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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ishaan

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  • A user from India says the name Ishaan is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Ishaan is a Hindu name of Sanskrit origin and one of the names given to the deity Shiva (the Supreme Being within one of the major branches of Hinduism). Isana finds its roots in "Isha" which is the Sanskrit word for "lord, master" as in all powerful and all knowing. In one manifestation of the god, Shiva is often depicted as having five heads representing Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Sky which together symbolize the universe - the fifth head faces in a skyward direction. The term Ishanya-disha indicates the "northeastern" direction which is also embodied by the Isana manifestation of Shiva - representing knowledge and peace as well as prosperity and wealth. It could be said that Ishaan is the guardian of this sacred direction where the god resides. There are similar names in the Arabic and Persian languages which are said to mean God's grace and teacher, respectively".

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Ishaan

Ishaan Dev is a singer, music producer, composer, television presenter, programmer, and percussionist. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Ishaan was given the name ShaanMon .


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 5 0 5
1992 5 0 5
1994 5 0 5
1995 10 0 10
1996 5 0 5
1997 8 0 8
1998 10 0 10
1999 29 0 29
2000 49 0 49
2001 80 0 80
2002 68 0 68
2003 62 0 62
2004 92 0 92
2005 104 0 104
2006 130 0 130
2007 140 0 140
2008 249 0 249
2009 242 0 242
2010 258 0 258
2011 274 0 274
2012 234 0 234
2013 271 0 271
2014 280 0 280
2015 233 0 233
2016 242 0 242
2017 231 0 231

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Popularity of Ishaan as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Ishaan

  • How Popular is the name Ishaan? Ishaan is the 4,915th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ishaan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,316 babies born with the first name Ishaan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ishaan to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ishaan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Ishaan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ishaan was in 2014 with a total of 280 babies.
  • Random Ishaan Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ishaan is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 19 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Ishaan: Your name in reverse order is Naahsi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Saanhi. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ishaan born Dec 5, 1994

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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