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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Seraj

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A user from Michigan, United States says the name Seraj is of Arabic origin and means "Lantern of light leading a good path.".
  • A submission from India says the name Seraj means "Light" and is of Islamic / Muslim origin.
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Seraj

Seraj Munir was an actor. He was most prominent from 1930 to 1957. Seraj was born in 1901 in Cairo. He passed away in 1957.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Seraj

Shykh Seraj is a journalist, director & head of news, and impress telefilm ltd.His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present.


Behnam Seraj is a soccer player for the Be'sat Kermanshah F.C., Sanat Naft Abadan F.C., Persepolis F.C., Foolad F.C., Paykan F.C., and Iran national football team. Behnam was born on June 19th, 1971 in Abadan, Iran.


Islam Seraj is a soccer player for the Al-Ahli Saudi FC, Al-Wehda Club (Mecca), Ettifaq FC, and Al-Faisaly FC (Harmah). Islam was born on March 7th, 1989 in Jeddah.


Zeba Islam Seraj is a in the fields of biotechnology and molecular biology. Zeba was born on January 12th, 1958 in Bangladesh.


Hussain Seraj is a soccer player for the Kuwait national football team. Hussain was born on June 28th, 1982 in Kuwait.


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International Interest for Seraj

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Seraj as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Seraj U.S.
  White 53.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 24.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 19.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Seraj

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

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Fun Facts about the name Seraj

  • How Popular is the name Seraj? Seraj is the 46,678th most popular name of all time. As a last name Seraj was the 71,042nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Seraj have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52 babies born with the first name Seraj in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Seraj? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Seraj first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Seraj is Monday, May 1st, 1922.
  • What year had the most people named Seraj born? The highest recorded use of the first name Seraj was in 2017 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Seraj: Your name in reverse order is Jares. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aresj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Seraj? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 275 people with the last name Seraj.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seraj? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Seraj as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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