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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Punjabi

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  • According to a user from India, the name Punjabi is of English origin and means "Socail security".

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  1. The Indic language spoken by people in Pakistan and Punjab
  2. A member of the people of Pakistan and Punjab

From Persian پنج (panj, “five”) + آب (āb, “water”) = The Land of Five Rivers + Persic adjectival form ی (ī).

  1. The main language spoken in the Punjab region, in Northern India and Eastern Pakistan.
  2. Resident or descendant of or immigrant from the Punjab.
  3. A speaker of the Punjabi language.

Punjabi was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons With the Last Name Punjabi

Kamya Punjabi is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Kamya was born on August 13th, 1979 in Mumbai, India. Kamya is also known as Sindoora.


Kushal Punjabi is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Kushal was born on April 23rd, 1986 in Mumbai.


Manoj Punjabi is a producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Manoj was born Manoj Punjabi on December 7th, 1972 in Jakarta.


Raam was born in Surabaya.


Pananmal Punjabi is a cricketer.


Vishal Punjabi is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, and producer. He holds the title CEO of The Wedding Filmer Company Limited and CEOof The Wedding Filmer Company Limited. Vishal was born on July 10th, 1980 in Accra.


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Popularity of Punjabi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Punjabi U.S.
  White 5.87% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 89.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Punjabi

People with the last name Punjabi are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Punjabi

  • How Popular is the name Punjabi? As a last name Punjabi was the 52,851st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Punjabi? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Punjabi was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Punjabi: Your name in reverse order is Ibajnup. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bipnuaj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Punjabi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 392 people with the last name Punjabi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Punjabi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Punjabi as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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