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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rajiv

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  • According to a user from India, the name Rajiv is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Its synonymous with Lotus".
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  1. A male given name. It is a common male name in India. The name means 'lotus flower' in Hindi. In Sanskrit, the word means 'Sri Krishna'.

Notable Persons Named Rajiv

Akshay Kumar is an actor, producer, and presenter. He has been prominent since 1991. Akshay was given the name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on September 9th, 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.

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Rajiv Gandhi was a Member of Parliament, for Amethi, 6th Prime Minister of India, Leader of the Opposition, President of the Indian National Congress, Member ofParliament, forAmethi, and Leader of the Opposition (India). Rajiv was born on August 20th, 1944 in Mumbai. He died on May 21st, 1991.

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Rajiv was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He died on November 30th, 2010.

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Rajiv Kapoor is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to 1999. Rajiv was born as the child of Raj Kapoor on August 25th, 1962 in Mumbai.

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Rajiv Menon is a cinematographer and film director. Rajiv was born on April 20th, 1963 in Cochin, Kerala, India.

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Rajiv van La Parra is a soccer player for the Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Feyenoord, Stade Malherbe Caen, SC Heerenveen, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Netherlands national under-17 football team, Netherlands national under-19 football team, and Netherlands national under-21 football team. Rajiv was born on June 4th, 1991 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rajiv

Arokia was born on May 22nd, 1991 in Tiruchirappalli.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 5 0 5
1964 9 0 9
1965 7 0 7
1966 6 0 6
1968 15 0 15
1969 9 0 9
1970 10 0 10
1971 10 0 10
1972 18 0 18
1973 14 0 14
1974 15 0 15
1975 12 0 12
1976 14 0 14
1977 15 0 15
1978 11 0 11
1979 14 0 14
1980 19 0 19
1981 24 0 24
1982 20 0 20
1983 21 0 21
1984 16 0 16
1985 60 0 60
1986 34 0 34
1987 28 0 28
1988 29 0 29
1989 21 0 21
1990 14 0 14
1991 30 0 30
1992 18 0 18
1993 12 0 12
1994 20 0 20
1995 19 0 19
1996 16 0 16
1997 14 0 14
1998 23 0 23
1999 24 0 24
2000 19 0 19
2001 18 0 18
2002 16 0 16
2003 12 0 12
2004 9 0 9
2005 14 0 14
2006 11 0 11
2007 12 0 12
2009 10 0 10
2010 10 0 10
2011 7 0 7
2012 5 0 5
2014 7 0 7
2015 10 0 10
2017 8 0 8

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Popularity of Rajiv as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Rajiv

  • How Popular is the name Rajiv? Rajiv is the 12,016th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rajiv have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 814 babies born with the first name Rajiv in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rajiv to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rajiv? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rajiv first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rajiv is Wednesday, November 5th, 1947.
  • What year had the most people named Rajiv born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rajiv was in 1985 with a total of 60 babies.
  • Random Rajiv Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rajiv is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Rajiv: Your name in reverse order is Vijar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vjira. How do you pronounce that?

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