Chandra

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chandra

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  • A user from Nepal says the name Chandra is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "The moon".
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  • From Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá, “moon”)
  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Chandra

OSHO was an artist in the field of spirituality. OSHO was given the name Chandra Mohan Jain on December 11th, 1931 in Kuchwada Village, Bareli Tehsil, Raisen Distt. Bhopal State, British India. He left this life on January 19th, 1990.

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Chandra Shekhar Azad was a revolutionary, resistance movement, activism, revolutionary leader, freedom fighter, and political activist. Chandra was given the name Chandra Shekhar Tiwari on July 23rd, 1906 in Bhavra. Chandra is also known as Azad. He breathed his last breath on February 27th, 1931.

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Chandra Levy is an intern and internship. Chandra was given the name Chandra Ann Levy on April 14th, 1977 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

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Chandra Wilson is an actress, singer, and actor. She has been prominent since 1989. Chandra was given the name Chandra Danette Wilson on August 27th, 1969 in Houston.

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi was a farmer and craftsman. Chandra was born on November 30th, 1939 in Kalimati, Salyan District, Nepal. He passed away on September 3rd, 2015.

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Chandra Shekhar Singh was an 8th Prime Minister of India. Chandra was born on July 1st, 1927 in Ibrahimpatti, Ballia, United Provinces, British India. He left this life on July 8th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chandra

Subhash Chandra is a founder, chairman of essel group, chairman, and founder andchairmanofessel group. Subhash was born on November 30th, 1950 in Hisar (city).

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Neetu Chandra is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She has been prominent since 2005. Neetu was born on June 20th, 1979 in Patna, Bihar, India. Neetu is also known as Nitu Chandra.

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Adivi Sesh is an actor, director, and writer. He was most active from 2010 to present. Adivi was given the name Adivi Sesh Sunny Chandra in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Sreeram Chandra is a playback singer musician. His ongoing career started in 2008. Sreeram was given the name Sreerama Chandra Mynampati on January 19th, 1988 in Andhra Pradesh, India. Sreeram is also known as Chandu and Rock star..

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Melanie Chandra is a model and actress. She has been prominent since 2008. Melanie was given the name Melanie Kannokada on February 28th, 1986 in Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.

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Sayantani Ghosh Chandra is a model (people), television, actor, dance, model, tvactress, and dancer. She was most active from 2002 to present. Sayantani was born on September 6th, 1985 in Kolkata.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1935 6 6 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 6 6 0
1947 10 10 0
1948 11 11 0
1949 12 12 0
1950 19 19 0
1951 17 17 0
1952 16 16 0
1953 28 28 0
1954 57 57 0
1955 79 79 0
1956 113 113 0
1957 164 164 0
1958 233 233 0
1959 181 181 0
1960 153 153 0
1961 187 187 0
1962 187 187 0
1963 229 229 0
1964 258 258 0
1965 285 285 0
1966 349 349 0
1967 405 405 0
1968 483 483 0
1969 615 607 8
1970 695 695 0
1971 689 683 6
1972 667 660 7
1973 658 653 5
1974 713 713 0
1975 753 747 6
1976 691 682 9
1977 664 664 0
1978 651 645 6
1979 556 556 0
1980 573 573 0
1981 539 539 0
1982 483 478 5
1983 461 461 0
1984 438 429 9
1985 409 409 0
1986 398 398 0
1987 365 365 0
1988 338 338 0
1989 294 294 0
1990 280 280 0
1991 250 250 0
1992 199 199 0
1993 182 182 0
1994 151 151 0
1995 137 137 0
1996 130 125 5
1997 105 105 0
1998 118 118 0
1999 82 82 0
2000 76 76 0
2001 82 82 0
2002 52 52 0
2003 59 59 0
2004 41 41 0
2005 43 43 0
2006 39 39 0
2007 29 29 0
2008 22 22 0
2009 23 23 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 18 18 0
2012 10 10 0
2013 13 13 0
2014 6 6 0
2015 7 7 0
2017 16 16 0

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Popularity of Chandra as a first name

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Popularity of Chandra as a last name

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Common last names for Chandra

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Common first names for Chandra

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chandra U.S.
  White 4.91% 64.26%
  African American 1.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 84.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chandra

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

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Fun Facts about the name Chandra

  • How Popular is the name Chandra? Chandra is the 1,813th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chandra was the 8,977th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chandra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,322 babies born with the first name Chandra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chandra to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chandra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Chandra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chandra is Tuesday, May 14th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Chandra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chandra was in 1975 with a total of 747 babies.
  • Random Chandra Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chandra is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Chandra: Your name in reverse order is Ardnahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhacdna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chandra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,645 people with the last name Chandra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chandra? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Chandra as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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