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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Devi

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun De"vi
; fem. of Deva. A goddess.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Hindu mother goddess; supreme power in the universe; wife or embodiment of the female energy of Siva having both beneficent and malevolent forms or aspects
Wiktionary

From Sanskrit देवी (devī́, “goddess, female deity”).

  1. (Hinduism) Shakti, the female aspect of the divine, as conceptualized by the Shakta tradition of Hinduism. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect, which represents consciousness or discrimination, remains impotent and void.
  2. A title put at the end of any female deity's name within Hinduism (e.g. Lakshmi Devi, Saraswati Devi, Kali Devi).
  3. A female given name used in India.

Notable Persons Named Devi

Devi Sri Prasad is a music composer, singer, director, and composer. He plays Vocals, Keyboard, Shehnai, Piano, Drums, Synthesizer, Mandolin, and Pump organ. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Devi was born in Vedurupaka, Andhra Pradesh, India. Devi is also known as DSP.

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Devi Prasad Shetty is a medician. He has been prominent since 1983. Devi was born on May 8th, 1953 in Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Mysore State, India.

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Devi Prasad Tripathi is an MP-Rajya Sabha. Devi was born on January 6th, 1954.

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Devi Nampiaparampil is a physician, journalist, and actor. She was most active from 2002 to present. Devi was given the name Devi Elizabeth Nampiaparampil on May 13th, 1977 in New York City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Devi

Rudrama Devi is royalty.

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Phoolan Devi was a dacoit, politician, dacoity, and dacoit(bandit). Phoolan was born on August 10th, 1963 in Ghura Ka Purwa, Uttar Pradesh, India. Phoolan is also known as Bandit Queen. She died on July 25th, 2001.

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Shakuntala Devi was a social worker. Shakuntala was born on November 4th, 1929 in Bengaluru, India. She passed away on April 21st, 2013.

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Mahasweta Devi is a writer. Her ongoing career started in 1956. Mahasweta was born on January 14th, 1926 in Dhaka.

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B. Saroja Devi is an actress. She has been prominent since 1955. B. was born on January 7th, 1942 in Bangalore.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1952 5 5 0
1955 7 7 0
1956 5 5 0
1958 6 6 0
1960 8 8 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 14 14 0
1963 11 11 0
1964 7 7 0
1965 16 16 0
1966 11 11 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 12 12 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 12 12 0
1971 5 5 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 6 6 0
1975 8 8 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 9 9 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 9 9 0
1982 9 9 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 16 16 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 9 9 0
1988 8 8 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 8 8 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 12 12 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 11 11 0
1997 15 15 0
1998 23 23 0
1999 8 8 0
2000 11 11 0
2001 7 7 0
2002 15 15 0
2003 17 17 0
2004 24 24 0
2005 17 17 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 21 21 0
2008 16 16 0
2009 27 27 0
2010 22 22 0
2011 28 28 0
2012 20 20 0
2013 16 16 0
2014 14 14 0
2015 19 19 0
2016 15 15 0
2017 18 18 0

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Popularity of Devi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Devi U.S.
  White 4.67% 64.26%
  African American 1.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 85.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Devi

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Fun Facts about the name Devi

  • How Popular is the name Devi? Devi is the 12,954th most popular name of all time. As a last name Devi was the 18,068th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Devi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 723 babies born with the first name Devi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Devi to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Devi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Devi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Devi is Monday, April 10th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Devi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Devi was in 2011 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Devi Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Devi is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Devi: Your name in reverse order is Ived. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evdi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Devi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,543 people with the last name Devi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Devi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Devi as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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