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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi, a Hindu nationalist and religious leader, who preached non-violent resistance to oppression.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of passive resistance (1869-1948)
  2. Daughter of Nehru who served as prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 (1917-1984)
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From Gujarati ગાંધી (gā̃dhī).

  1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement, and proponent of nonviolence.
  2. A surname​ used by Hindu, Jain, Parsi and Sikh people throughout India.

Gandhi was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Gandhi

Maître Gims is a rapping, pop music, and contemporary r&b rapping and singing. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. Maître was given the name Gandhi Djuna on May 6th, 1986 in Kinshasa. Maître is also known as Gims, Meugui, Meugiwarano, Me-Gui, and Mugiwarano.

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Gandhi Krishna is a director.

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Gandhi Vega is an athlete for the Irapuato F.C., Tecos F.C., Club Necaxa, Club León, Colibríes de Morelos, Club Zacatepec, Correcaminos UAT, Alacranes de Durango, Venados F.C., and Cruz Azul Hidalgo. Gandhi was born on April 29th, 1977 in Torreón.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gandhi

Mahatma was given the name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar. Mahatma is also known as Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu, and Gandhiji. He left this life on January 30th, 1948.

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Indira Gandhi was a 3rd Prime Minister of India, Minister of External Affairs, Minister of Defence, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Finance, Minister of Information, Broadcasting, Minister of External Affairs (India), Minister of Defence (India), Minister of Home Aff. Indira was born on November 19th, 1917 in Allahabad. She breathed her last breath on October 31st, 1984.

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Rajiv Gandhi was a Member of Parliament, for Amethi, 6th Prime Minister of India, Leader of the Opposition, President of the Indian National Congress, Member ofParliament, forAmethi, and Leader of the Opposition (India). Rajiv was born on August 20th, 1944 in Mumbai. He died on May 21st, 1991.

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Sonia Gandhi is a Chairperson of the National Advisory Council, Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, President of the Indian National Congress, Member of Parliament, for Rae Bareli, for Amethi, Chairperson of theNational Advisory Council, Chairperson of theUnite. Sonia was born on December 9th, 1946 in Lusiana, Veneto, Italy.

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Rahul Gandhi is a Vice-President of the Indian National Congress, Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress, Chairperson of the National Students Union, General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, Member of Parliament, for Amethi, Vice-President of theIndian National. Rahul was born on June 19th, 1970.

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Feroze Gandhi was an office holder. Feroze was born on September 12th, 1912 in Mumbai. He breathed his last breath on September 8th, 1960.

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Popularity of Gandhi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gandhi U.S.
  White 1.92% 64.26%
  African American 0.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gandhi

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Fun Facts about the name Gandhi

  • How Popular is the name Gandhi? As a last name Gandhi was the 5,199th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gandhi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gandhi is Tuesday, August 28th, 1928.
  • How unique is the name Gandhi? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gandhi. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gandhi: Your name in reverse order is Ihdnag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aihdgn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gandhi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,721 people with the last name Gandhi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gandhi? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Gandhi as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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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