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Kiran

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4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
387
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kiran

"Kiran" is a name of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Ray of Light". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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From Sanskrit, meaning a "ray of light".

  1. A male given name used by Hindus.
  2. A female given name used by Hindus and Sikhs.

Notable Persons Named Kiran

Kiran Bedi is an office holder. Kiran was born on June 9th, 1949 in Amritsar.

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Kiran Rao is a director, producer, and screenwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Kiran was born on November 7th, 1973 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Kiran Rathod is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Kiran was born on January 11th, 1981 in Jaipur, India.

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a founder & chairperson of biocon, biocon, and founder & chairperson ofbiocon. Kiran was given the name Kiran Mazumdar on March 23rd, 1953 in Bangalore, India.

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Kiran More is a cricketer. Kiran was born on September 4th, 1962 in Baroda, Gujarat, India.

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Kiran Kumar is a film actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to present. Kiran was given the name Deepak Dar on October 20th, 1954 in Mumbai.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kiran

Leelavathi is an actress, film producer, writer, and philanthropist. She has been prominent since 1958. Leelavathi was given the name Leela Kiran in 1938 in Mangalore, Madras Presidency , British India.

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Usha Kiran was an actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 2000. Usha was born on April 22nd, 1929 in Hyderabad. She passed away on March 9th, 2000.

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Uday Kiran was an actor. Uday was given the name Vajpeyajula Uday Kiran on June 26th, 1980 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He breathed his last breath on January 5th, 2014.

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Sai Kiran is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Sai was born as the child of V. Ramakrishna on May 8th, 1978 in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1966 7 7 0
1968 8 8 0
1970 17 9 8
1971 5 5 0
1972 8 8 0
1973 10 5 5
1974 18 11 7
1975 34 24 10
1976 27 12 15
1977 31 17 14
1978 21 6 15
1979 34 20 14
1980 39 22 17
1981 37 22 15
1982 42 25 17
1983 39 23 16
1984 33 18 15
1985 32 19 13
1986 44 33 11
1987 28 21 7
1988 47 31 16
1989 47 35 12
1990 38 27 11
1991 58 38 20
1992 50 25 25
1993 58 28 30
1994 68 43 25
1995 65 43 22
1996 90 53 37
1997 71 37 34
1998 106 61 45
1999 116 55 61
2000 108 57 51
2001 111 58 53
2002 148 77 71
2003 145 64 81
2004 154 67 87
2005 158 71 87
2006 163 73 90
2007 164 76 88
2008 198 79 119
2009 176 60 116
2010 141 39 102
2011 146 44 102
2012 161 42 119
2013 151 37 114
2014 135 38 97
2015 156 32 124
2016 137 33 104

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Popularity of Kiran as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kiran U.S.
  White 24.55% 64.26%
  African American 1.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 68.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.84% 16.26%

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People with the last name Kiran are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Kiran

  • How Popular is the name Kiran? Kiran is the 4,374th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kiran was the 53,419th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kiran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,880 babies born with the first name Kiran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kiran 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 Kiran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kiran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kiran is Monday, August 12th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Kiran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kiran was in 2015 with a total of 124 babies.
  • Random Kiran Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kiran is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Kiran: Your name in reverse order is Narik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rkina. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kiran? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 387 people with the last name Kiran.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kiran? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kiran as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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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