Priya

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Priya mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Priya

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  • A user from Washington, United States says the name Priya is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Beloved".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Priya means "Beloved" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Colorado, United States, the name Priya is of Unknown origin and means "Beloved".
  • A submission from India says the name Priya means "Sweet" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A user from India says the name Priya is of Hindu origin and means "Knowledge".

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Wiktionary

From Sanskrit प्रिया (priyā)

  1. A {{{1}}} given name[[Category:English {{{1}}} given names|PRIYA]][[Category:English {{{1}}} given names from India|PRIYA]]. A common Indian name which means beloved. It is usually used in conjunction with another name, mostly those of gods to imply "beloved of ________".
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Priya

Priyamani is an actress and model. She has been prominent since 2003. Priyamani was given the name Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer in Palakkad, Kerala, India.

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Priya was born on December 25th, 1977 in New Delhi.

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Priya Anand is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She was most prominent from 2009 to present. Priya was born on September 17th, 1986 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Priya Bhavani Shankar is an actor modelanchor, news presenter, actor, model (people), and anchor. She has been prominent since 2012. Priya was born on December 31st, 1989 in Tamil Nadu. Priya is also known as Sathya Priya.

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Priya Dutt Roncon is a Member: 14th , 15th Lok Sabha, and Member:14th and15th Lok Sabha. Priya was born on August 28th, 1962 in Mumbai.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Priya

Shanti was given the name Shanthi .

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Mamilla was born Mamilla Shailaja Priya in 1978 in Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mamilla is also known as Priyasakhi.

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Priya is an actor and film actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present.

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Krishna was born on November 18th, 1923. She breathed her last breath on December 5th, 1987.

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Tara Priya is a pop music, blue-eyed soul, rhythm, and blues singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 2011 to present. Tara was given the name Tara Priya Chandra on December 3rd, 1989 in San Francisco. Tara is also known as Tara Priya.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 8 8 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 15 15 0
1972 20 20 0
1973 18 18 0
1974 41 41 0
1975 36 36 0
1976 25 25 0
1977 34 34 0
1978 37 37 0
1979 68 68 0
1980 49 49 0
1981 63 63 0
1982 75 75 0
1983 66 66 0
1984 77 77 0
1985 81 81 0
1986 99 99 0
1987 96 96 0
1988 99 99 0
1989 103 103 0
1990 96 96 0
1991 127 127 0
1992 136 136 0
1993 106 106 0
1994 116 116 0
1995 143 143 0
1996 160 160 0
1997 142 142 0
1998 154 154 0
1999 162 162 0
2000 166 166 0
2001 192 192 0
2002 167 167 0
2003 188 188 0
2004 162 162 0
2005 171 171 0
2006 180 180 0
2007 176 176 0
2008 194 194 0
2009 149 149 0
2010 165 165 0
2011 150 150 0
2012 180 180 0
2013 204 204 0
2014 210 210 0
2015 171 171 0
2016 165 165 0
2017 141 141 0

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Popularity of Priya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Priya

  • How Popular is the name Priya? Priya is the 3,520th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Priya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,597 babies born with the first name Priya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Priya to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Priya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Priya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Priya is Friday, March 23rd, 1928.
  • What year had the most people named Priya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Priya was in 2014 with a total of 210 babies.
  • Random Priya Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Priya is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Priya: Your name in reverse order is Ayirp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yriap. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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