Karthik

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
401
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Karthik mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Karthik

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Karthik is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Karthik or Kartik (most common south indian name in languages like Kannada,Tamil,Malayalam .. etc) is an Indian masculine given name, and may refer to: Kartikeya, the brother of Ganesha in Hindu mythology. Kartik (Nepali calendar), the seventh month in the Nepali calendar.".
  • A user from India says the name Karthik is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Sun of shiv".
  • A user from Singapore says the name Karthik is of Unknown origin and means "Commander of Gods Army".
  • A user from India says the name Karthik is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "According to Hindu religion Son of lord Shiva".
  • A user from India says the name Karthik is of Unknown origin and means "Kindly add Tamil language in ur dropdown. Karthik means one of the Tamil month karthigai".
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Alt. Meaning

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for rich, in the love from others

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

I is for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

K is for kindness, you always show.

Notable Persons Named Karthik

Karthi is a film actor. He has been prominent since 2007. Karthi was given the name Karthik Sivakumar by his parent Sivakumar on May 25th, 1977 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. Karthi is also known as Karthi.

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Karthik is a film actor, playback singer, politician, and actor. He has been prominent since 1981. Karthik was given the name Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman by his parent R. Muthuraman on September 13th, 1960 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Karthik Subbaraj is a film director, screenwriter, and actor. His ongoing career started in 2012. Karthik was born in Madurai, India. Karthik is also known as karthi-suburaj.

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Karthik Kumar is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Karthik was born on November 21st, 1977 in Chennai, India. Karthik is also known as sudharshan.

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Karthik Raja is a film composer, musician, music director, singer, piano artist, keyboard artist, and film score. He was most prominent from 1996 to present. Karthik was born on June 29th, 1973.

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Karthik Jayaram is an actor and engineer. His ongoing career started in 2009. Karthik was born on May 1st, 1979. Karthik is also known as Jayaram Karthik, JK, and J. Karthik.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Karthik

Karthik is a film actor, playback singer, politician, and actor. He has been prominent since 1981. Karthik was given the name Murali Karthikeyan Muthuraman by his parent R. Muthuraman on September 13th, 1960 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Gautham Karthik is an actor. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Gautham was born as the child of Karthik (actor) on September 12th, 1989 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Dinesh was born on June 1st, 1985 in Chennai.

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Murali Karthik is a cricketer. Murali was born on September 11th, 1976 in Chennai.

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Sai Karthik is a film score musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2008.

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T. M. Karthik is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2007.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 5 0 5
1981 8 0 8
1982 6 0 6
1984 9 0 9
1985 8 0 8
1986 7 0 7
1987 11 0 11
1988 12 0 12
1989 10 0 10
1990 9 0 9
1991 12 0 12
1992 14 0 14
1993 16 0 16
1994 24 0 24
1995 16 0 16
1996 23 0 23
1997 30 0 30
1998 38 0 38
1999 38 0 38
2000 41 0 41
2001 45 0 45
2002 52 0 52
2003 45 0 45
2004 41 0 41
2005 44 0 44
2006 57 0 57
2007 62 0 62
2008 57 0 57
2009 56 0 56
2010 79 0 79
2011 59 0 59
2012 69 0 69
2013 64 0 64
2014 63 0 63
2015 56 0 56
2016 57 0 57
2017 41 0 41

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Popularity of Karthik as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karthik U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karthik

People with the last name Karthik are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Karthik

  • How Popular is the name Karthik? Karthik is the 9,027th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karthik was the 51,830th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karthik have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,284 babies born with the first name Karthik in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karthik to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karthik? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Karthik first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karthik is Saturday, June 30th, 1973.
  • What year had the most people named Karthik born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karthik was in 2010 with a total of 79 babies.
  • Random Karthik Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karthik is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 14 babies in California have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Karthik: Your name in reverse order is Kihtrak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahrtkki. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karthik? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 401 people with the last name Karthik.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karthik? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Karthik as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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