in the U.S.
since 1880


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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

Want to know about the popularity of the Krishna baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,524 babies born with the name Krishna in the United States. That's more than enough Krishnas to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Krishna" was in 2007 with a total of 85 babies.

According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Krishna" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 16 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of only 100 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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.

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

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1966 to present. Ben was born in 1943 as Krishna Pandit Bhanji in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK.


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Krishna Vamsi

Alternative Meanings

K is for kid, the child within.

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Anhsirk". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nrskiha". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Krishna born Feb 19, 1957

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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 Western Australia approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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