Rana

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rana

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  • A submission from Saudi Arabia says the name Rana means "It comes from a verb in the Arabic language, and it means enchanting your eyes with the beauty of that someone named rana as your eyes lift up high to glance at them." and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from Trinidad and Tobago says the name Rana is of Arabic origin and means "Eyecatching".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Rana is of Arabic origin and means "Light of the Earth".
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit)

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ra"na
A genus of anurous batrachians, including the common frogs.

Etymology: L., a frog

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the Ranidae

Notable Persons Named Rana

Rana Daggubati is a visual effects co-ordinator, actor, film producer, model (people), visual effects, visual effectsco-ordinator, and model. He has been prominent since 2005. Rana was born Rana Daggubati as the child of Daggubati Suresh Babu on December 14th, 1984 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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He holds the title 76 and 76th Custodian ofMewardynasty. Rana was born on December 13th, 1944.

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Rana Chandra Singh was a Member National Assembly of Pakistan from Umerkot and MemberNational Assembly of PakistanfromUmerkot. Rana was born in 1931 in Rana Jagir, Umerkot, British India. He died on August 1st, 2009.

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Rana Kumbha is royalty. His career lasted from 35 to 35.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rana

Ashutosh Rana is an actor, television presenter, and film actor. Ashutosh was given the name Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra in Gadarwara. Ashutosh is also known as Rana.

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Shakib Khan is an actor and film producer. He has been prominent since 1999. Shakib was given the name Masud Rana in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.

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Devyani Rana is royalty. She holds the title Kunwarani of Singrauli.

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Jung Bahadur Rana was a list of prime ministers of nepal and prime minister of nepal. He holds the title Sri 3 Maharaj of Kaski and Lamjung. Jung was born on June 18th, 1816. He breathed his last breath on February 25th, 1877.

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Pravessh Rana is a model (people), actor, and model. Pravessh was born Pravessh Rana on February 26th, 1983 in Meerut.

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Munawwar Rana is a poet and writer. Munawwar was born in 1952 in --11-26.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1942 6 6 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 5 5 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 13 13 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 20 20 0
1949 14 14 0
1950 11 11 0
1951 17 17 0
1952 23 23 0
1953 11 11 0
1954 25 25 0
1955 15 15 0
1956 16 16 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 23 23 0
1959 18 18 0
1960 21 21 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 31 31 0
1963 46 46 0
1964 43 43 0
1965 41 41 0
1966 37 37 0
1967 50 50 0
1968 59 59 0
1969 76 76 0
1970 101 101 0
1971 120 120 0
1972 91 91 0
1973 96 96 0
1974 100 95 5
1975 114 114 0
1976 113 113 0
1977 111 111 0
1978 103 103 0
1979 92 92 0
1980 81 81 0
1981 86 86 0
1982 73 73 0
1983 67 67 0
1984 70 70 0
1985 67 67 0
1986 60 60 0
1987 83 83 0
1988 77 77 0
1989 80 75 5
1990 86 81 5
1991 73 73 0
1992 60 60 0
1993 43 43 0
1994 70 70 0
1995 61 61 0
1996 68 68 0
1997 64 64 0
1998 76 69 7
1999 68 68 0
2000 65 65 0
2001 75 69 6
2002 59 54 5
2003 71 71 0
2004 59 59 0
2005 71 65 6
2006 47 47 0
2007 49 49 0
2008 67 67 0
2009 49 49 0
2010 50 50 0
2011 57 46 11
2012 62 55 7
2013 61 55 6
2014 62 52 10
2015 59 46 13
2016 71 63 8
2017 54 44 10

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Popularity of Rana as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rana U.S.
  White 10.57% 64.26%
  African American 0.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 83.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rana

People with the last name Rana are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Rana

  • How Popular is the name Rana? Rana is the 4,210th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rana was the 4,923rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,227 babies born with the first name Rana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rana to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rana is Thursday, January 31st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Rana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rana was in 1971 with a total of 120 babies.
  • Random Rana Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rana is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Rana: Your name in reverse order is Anar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aanr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,145 people with the last name Rana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rana? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rana as their last name.

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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).
  • 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.
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