India

First Name
22k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
107
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of India

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun In"di*a
A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.

Etymology: See Indian

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Wiktionary

From Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós, “Indus River”), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš) (Persian هند (hend)) from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu, “a river, stream”).

  1. A country in South Asia, official name Republic of India, and its territory.
  2. (chiefly historical, proscribed in modern use) An area of land in Southern Asia, traditionally delimited by the Himalayas and the Indus river; the Indian subcontinent.
  3. (historical, often "British India") A territory of the British Empire, chiefly comprising the modern day countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma.
  4. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

India was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Asturian, Dutch, Faroese, Fiji Hindi, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latin, Malagasy, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Swahili

Notable Persons Named India

India was born on April 26th, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

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India Eisley is an actress. She was most active from 2003 to present. India was born India Eisley on October 29th, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, US.

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India Arie is a singer, songwriter, actress, musician, and record producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. India was given the name India Arie Simpson by her parent Ralph Simpson on October 3rd, 1975 in Denver. India is also known as India.Arie.

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India de Beaufort is an actress and singer-songwriter. She was most active from 2003 to present. India was given the name India Beaufort Lloyd on June 27th, 1987 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK. India is also known as India Beau, Lloyd, and India Beaufort.

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India Hicks is a founder & creative director at india hicks and inc. India was given the name India Amanda Caroline Hicks by her parents David Nightingale Hicks and Lady Pamela Hicks on September 5th, 1967 in London.

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India Ennenga is an actress. She was most active from 1998 to 1998. India was born on November 16th, 1994 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name India

Rockline Venkatesh is a film producer, kannada film actor, director, and businessman. He was most active from 2004 to 2013. Rockline was given the name Bangalore, India .

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La India is a freestyle music, salsa music, latin pop, house music, and nuyorican soul singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. La was given the name Linda Viera Caballero on March 9th, 1969 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. La is also known as India and La Princesa de Salsa.

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Dimple Chopade is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Dimple was given the name Pune, Maharashtra, India . Dimple is also known as Dimple Chopda and Dimple Chopra.

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Shirish Saraf is an investor, banker, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, and banker andentrepreneur. Shirish was given the name Mumbai, India on October 12th, 1967.

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Bernardino was born in 1528. He passed away in 1590.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 12 0
1881 16 16 0
1882 16 16 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 20 20 0
1885 14 14 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 10 10 0
1888 18 18 0
1889 17 17 0
1890 22 22 0
1891 13 13 0
1892 32 32 0
1893 18 18 0
1894 11 11 0
1895 22 22 0
1896 27 27 0
1897 16 16 0
1898 16 16 0
1899 19 19 0
1900 18 18 0
1901 16 16 0
1902 16 16 0
1903 16 16 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 17 17 0
1906 16 16 0
1907 16 16 0
1908 9 9 0
1909 15 15 0
1910 19 19 0
1911 20 20 0
1912 18 18 0
1913 25 25 0
1914 33 33 0
1915 33 33 0
1916 29 29 0
1917 26 26 0
1918 28 28 0
1919 33 33 0
1920 30 30 0
1921 32 32 0
1922 39 39 0
1923 27 27 0
1924 24 24 0
1925 35 35 0
1926 34 34 0
1927 25 25 0
1928 22 22 0
1929 21 21 0
1930 17 17 0
1931 16 16 0
1932 13 13 0
1933 14 14 0
1934 17 17 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 16 16 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 17 17 0
1939 10 10 0
1940 22 22 0
1941 31 31 0
1942 23 23 0
1943 31 31 0
1944 17 17 0
1945 21 21 0
1946 25 25 0
1947 20 20 0
1948 32 32 0
1949 28 28 0
1950 27 27 0
1951 31 31 0
1952 31 31 0
1953 42 42 0
1954 53 53 0
1955 52 52 0
1956 45 45 0
1957 46 46 0
1958 49 49 0
1959 48 48 0
1960 41 41 0
1961 40 40 0
1962 31 31 0
1963 29 29 0
1964 27 27 0
1965 34 34 0
1966 39 39 0
1967 42 42 0
1968 32 32 0
1969 41 41 0
1970 192 192 0
1971 249 249 0
1972 194 194 0
1973 140 140 0
1974 106 106 0
1975 151 151 0
1976 134 134 0
1977 159 159 0
1978 129 129 0
1979 157 157 0
1980 134 134 0
1981 178 178 0
1982 141 141 0
1983 178 178 0
1984 329 329 0
1985 759 754 5
1986 603 603 0
1987 530 530 0
1988 498 498 0
1989 452 443 9
1990 507 500 7
1991 615 615 0
1992 669 663 6
1993 659 659 0
1994 616 616 0
1995 598 598 0
1996 668 668 0
1997 602 602 0
1998 514 514 0
1999 677 677 0
2000 723 723 0
2001 1,049 1,049 0
2002 978 978 0
2003 741 741 0
2004 615 615 0
2005 612 612 0
2006 522 522 0
2007 430 430 0
2008 353 353 0
2009 335 335 0
2010 261 261 0
2011 251 251 0
2012 204 204 0
2013 259 259 0
2014 226 226 0
2015 262 262 0
2016 262 262 0
2017 300 300 0

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Popularity of India as a first name

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Popularity of India as a last name

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Common last names for India

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  • Davis
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity India U.S.
  White 72.90% 64.26%
  African American 6.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name India

People with the last name India are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name India

  • How Popular is the name India? India is the 1,614th most popular name of all time. As a last name India was the 152,628th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name India have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,154 babies born with the first name India in the United States. That's more than enough people named India to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named India? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was India first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name India is Tuesday, September 8th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named India born? The highest recorded use of the first name India was in 2001 with a total of 1,049 babies. That's a lot of babies named India!
  • Random India Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name India ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 11 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name India: Your name in reverse order is Aidni. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Diian. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name India? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 107 people with the last name India.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of India? India is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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