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Origin and Meaning of Rajesh

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A submission from India says the name Rajesh means "God of kings" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • According to a user from India, the name Rajesh is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "God of King".
  • A submission from India says the name Rajesh means "King of god" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from Bangladesh says the name Rajesh means "King of God".
  • A user from India says the name Rajesh means "Loved".
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Sanskrit राजा (Rāj), ‎"king" + ईश्वर (Īśvar/Eshwar), God or "the ultimate power"

  1. A male given name used in India.

Notable Persons Named Rajesh

Rajesh Khanna was a film actor, producer, and politician. His career lasted from 1966 to 1966. Rajesh was given the name Jatin Khanna on December 29th, 1942 in Amritsar. Rajesh is also known as Kaka, RK, The Original King of Romance, and The First Superstar of Hindi Cinema. He left this life on July 18th, 2012.


Rajesh Koothrappali is an astrophysics.


Rajesh Sharma is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. Rajesh was born in 8 in Ludhiana.


rajesh khattar is an actor, voice actor, story/screen play writer, and voice acting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. rajesh was born on September 24th, 1966 in Delhi, India. rajesh is also known as Rajesh Khatter.


Rajesh Roshan Lal Nagrath is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1974. Rajesh was born on May 24th, 1955 in Mumbai.


Rajesh Krishnan is a playback singer, actor, and musician. Rajesh was born on June 3rd, 1981 in Bangalore, India.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rajesh

Aishwarya Rajesh is a film actress. Her career lasted from 2011 to 2011. Aishwarya was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


M. Rajesh is a film director and screenwriter. He has been prominent since 2009. M. was given the name Rajesh Muthukumarasamy in Nagercoil.


Rajesh is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Rajesh was born on December 20th, 1949 in Mannargudi, Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Rajesh is also known as Swartz Williams.


Aryan Rajesh is an actor, producer, and film producer. Aryan was given the name Edara Aryan Rajesh by his parent E. V. V. Satyanarayana in Hyderabad. Aryan is also known as Rajesh.


M. B. Rajesh is a Member of the Indian Parliament, for Palakkad, Memberof theIndian Parliament, and forPalakkad. M. was born on March 12th, 1971 in Jalandhar.


Rajesh Hebbar is an actor, singing, film actor, serial actor, and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Rajesh was given the name K. Rajesh in 1967 in Palakkad.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1965 6 0 6
1966 6 0 6
1967 6 0 6
1968 15 0 15
1969 13 0 13
1970 25 0 25
1971 31 0 31
1972 37 0 37
1973 33 0 33
1974 29 0 29
1975 22 0 22
1976 43 0 43
1977 29 0 29
1978 35 0 35
1979 35 0 35
1980 20 0 20
1981 29 0 29
1982 25 0 25
1983 24 0 24
1984 13 0 13
1985 19 0 19
1986 17 0 17
1987 14 0 14
1988 8 0 8
1989 14 0 14
1990 20 0 20
1991 11 0 11
1992 9 0 9
1993 15 0 15
1995 12 0 12
1996 10 0 10
1997 7 0 7
1998 6 0 6
2000 6 0 6
2001 7 0 7
2002 5 0 5
2003 7 0 7
2004 6 0 6
2006 8 0 8
2013 6 0 6
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Rajesh

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Popularity of Rajesh as a first name

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Common last names for Rajesh

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rajesh U.S.
  White 0.62% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rajesh

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

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Fun Facts about the name Rajesh

  • How Popular is the name Rajesh? Rajesh is the 13,411th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rajesh was the 29,366th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rajesh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 683 babies born with the first name Rajesh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rajesh to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rajesh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rajesh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rajesh is Saturday, April 11th, 1942.
  • What year had the most people named Rajesh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rajesh was in 1976 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Rajesh Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rajesh is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Rajesh: Your name in reverse order is Hsejar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jahres. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rajesh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 805 people with the last name Rajesh.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rajesh? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rajesh as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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