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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 Kumar

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  • A user from South Africa says the name Kumar is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Prince".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Kumar

Kumar Sanu is a playback singer singing, music director, lyricist, actor, and record producer. He plays Tabla. His ongoing career started in 1989. Kumar was given the name Kedarnath Bhattacharya on October 20th, 1957 in Kolkata.


Kumar Mangalam Birla is a chairman aditya birla group of co., chairman, and chairmanaditya birla group of co. Kumar was born on June 14th, 1967.


Kumar Sangakkara is a cricketer. Kumar was born on October 27th, 1977 in Kandy.


Kumar Gaurav is an actor. He was most prominent from 1981 to present. Kumar was given the name Manoj Tuli by his parent Rajendra Kumar on July 11th, 1960 in Lucknow.


Kumar Vishwas is a romantic poetry poet and indian politician. Kumar was born on February 10th, 1970.


Kumar Mahadeva is a founder of cognizant. Kumar was born in Sri Lanka.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kumar

Akshay Kumar is an actor, producer, and presenter. He has been prominent since 1991. Akshay was given the name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on September 9th, 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.


His ongoing career started in 1987. A. was given the name A. S. Dileep Kumar by his parent R. K. Shekhar on January 6th, 1967 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Ajith Kumar is an actor, promotional model, auto racing, philanthropy, film actor, racing driver, and philanthropist. He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Ajith was given the name Ajith Kumar Subramani on May 1st, 1971 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Kishore Kumar was a singing, lyricist, composer, actor, film producer, film director, screenwriter, singer, and director. He was most prominent from 1946 to 1987. Kishore was given the name Abhas Kumar Ganguly on August 4th, 1929 in Khandwa. He breathed his last breath on October 13th, 1987.


Dilip Kumar is a producer, actor, film producer, and film actor. He was most active from 1944 to 1998. Dilip was given the name Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11th, 1922 in Peshawar.


G. V. Prakash Kumar is a film score musician. He plays Guitar, keyboard/piano, vocals, and Playback singer. He was most active from 2006 to present. G. was born on June 13th, 1987 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. G. is also known as G. V. Prakash, GVP, and GV.


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International Interest for Kumar

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Popularity of Kumar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kumar U.S.
  White 4.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 88.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kumar

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

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Fun Facts about the name Kumar

  • How Popular is the name Kumar? Kumar is the 22,069th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kumar was the 1,357th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kumar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 292 babies born with the first name Kumar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kumar to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kumar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kumar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kumar is Wednesday, December 18th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Kumar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kumar was in 1998 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Kumar Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kumar is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Kumar: Your name in reverse order is Ramuk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kmuar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kumar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,986 people with the last name Kumar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kumar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Kumar 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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