  White 4.81% 64.26%
  African American 2.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 88.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Babu

People with the last name Babu are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Babu

  • How Popular is the name Babu? As a last name Babu was the 18,478th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Babu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Babu is Thursday, October 9th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Babu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Babu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Babu: Your name in reverse order is Ubab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abub. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Babu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,496 people with the last name Babu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Babu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Babu as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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