First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Banu

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Banu is of Persian origin and means "Lady".
  • A user from India says the name Banu is of Unknown origin and means "Sun".

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Banu

Banu was born on July 18th, 1955.


Banu was born on April 1st, 1959.


Banu was born in 795. She breathed her last breath in 838.


Banu was born in 1969.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Banu

Saira Banu is an actress. She was most prominent from 1961 to 1986. Saira was given the name Sayra Banu on August 23rd, 1944 in Mussoorie. Saira is also known as Saira Bano.


Shaheen Banu is an actress. Shaheen was born Shaheen Banu in India.


Naseem Banu was an actress. She was most prominent from 1935 to 1957. Naseem was given the name Roshana on July 4th, 1916 in Delhi. She breathed her last breath on June 18th, 2002.


She holds the title Shahzadi of the Mughal Empire and Shahzadiof theMughal Empire. Bakshi was born as the child of Humayun in Lahore.


Salma was given the name Salma Rasheeda Akhtar Banu by her parents Mohammed Ikramullah and Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah on August 11th, 1937 in London. She breathed her last breath on December 30th, 2003.


Gulzar was born in 1963.


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Popularity of Banu as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Banu U.S.
  White 16.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Banu

People with the last name Banu are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Banu

  • How Popular is the name Banu? As a last name Banu was the 39,555th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Banu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Banu is Friday, December 2nd, 1910.
  • How unique is the name Banu? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Banu. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Banu: Your name in reverse order is Unab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Baun. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Banu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 556 people with the last name Banu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Banu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Banu as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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