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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Krishnan

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  • A submission from India says the name Krishnan means "The 8th incarnation of god Vishnu.Meaning-' the dark one,." and is of Sanskrit origin.
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Notable Persons Named Krishnan

K. S. Chithra is a playback singer, carnatic music, and hindustani classical music musician. She was most prominent from 1979 to present. K. was given the name Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra on July 27th, 1963 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. K. is also known as Piya Basanti in Mumbai, Vanambadi in Kerala, Chinna Kuyil in Tamil Nadu, Sangeeta Saraswathi in Andhra Pradesh&Telangana, Kannada Kogile in Karnataka, Nightingale of South India, Little Nightingale of India, Piya BasantiinMumbai, Vanambadi inKerala, Chinn.


Krishnan Guru-Murthy is a journalist. His ongoing career started in 1988. Krishnan was given the name Sri Krishnan Guru-Murthy on April 5th, 1970 in Liverpool.


Jayan was a film actor, naval officer, and officer (armed forces). He was most active from 1972 to 1980. His military service ended in 1970. Jayan was given the name Krishnan Nair on July 25th, 1939 in Kollam. He left this life on November 16th, 1980.


Director Krishna is a film director and screenwriter.He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Director was given the name Krishnan K.T.Nagarajan in Komarapalayam.


Krishnan Sasikiran is a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Krishnan was born on January 7th, 1981 in Madras, India.


Krishnan Ganesh is a businessman.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Krishnan

Rajesh Krishnan is a playback singer, actor, and musician. Rajesh was born on June 3rd, 1981 in Bangalore, India.


Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan is an owner & sole proprietor, usaha tegas sdn bhd, and usaha tegas. Tatparanandam was born on April 1st, 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Nisha Krishnan is an actor. She was most active from 2013 to present. Nisha was born in Chennai.


Kavita was born Kavita Krishnan in 1973 in Coonoor.


Sathish Krishnan is an actor, choreography, and choreographer.


Sunitha Krishnan is a founder of prajwala, hyderabad, prajwala, and founder ofprajwala. Sunitha was born in 1972 in Bangalore, India.


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Popularity of Krishnan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Krishnan U.S.
  White 2.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 94.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Krishnan

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

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Fun Facts about the name Krishnan

  • How Popular is the name Krishnan? Krishnan is the 66,489th most popular name of all time. As a last name Krishnan was the 8,631st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Krishnan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Krishnan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Krishnan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Krishnan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Krishnan is Saturday, January 23rd, 1915.
  • What year had the most people named Krishnan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Krishnan was in 1995 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Krishnan: Your name in reverse order is Nanhsirk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nanhriks. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Krishnan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,810 people with the last name Krishnan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Krishnan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Krishnan as their last name.

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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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