• 439 Prem


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

What does the name Prem mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Prem

"Prem" is a name of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Love, Affection". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. (informal, soccer) The Premier League.

Notable Persons Named Prem

Prem Chopra is an actor. Prem was born on September 23rd, 1935 in Lahore.


Prem Tinsulanonda is a President of the Privy Council of Thailand, President of thePrivy Council of Thailand, 16th Prime Minister of Thailand, Thai Minister of Defence, and Ministry of Defence (Thailand). His career lasted from 1998 to 1988. Prem was born on August 26th, 1920 in Mueang Songkhla District.


Prem Nath was an actor and director. He was most active from 1947 to 1985. Prem was given the name Premnath Malhotra on November 21st, 1926 in Peshawar. He breathed his last breath on November 3rd, 1992.


Prem Nazir was an actor. He was most active from 1952 to 1988. Prem was given the name Abdul Khader on April 7th, 1926 in Chirayinkeezhu. Prem is also known as Nithyaharitha nayakan ( നിത്യഹരിത നായകന്‍ ) (Evergreen hero). He breathed his last breath on January 16th, 1989.


Prem Rawat is an inspirational speaker. He holds the title Satguru, (Perfect Master, and ). His most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to 1966. Prem was given the name Prem Pal Singh Rawat by his parent Hans Ji Maharaj on December 10th, 1957 in Haridwar. Prem is also known as Maharaji, Guru Maharaj Ji, and Balyogeshwar.


Prem Watsa is a businessman. Prem was born on August 5th, 1950.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Prem

Prem is a film director, actor, playback singer, and lyricist. Prem was given the name Kiran Kumar on October 22nd, 1976 in Maddur, Mandya, Karnataka, India. Prem is also known as Kiran Kumar.


Saahil Prem is an actor, director, writer, and dj/composer.


Krishna Prem was a spiritual teacher and author. Krishna was given the name Ronald Henry Nixon on May 10th, 1898 in Cheltenham, England. He left this life on November 14th, 1965.


Praveen Prem is an actor. Praveen was born on April 21st, 1984.


Heimrad Prem was an artist. Heimrad was born on May 27th, 1934 in Roding, Germany. He left this life on February 19th, 1978.


Dhani Prem was a political activist and physician. His career lasted from 1916 to 1979. Dhani was born in 1904 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dhani is also known as Dhani Ram Prem. He left this life on November 11th, 1979.


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Popularity of Prem as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Prem U.S.
  White 61.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 29.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Prem

People with the last name Prem are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Prem

  • How Popular is the name Prem? Prem is the 17,275th most popular name of all time. As a last name Prem was the 43,369th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Prem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 439 babies born with the first name Prem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Prem 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 Prem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Prem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Prem is Monday, December 21st, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Prem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Prem was in 2000 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Prem Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Prem is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Prem: Your name in reverse order is Merp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Merp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Prem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 498 people with the last name Prem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Prem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Prem as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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