Nishan

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nishan

"Nishan" is a name of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Flag, sign". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Nishan

Nishan is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2009. Nishan was given the name Nishan K. P. Nanaiah in 1985 in Coorg, Karnataka. Nishan is also known as Nishan.

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Nishan Canagarajah is an academic. Nishan was born in 1966 in Sri Lanka. Nishan is also known as C. N. Canagarajah.

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Nishan Sumanadeera is a managing partner of frontier capital partners ltd. Nishan was born on August 10th, 1967 in Colombo.

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Nishan was born on September 3rd, 1987 in Rajasthan.

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Nishan Silva is an accountant. Nishan was born in Colombo.

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Nishan was born on August 16th, 1966 in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nishan

Navneet Nishan is an actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Navneet was born on October 25th, 1965 in India.

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Nishan is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2009. Nishan was given the name Nishan K. P. Nanaiah in 1985 in Coorg, Karnataka. Nishan is also known as Nishan.

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Fun Facts about the name Nishan

  • How Popular is the name Nishan? Nishan is the 22,031st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nishan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 285 babies born with the first name Nishan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nishan 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 Nishan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nishan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nishan is Saturday, July 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Nishan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nishan was in 2010 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Nishan Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nishan is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Nishan: Your name in reverse order is Nahsin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sanhin. How do you pronounce that?

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