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Origin and Meaning of Narayana

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From Sanskrit नारायण (nārāyaṇá).

  1. (Hinduism) Vishnu.
  2. A male given name used in India.

Notable Persons Named Narayana

Srinath is an actor, film producer, and television presenter. He has had major accomplishments since 1967. Srinath was given the name Narayana Swamy on December 28th, 1943 in Mysore.


Narayana Kocherlakota is a 12th President of theFederal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Narayana was born on October 12th, 1963 in Baltimore.


Narayana Teertha was a carnatic music musician. Narayana was given the name Tallavajula Govinda Sastrulu in 1650. He died in 1745.


Narayana Ramachandran is an 8th President of the World Squash Federation. Narayana was born Narayana Ramachandran in India.


Narayana Padaiyatchi Rathnam was a stage and film actor and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1923 to 1950. Narayana was given the name Rathnam in 1897 in Kumbakonam. He died in 1950.


Narayana was born on December 25th, 1897. He passed away on August 14th, 1987.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Narayana

M. S. Narayana was a lecturer, actor, and director. M. was given the name Mailavarapu Surya Narayana on April 16th, 1951 in Nidamarru, Madras State, India. He breathed his last breath on January 23rd, 2015.


Namo Narayana is an actor. Namo was born in Tamil Nadu.


Nagabhairava Jaya Prakash Narayana is a President, Lok Satta Party, MLA, Andhra Pradesh, and India. Nagabhairava was born on January 14th, 1956 in Andhra Pradesh.


V.V. was born on April 3rd, 1965.


C. Ashwath was a bhavageete and jaanapada musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1969 to 2009. C. was given the name Ashwatha Narayana on December 29th, 1936. He left this life on December 29th, 2009.


P. was given the name Lakshmi Narayana in 10 in Bapatla. He died on November 3rd, 1998.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Narayana U.S.
  White 7.07% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 87.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Narayana

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

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Fun Facts about the name Narayana

  • How Popular is the name Narayana? Narayana is the 60,833rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Narayana was the 69,392nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Narayana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22 babies born with the first name Narayana in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Narayana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Narayana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Narayana is Monday, December 13th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Narayana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Narayana was in 1979 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Narayana: Your name in reverse order is Anayaran. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naaayanr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Narayana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 283 people with the last name Narayana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Narayana? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Narayana as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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