Rahul

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rahul

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
59%
English
28%
Hindu
7%
Sanskrit
2%
Arabic
2%
Hindi
2%
Mahabharata
2%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from India, the name Rahul is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Conquer of miseries".
  • A user from India says the name Rahul is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Conqueror of all miseries".
  • According to a user from India, the name Rahul is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Its name of lord buddha's son".
  • According to a user from India, the name Rahul is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Conquer of all miseries".
  • A user from India says the name Rahul is of English origin and means "God gift".

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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name used in India.

Notable Persons Named Rahul

Rahul Gandhi is a Vice-President of the Indian National Congress, Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress, Chairperson of the National Students Union, General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, Member of Parliament, for Amethi, Vice-President of theIndian National. Rahul was born on June 19th, 1970.

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Rahul Khanna is an actor. Rahul was born on June 20th, 1972 in Mumbai.

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Rahul Dravid is a cricketer. Rahul was born on January 11th, 1973 in Indore.

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Rahul Sharma is a co-founder, chief executive officer and executive director, and micromax informatics.

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Rahul was born on September 27th, 1968 in New Delhi.

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Rahul Bhatt is a personal trainer and fitness trainer. Rahul was born as the child of Mahesh Bhatt on January 24th, 1982 in Mumbai.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rahul

Rahul is a political leader and entertainer. Rahul was given the name Rahul Mahajan by his parent Pramod Mahajan on July 25th, 1975 in Mumbai.

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Rahul Deshpande is a hindustani classical music musician. He was most prominent from 1984 to 1984. Rahul was given the name Rahul on October 10th, 1979 in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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Kannur was born on April 18th, 1992 in Bangalore.

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Yadav Rahul is an athlete for the AIFF Elite Academy.

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P. Rahul is a sports team member for the Chirag United Club Kerala.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1966 5 0 5
1968 5 0 5
1969 8 0 8
1970 11 0 11
1971 16 0 16
1972 9 0 9
1973 18 0 18
1974 29 0 29
1975 38 0 38
1976 25 0 25
1977 28 0 28
1978 41 0 41
1979 23 0 23
1980 38 0 38
1981 27 0 27
1982 38 0 38
1983 37 0 37
1984 40 0 40
1985 50 0 50
1986 52 0 52
1987 59 0 59
1988 51 0 51
1989 47 0 47
1990 45 0 45
1991 83 0 83
1992 64 0 64
1993 79 0 79
1994 97 0 97
1995 90 0 90
1996 85 0 85
1997 123 0 123
1998 142 0 142
1999 168 0 168
2000 196 0 196
2001 187 0 187
2002 171 0 171
2003 162 0 162
2004 166 0 166
2005 128 0 128
2006 105 0 105
2007 93 0 93
2008 84 0 84
2009 63 0 63
2010 57 0 57
2011 41 0 41
2012 37 0 37
2013 29 0 29
2014 30 0 30
2015 14 0 14
2016 16 0 16
2017 14 0 14

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Popularity of Rahul as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Rahul

  • How Popular is the name Rahul? Rahul is the 4,958th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rahul have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,264 babies born with the first name Rahul in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rahul to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rahul? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rahul first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rahul is Sunday, December 2nd, 1945.
  • What year had the most people named Rahul born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rahul was in 2000 with a total of 196 babies.
  • Random Rahul Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rahul is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Rahul: Your name in reverse order is Luhar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ahrul. How do you pronounce that?

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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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