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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Pankaj

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  • A user from India says the name Pankaj is of Japanese origin and means "Lotus".
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From Sanskrit word meaning "the lotus flower", born from mud - "Pank" means mud and "Aj" means born from.

  1. A male given name common in India.

Notable Persons Named Pankaj

Pankaj Kapoor is an actor, story writer, screenwriter, and director. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Pankaj was born on May 29th, 1954 in Ludhiana.



Pankaj Tripathi is an actor. Pankaj was born in Gopalganj, Bihar, India.


Bobby Darling is an actress. Bobby was given the name Pankaj Sharma on June 20th, 1982 in Delhi, India. Bobby is also known as Tabu, Pinki popoo, Pakhi, and Pankaj Sharma.


Pankaj Udhas is a musician. Pankaj was born on May 17th, 1951 in Jetpur, Gujarat, India.


Pankaj was born in 1969 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Common last names for Pankaj

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Fun Facts about the name Pankaj

  • When was the first name Pankaj first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pankaj is Monday, February 17th, 1941.
  • How unique is the name Pankaj? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pankaj. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pankaj: Your name in reverse order is Jaknap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kpajna. How do you pronounce that?

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