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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 5 0 5
1958 5 5 0
1959 5 5 0
1960 15 9 6
1961 10 5 5
1962 5 5 0
1965 12 6 6
1966 12 5 7
1967 21 11 10
1968 29 19 10
1969 35 26 9
1970 51 36 15
1971 92 65 27
1972 68 50 18
1973 60 46 14
1974 55 47 8
1975 53 39 14
1976 44 29 15
1977 48 32 16
1978 46 26 20
1979 36 21 15
1980 41 30 11
1981 34 19 15
1982 35 21 14
1983 32 18 14
1984 45 27 18
1985 31 17 14
1986 44 25 19
1987 52 36 16
1988 36 25 11
1989 56 36 20
1990 63 36 27
1991 75 52 23
1992 69 38 31
1993 63 38 25
1994 73 44 29
1995 72 40 32
1996 80 49 31
1997 93 46 47
1998 105 54 51
1999 105 55 50
2000 84 41 43
2001 93 36 57
2002 104 51 53
2003 105 40 65
2004 116 38 78
2005 105 46 59
2006 101 31 70
2007 123 38 85
2008 108 38 70
2009 100 26 74
2010 91 25 66
2011 99 30 69
2012 106 27 79
2013 92 28 64
2014 93 26 67
2015 93 25 68

Fun Facts about the name Krishna

  • How many people with the first name Krishna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,524 babies born with the first name Krishna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Krishna 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 Krishna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Krishna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Krishna is Saturday, August 6th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Krishna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Krishna was in 2007 with a total of 85 babies.
  • Random Krishna Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Krishna is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Krishna: Your name in reverse order is Anhsirk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sihkarn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Krishna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,458 people with the last name Krishna.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Krishna? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Krishna as their last name since less than 1 person in 204k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Krishna U.S.
  White 2.74% 64.26%
  African American 1.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Krishna

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Krishna" mean? The list below shows the origins of Krishna as well as things modernly associated with the name Krishna such as celebrities named Krishna.

Indian (Sanskrit)

Origin and Meaning of Krishna

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Krish"na
The most popular of the Hindu divinities, usually held to be the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu.

Note: ☞ Krishna is a well-known Hindu deity. Originally the ethnic god of some powerful confederation of Rajput clans, by fusion with the Vishnu of the older theology Krishna becomes one of the chief divinities of Hinduism. He is indeed an avatar of Vishnu, or Vishnu himself. In his physical character mingle myths of fire, lightning, and storm, of heaven and the sun. In the epic he is a hero invincible in war and love, brave, but above all crafty. He was the son of Vasudeva and Devaki, and born at Mathura, on the Yamuna, between Delhi and Agra, among the Yadavas. Like that of many solar heroes, his birth was beset with peril. On the night when it took place, his parents had to remove him from the reach of his uncle, King Kansa, who sought his life because he had been warned by a voice from heaven that the eighth son of Devaki would kill him, and who had regularly made away with his nephews at their birth. Conveyed across the Yamuna, Krishna was brought up as their son by the shepherd Nanda and his wife Yashoda, together with his brother Balarama, 'Rama the strong,' who had been likewise saved from massacre. The two brothers grew up among the shepherds, slaying monsters and demons and sporting with the Gopis, the female cowherds of Vrindavana. Their birth and infancy, their juvenile exploits, and their erotic gambols with the Gopis became in time the essential portion of the legend of Krishna, and their scenes are today the most celebrated centers of his worship. When grown, the brothers put their uncle Kansa to death, and Krishna became king of the Yadavas. He cleared the land of monsters, warred against impious kings, and took part in the war of the sons of Pandu against those of Dhritarashtra, as described in the Mahabharata. He transferred his capital to Dvaraka ('the city of gates'), the gates of the West, since localized in Gujarat. There he and his race were overtaken by the final catastrophe. After seeing his brother slain, and the Yadavas kill each other to the last man, he himself perished, wounded in the heel, like Achilles, by the arrow of a hunter. The bible of the worshipers of Vishnu in his most popular manifestation, that of Krishna, consists of the Bhagavatapurana and the Bhagavadgita. See these words.

Etymology: Skr. kṛshṇa ' The black.'

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. 8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute

From Sanskrit कृष्ण (kṛṣṇá).

  1. (Hinduism) A deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism. Krishna is often depicted as a young cowherd boy with a dark or blue complexion playing a flute (as in the Bhagavata Purana) or a youthful prince giving philosophical direction and guidance (as in the Bhagavad Gita) He is the divine speaker of the Bhagavad Gita and the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
  2. A river in southern India.
  3. A district in South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
  4. A male given name and a surname used in India.

Krishna was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Name Krishna

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1966. Ben was given the name Krishna Bhanji on December 31st, 1943 in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK.


Krishna Vamsi

Krishna Vamsi is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, and choreographer. He was most prominent from 1995 to present.


Krushna Abhishek Sharma

Krushna Abhishek Sharma is an actor and comedian. Krushna was given the name Krishna Abhishek on May 30th, 1981 in Mumbai.


Posani Krishna Murali

Posani Krishna Murali is a notable somebody. He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Posani was given the name Krishna Murali Posani Subba Rao in 1958 in secunderabad, secunderabad, Telangana.



Krishna is an influential person. Krishna was given the name Siva Rama Krishna Ghattamaneni on May 31st, 1943 in Burripalem. Krishna is also known as Nata Shekhar, Super Star Krishna, Super Star, and Nata Sekhar.


Krishna Bharat

Krishna Bharat is a research scientist at google, google, and research scientist atgoogle. Krishna was born on January 7th, 1970.

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  • Krishna Mohan Banerjee
    (christian evangelist)
  • Krishna Prasad Bhattarai
    (Speaker of the Pratinidhi Sabha)
  • Krishna III
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Krishna

Ramya Krishna

Ramya Krishna is an actress. She has been prominent since 1983. Ramya was born on September 15th, 1967 in Chennai.



Krishna is an influential person. Krishna was given the name Siva Rama Krishna Ghattamaneni on May 31st, 1943 in Burripalem. Krishna is also known as Nata Shekhar, Super Star Krishna, Super Star, and Nata Sekhar.


Shanthi Krishna

Shanthi Krishna is an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1980 to 1997. Shanthi was born in 1960 in Mumbai.


Vamsi Krishna

Vamsi Krishna is an actor and film actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Vamsi was born in Visakhapatnam, India.


Ravi Krishna

Ravi Krishna is a film actor. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Ravi was given the name A. M. Ravi Krishna on March 2nd, 1983 in Mumbai.


T. M. Krishna

T. M. Krishna is an indian classical music musician. His ongoing career started in 1988. T. was born on January 22nd, 1976 in Chennai, India. T. is also known as TMK.


What does the name Krishna mean?

Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

Ris for relax, you know how!

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Sis for serene, your calm time.

His for hug, give one today!

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

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