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Sanskrit गोपाल (gó-pālá)

  1. A name of the Hindu god Krishna.
  2. A male given name used in India, also anglicised as Gopal.

Notable Persons Named Gopala

Mani Ratnam is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Mani was given the name Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam on June 2nd, 1955.


Gopala Krishna Goswami is a religious. Gopala was born on August 14th, 1944 in New Delhi.


Gopala was born in 1721. He breathed his last breath in 1769.


Gopala is royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 750 to 770.


Gopala Ramanujam was a President Indian National Trade Union Congress, Governor of Odisha, PresidentIndian National Trade Union Congress, and List of governors of Odisha. Gopala was born on May 28th, 1915 in Ramanathapuram. He died on June 26th, 2001.


Gopala Chandra Praharaj was a lawyer, linguist, writer, and linguistics. Gopala was born on September 9th, 1874. He died on May 16th, 1945.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gopala

Gopala is royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 750 to 770.


Fun Facts about the name Gopala

  • When was the first name Gopala first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gopala is Friday, June 15th, 1923.
  • How unique is the name Gopala? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gopala. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gopala: Your name in reverse order is Alapog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Palgoa. How do you pronounce that?

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