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 Chawla

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From Sanskrit चावल (cāvala, “Rice”).

  1. A kshatriya Punjabi surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Chawla

Kalpana Chawla is an astronaut.


Juhi Chawla is an actress, film producer, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Juhi was born on November 13th, 1967 in Ambala.


Bhumika Chawla is an actress and former model. She has been prominent since 2000. Bhumika was given the name Rachna Chawla on August 21st, 1978 in New Delhi, India. Bhumika is also known as Rachna Chawla (birth name), Gudiya (nickname), and Bhoomika (also credited as).


Surveen Chawla is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to 2008. Surveen was born in Chandigarh.


Isha Chawla is an actress. Isha was born Isha Chawla on March 6th, 1988 in Delhi, India. Isha is also known as Iisha.


Keerthi Chawla is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Keerthi was born Keerthi Chawla on December 9th, 1981 in Andhra Pradesh, India.


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Popularity of Chawla as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chawla U.S.
  White 4.27% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 92.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chawla

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

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Fun Facts about the name Chawla

  • How Popular is the name Chawla? As a last name Chawla was the 13,612th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Chawla? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Chawla was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Chawla: Your name in reverse order is Alwahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laachw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chawla? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,226 people with the last name Chawla.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chawla? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chawla as their last name since less than 1 person in 133k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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