Roshan

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2k
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since 1880
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439
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roshan

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  • A submission from Hawaii, United States says the name Roshan means "Light" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
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Wiktionary

From Persian روشن (roušan).

  1. A kshatriya Punjabi surname​.

Notable Persons Named Roshan

Roshan Seth is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1964. Roshan was born on April 2nd, 1942 in Patna.

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Roshan Akhtar Bahadur was royalty. He was most prominent from 1719 to 1748. Roshan was born on August 17th, 1702 in Fatehpur Sikri. He left this life on April 26th, 1748.

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Roshan was a music director and composer. He was most active from 1948 to 1967. Roshan was given the name Roshanlal Nagrath on July 14th, 1917. He died on November 16th, 1967.

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Roshan Prince is a bhangra (music) and indian pop record producer, musician, music director, and singer-songwriter. He was most active from 2006 to present.

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Roshan was born in Lucknow.

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Roshan Mahanama is a cricketer. Roshan was born on May 31st, 1966 in Colombo.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roshan

Hrithik Roshan is an actor. He was most prominent from 1980 to 1986. Hrithik was born as the child of Rakesh Roshan on January 10th, 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Rakesh Roshan is a film director, producer, actor, screen writer, editor, film producer, and editing. Rakesh was born as the child of Roshan (music director) on September 6th, 1949 in Bombay, Bombay State, India.

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Roshan was a music director and composer. He was most active from 1948 to 1967. Roshan was given the name Roshanlal Nagrath on July 14th, 1917. He died on November 16th, 1967.

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Susan Roshan is a pop music, rhythm, blues, dance music, and rock music songwriter and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 1990. Susan was born Susan Roshan on September 23rd, 1967 in Tehran.

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Maer was born on August 13th, 1967.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 5 5 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 5 5 0
1970 9 9 0
1972 6 6 0
1974 8 0 8
1975 9 9 0
1976 20 10 10
1977 20 6 14
1978 17 0 17
1979 23 5 18
1980 20 0 20
1981 23 0 23
1982 25 7 18
1983 32 6 26
1984 24 0 24
1985 17 0 17
1986 30 6 24
1987 28 6 22
1988 20 0 20
1989 25 0 25
1990 31 5 26
1991 17 0 17
1992 29 6 23
1993 32 6 26
1994 37 0 37
1995 33 9 24
1996 19 0 19
1997 33 0 33
1998 55 5 50
1999 29 0 29
2000 55 0 55
2001 63 0 63
2002 56 0 56
2003 50 0 50
2004 63 0 63
2005 48 0 48
2006 62 0 62
2007 61 0 61
2008 59 0 59
2009 60 0 60
2010 64 0 64
2011 62 0 62
2012 50 0 50
2013 41 0 41
2014 46 0 46
2015 32 0 32
2016 49 6 43
2017 42 0 42

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Popularity of Roshan as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roshan U.S.
  White 51.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 19.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roshan

People with the last name Roshan are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Roshan

  • How Popular is the name Roshan? Roshan is the 7,680th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roshan was the 48,160th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roshan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,651 babies born with the first name Roshan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roshan to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roshan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Roshan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roshan is Wednesday, October 23rd, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Roshan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roshan was in 2010 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Roshan Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roshan is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Roshan: Your name in reverse order is Nahsor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naohsr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roshan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 439 people with the last name Roshan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roshan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roshan as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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