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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Purva

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  • According to a user from India, the name Purva is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Elder, East".
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  1. genitive singular form of purvs

Notable Persons Named Purva

Purva was born in 1974 in Chandigarh.


Purva Rana is a model (people). She holds the title Vice Queen United Continent 2013. Purva was born Purva Rana in 1991 in Dharamsala.


Fun Facts about the name Purva

  • How Popular is the name Purva? Purva is the 43,390th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Purva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 64 babies born with the first name Purva in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Purva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Purva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Purva is Saturday, December 25th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Purva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Purva was in 2006 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Purva: Your name in reverse order is Avrup. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rpuva. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Purva born Nov 8, 2002

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1175. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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