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First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Pooja

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1976 8 8 0
1977 15 15 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 26 26 0
1980 20 20 0
1981 27 27 0
1982 26 26 0
1983 32 32 0
1984 43 43 0
1985 41 41 0
1986 39 39 0
1987 45 45 0
1988 47 47 0
1989 49 49 0
1990 56 56 0
1991 77 77 0
1992 104 104 0
1993 94 94 0
1994 100 100 0
1995 91 91 0
1996 113 113 0
1997 117 117 0
1998 91 91 0
1999 114 114 0
2000 78 78 0
2001 68 68 0
2002 71 71 0
2003 70 70 0
2004 53 53 0
2005 56 56 0
2006 35 35 0
2007 27 27 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 16 16 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 8 8 0
2013 11 11 0
2014 10 10 0
2015 5 5 0

Fun Facts about the name Pooja

  • How many people with the first name Pooja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,962 babies born with the first name Pooja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pooja to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pooja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Pooja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pooja is Friday, January 1st, 1960.
  • What year had the most people named Pooja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pooja was in 1997 with a total of 117 babies.
  • Random Pooja Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pooja is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Pooja: Your name in reverse order is Ajoop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Opaoj. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Indian (Sanskrit)

Origin and Meaning of Pooja

The name "Pooja" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Prayer". It's a name commonly given to girls.

From Sanskrit पूजा (pūjā, “worship”).

  1. A form of worship in south Asia; a religious ceremony.

Notable Persons With the Name Pooja

Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde is a model and actress. She was most active from 2010 to present. Pooja was born in Mumbai.

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Pooja Bhatt

Pooja Bhatt is an actress and producer & director. Pooja was born as the child of Mahesh Bhatt on February 24th, 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Pooja Devariya

Pooja Devariya is a stage and film actress. Pooja is also known as Pooja Balu and Rascal Papa.

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Pooja Bose

Pooja Bose is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Pooja was born on February 6th, 1987 in Calcutta.

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Pooja Kumar

Pooja Kumar is an actor, model (people), television presenter, television producer, actress, model, and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Pooja was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Pooja Bedi

Pooja Bedi is an actress, television presenter, and relationship columnist. Pooja was born Pooja Bedi as the child of Kabir Bedi and Protima Bedi on May 11th, 1970 in Mumbai, India.

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  • Pooja Chopra
    (notable person)
  • Pooja Batra
    (beauty queen)
  • Pooja Umashankar
    (model (people))
  • Pooja Sharma
    (anchor)
  • Pooja Chitgopekar
    (famed somebody)
  • Pooja Mishra
    (actor)
  • Pooja Sawant
    (actor)
  • Pooja Gaur
    (famed human)
  • Pooja Salvi
    (famous person)
  • Pooja Kanwal
    (actor)
  • Pooja Sahasrabudhe
    (famous human)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pooja

Miss Pooja

Miss Pooja is a bhangra, pop, folk, religious, hip hop, dance, bhangra (music), folk music, religious music, and hip hop music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Miss was given the name Gurinder Kaur Kainth on December 4th, 1980 in Rajpura, Punjab, India. Miss is also known as Gurinder Kaur Kainth.

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Swasika

Swasika is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 2010. Swasika was given the name Pooja on April 19th, 1992 in Perumbavoor, Kerala State, India. Swasika is also known as Swasika.

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What does the name Pooja mean?

Pis for passion, your fire!

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Jis for joy, that you always bring.

Ais for angelic, a truly pure heart

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