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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A sovereign prince in India; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja; -- a title given also to other persons of high rank.

Etymology: Skr. mahārāja; mahat great + rāja king

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  1. A great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja

From Hindi महाराजा (mahārājā), from Sanskrit महाराज (mahārāja), compound of महा (mahā, “great”) and राजन् (rājan, “king”). First used in English in 1698.

  1. A Hindu monarch ranking above a raja, an emperor

maharaja was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

Notable Persons Named Maharaja

Maharaja Ranjit Singh is a monarch. He holds the title Maharaja of Punjab, Sher-e-Punjab, Maharaja of Lahore, Sarkar Khalsa, Lord of Five Rivers, Maharaja ofPunjab, Sher-e-Punjab (Lion ofPunjab), Maharaja ofLahore, and Sarkar Khalsa (Head of Khalsa State). His career lasted from 1801 to 1801.


Maharaja Duleep Singh was a maharaja of sikh empire and maharaja. Maharaja was born as the child of Maharaja and Jind Kaur on September 6th, 1838 in Lahore. He left this life on October 22nd, 1893.


Maharaja Kharak Singh was a maharaja of sikh empire and maharaja. Maharaja was born on February 22nd, 1801. He left this life on November 5th, 1840.


Maharaja Sher Singh was a maharaja of sikh empire and maharaja. He was most prominent from 1841 to 1843. Maharaja was born on December 4th, 1807. He died on September 15th, 1843.


Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is a leader of the world-wide transcendental meditation organization, neurologist, scientist, and author. Maharaja was given the name Tony Nader in Lebanon.


His career lasted from 1765 to 1802. Maharaja was born in 1730 in Rauke kalan, Moga. Maharaja is also known as ਬਘੇਲ ਸਿੰਘ. He died in 1802.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Maharaja

Jagannatha was born in 1776.


Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami Maharaja was a religious. He holds the title Guru, Sannyasi, and Sannyasa. Srila was born on December 9th, 1937 in Toubul. He breathed his last breath on October 2nd, 2006.


Fun Facts about the name Maharaja

  • When was the first name Maharaja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Maharaja is Tuesday, February 7th, 1950.
  • How unique is the name Maharaja? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Maharaja. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Maharaja: Your name in reverse order is Ajaraham. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jaraaamh. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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