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Origin and Meaning of Poonam

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From Hindi पूनम (pūnam, “full moon”).

  1. A Hindu female given name.

Notable Persons Named Poonam

Poonam Sinha is an actor. Poonam was given the name Poonam Chandiramani on November 3rd, 1949 in Hyderabad. Poonam is also known as Komal.


Poonam Pandey is a model, actress11, and model (people). Poonam was born Poonam Pandey on March 11th, 1991 in Delhi.


Poonam Dhillon is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1978 to 1997. Poonam was born on April 18th, 1962 in Kanpur.


Poonam Bajwa is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Poonam was given the name Poonam Amarjeet Singh Bajwa in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Poonam Kaur is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She was most active from 2006 to present. Poonam was born on October 21st, 1983 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Poonam is also known as Deepa and Nakshatra.


Poonam Jhawer is an actress, film maker, model, singer, producer, and model (people). Poonam was born on August 14th, 1976 in Mumbai, India. Poonam is also known as Jhawer.


Fun Facts about the name Poonam

  • How Popular is the name Poonam? Poonam is the 23,137th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Poonam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 260 babies born with the first name Poonam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Poonam 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 Poonam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Poonam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Poonam is Sunday, June 13th, 1943.
  • What year had the most people named Poonam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Poonam was in 1986 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Poonam Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Poonam is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Poonam: Your name in reverse order is Manoop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aoonpm. How do you pronounce that?

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