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Raja

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raja

"Raja" is a name of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "King". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ra"ja
Same as Rajah.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the family Rajidae
  2. A prince or king in India
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From an alternative spelling of Latin raia (“ray”).

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Rajidae – certain skates.

Notable Persons Named Raja

He holds the title Raja. Raja was born on May 22nd, 1772 in Radhanagore. Raja is also known as Herald Of New Age. He breathed his last breath on September 27th, 1833.

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Raja Raja Chola I is a monarch. He holds the title Rājakesarī and Mummudi Cholan. He was most prominent from 985 to 1014.

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Mohan Raja is a film director and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Mohan was given the name Raja Mohan on May 30th, 1976 in Madurai.

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Raja Gosnell is a film director and film editor. He was most active from 1984 to present. Raja was given the name Raja Raymond Gosnell on December 9th, 1958.

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Raja Rao was a writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1938 to 1998. Raja was born on November 8th, 1908 in Hassan, Mysore, India. He passed away on July 8th, 2006.

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Raja Aziz Bhatti is a military person. His military service ended in 1965.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Raja

Dhanush is an actor, singer, lyricist, producer, and film producer. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. Dhanush was given the name Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja by his parent Kasthuri Raja in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Yuvan Shankar Raja is a film score and world music film composer, music director, record producer, instrumentalist, arranger, singer, songwriter, lyricist, and composer. He plays Guitar, keyboard resp. piano, vocals, and Playback singer. He has been prominent since 1996. Yuvan was born Yuvan Shankar Raja on August 31st, 1979 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. Yuvan is also known as Yuvan, Yuvanshankar, YSR, U1, and Abdul Khaliq.

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Selvaraghavan is a film director. His ongoing career started in 2003. Selvaraghavan was given the name Selvaraghavan Kasthuri Raja on March 5th, 1977 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Selvaraghavan is also known as Sri Raghava.

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'''Kasthuri Raja is a film director, film producer, music director, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 2006. '''Kasthuri was born on August 8th, 1946.

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Mohan Raja is a film director and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Mohan was given the name Raja Mohan on May 30th, 1976 in Madurai.

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Mysskin is a film director and actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Mysskin was given the name Shanmugha Raja on September 20th, 1971.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 7 0 7
1970 8 0 8
1971 6 0 6
1972 5 0 5
1973 5 0 5
1975 12 5 7
1976 23 9 14
1977 21 6 15
1978 15 6 9
1979 14 6 8
1980 19 6 13
1981 6 0 6
1982 20 6 14
1983 11 0 11
1984 8 0 8
1985 7 0 7
1986 14 0 14
1987 15 0 15
1988 19 7 12
1989 9 0 9
1990 13 5 8
1991 18 7 11
1992 18 6 12
1993 23 5 18
1994 32 11 21
1995 30 18 12
1996 31 11 20
1997 31 13 18
1998 38 20 18
1999 37 20 17
2000 30 14 16
2001 53 17 36
2002 40 16 24
2003 31 11 20
2004 34 17 17
2005 15 0 15
2006 46 18 28
2007 39 11 28
2008 35 6 29
2009 43 14 29
2010 16 0 16
2011 31 9 22
2012 30 10 20
2013 25 6 19
2014 21 8 13
2015 23 8 15
2016 13 0 13

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Popularity of Raja as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raja U.S.
  White 8.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 85.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raja

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

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Fun Facts about the name Raja

  • How Popular is the name Raja? Raja is the 10,143rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Raja was the 12,035th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,040 babies born with the first name Raja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raja to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Raja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raja is Monday, July 1st, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Raja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raja was in 2001 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Raja Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raja 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 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Raja: Your name in reverse order is Ajar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arja. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raja? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,593 people with the last name Raja.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raja? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raja as their last name since less than 1 person in 114k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.