Nirvana

First Name
900
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nirvana

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  • A submission from Tennessee, United States says the name Nirvana means "LIBERTY" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit)

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Nir*va"na
In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific enfrachisement from the evils of worldly existence, as by annihilation or absorption into the divine. See Buddhism.

Etymology: Skr. nirvāṇa

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
  2. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
Wiktionary
  1. Alternative spelling of Nirwana

Notable Persons Named Nirvana

Nirvana is an athlete for the Grêmio Barueri Futebol.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nirvana

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How popular is the baby name Nirvana in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1973 10 10 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 5 5 0
1979 8 8 0
1980 5 5 0
1984 5 5 0
1985 6 6 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 6 6 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 12 12 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 18 18 0
1996 15 15 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 19 19 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 22 22 0
2001 12 12 0
2002 14 14 0
2003 27 27 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 26 26 0
2006 28 28 0
2007 36 36 0
2008 25 25 0
2009 29 29 0
2010 34 34 0
2011 32 32 0
2012 44 44 0
2013 41 41 0
2014 48 48 0
2015 74 74 0
2016 84 84 0
2017 100 100 0

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Popularity of Nirvana as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Nirvana

  • How Popular is the name Nirvana? Nirvana is the 11,288th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nirvana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 900 babies born with the first name Nirvana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nirvana to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nirvana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Nirvana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nirvana is Sunday, January 7th, 1912.
  • What year had the most people named Nirvana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nirvana was in 2017 with a total of 100 babies.
  • Random Nirvana Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nirvana is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Nirvana: Your name in reverse order is Anavrin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rainvan. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.