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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 Durrani

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  • A submission from Pakistan says the name Durrani means "Durrani derives from dur-e-duran. This means pearl of the pearls." and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from Canada says the name Durrani is of Persian origin and means "Durrani is derived from Durr-e-Durran: meaning: Perl-of-Perls or Leader-of-Leaders.".
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Pashto دراني

  1. A prominent Sarbani Pashtun tribal confederation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, anciently known as the Abdali.

Notable Persons Named Durrani

Durrani was born in 1922. He passed away in 2007.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Durrani

Ahmad Shah Durrani was royalty. He holds the title Durr-i-Durrani, Shah, and Durr-i-Durrani ("pearl of pearls"). His most notable accomplishments were from 1747 to 1772. Ahmad was born in Herat. He passed away on October 16th, 1772.


He holds the title King of Greater Afghanistan and List of monarchs of Afghanistan. He was most active from 1772 to 1793. Timur was born as the child of Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1748. He passed away on May 18th, 1793.


Shuja Shah Durrani is a monarch. He holds the title Emir of Afghanistan and List of monarchs of Afghanistan. He was most active from 1803 to 1809.


Zaman Shah Durrani is a monarch. He holds the title King of Afghanistan and Afghanistan. He was most prominent from 1793 to 1800.


Mahmud Shah Durrani is a monarch. He holds the title King of Afghanistan and List of monarchs of Afghanistan. He was most prominent from 1801 to 1803.


Babar Khan is an actor. Babar was given the name Babar Khan Durrani in Lahore.


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Popularity of Durrani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Durrani U.S.
  White 14.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 71.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 10.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Durrani

People with the last name Durrani are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Durrani

  • How Popular is the name Durrani? Durrani is the 77,368th most popular name of all time. As a last name Durrani was the 36,900th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Durrani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8 babies born with the first name Durrani in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Durrani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2016 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Durrani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Durrani is Monday, June 19th, 1922.
  • What year had the most people named Durrani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Durrani was in 2016 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Durrani: Your name in reverse order is Inarrud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Audrirn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Durrani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 605 people with the last name Durrani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Durrani? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Durrani as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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