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Origin and Meaning of Pavithra

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A user from Singapore says the name Pavithra means "Purity".
  • According to a user from India, the name Pavithra is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Pure".
  • A submission from Malaysia says the name Pavithra means "Purity" and is of Tamil origin.
  • A submission from India says the name Pavithra means "Pure like fire" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A submission from India says the name Pavithra means "Shape of purity" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Pavithra

Pavithra Wanniarachchi is a Minister of Plan Implementation, Minister of Samurdhi & Poverty Alleviation, Minister of Youth Affairs, Minister of Cultural Affairs & National Heritage, Minister of Technology, Research, and Minister of Power & Energy. Pavithra was born on November 10th, 1964.


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Fun Facts about the name Pavithra

  • How Popular is the name Pavithra? Pavithra is the 47,773rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Pavithra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49 babies born with the first name Pavithra in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pavithra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Pavithra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pavithra was in 2005 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Pavithra: Your name in reverse order is Arhtivap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vptirhaa. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Pavithra born Feb 28, 1945

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 500. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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