Shanta

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5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
241
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shanta

"Shanta" is a name of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Serenity, calm". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Shanta

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Shanta was born on October 19th, 1922. She breathed her last breath on June 6th, 2002.

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Shanta Kumar is a Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food, Public Distribution, Minister of Rural Development, List of Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, and Ministry of Rural Development (India). Shanta was born on September 12th, 1934 in Garhjamula, Kangra, Punjab, British India.

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Shanta Apte was a singer-actress. Her career lasted from 1932 to 1958. Shanta was born Shanta Apte in 1916 in Dudhni, Maharashtra, British India. Shanta is also known as Shanta Apte. She left this life in 1964.

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Shanta Gandhi was a theatre director and playwright. Shanta was born on December 20th, 1917 in Nashik. She breathed her last breath on May 6th, 2002.

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Shanta Gokhale is a writer, translator, journalist, and theatre critic. Shanta was born on August 14th, 1939 in Dahanu, Thane district , India.

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Virginia Shanta Klinekole was a Mescalero Apache Tribal Council Member, President, Tularosa School Board, Mescalero Apache School Board, New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council, and Mescalero ApacheTribal Council Member. Virginia was given the name Virginia Shanta on June 13th, 1924 in Three Rivers, New Mexico. Virginia is also known as Shanta and Virginia. She breathed her last breath on March 13th, 2011.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1958 5 5 0
1960 13 13 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 16 16 0
1963 16 16 0
1964 13 13 0
1965 32 32 0
1966 36 36 0
1967 44 44 0
1968 47 47 0
1969 72 72 0
1970 100 100 0
1971 147 137 10
1972 139 133 6
1973 142 135 7
1974 186 177 9
1975 174 167 7
1976 172 163 9
1977 316 301 15
1978 377 359 18
1979 322 311 11
1980 274 264 10
1981 265 255 10
1982 211 204 7
1983 181 175 6
1984 194 194 0
1985 243 237 6
1986 210 205 5
1987 193 193 0
1988 147 147 0
1989 159 153 6
1990 132 132 0
1991 93 93 0
1992 89 89 0
1993 85 85 0
1994 60 60 0
1995 53 53 0
1996 38 38 0
1997 31 31 0
1998 35 35 0
1999 30 30 0
2000 20 20 0
2001 16 16 0
2002 16 16 0
2003 15 15 0
2004 17 17 0
2005 12 12 0
2006 6 6 0
2007 9 9 0
2008 11 11 0
2009 7 7 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 7 7 0
2014 5 5 0

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Popularity of Shanta as a first name

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Popularity of Shanta as a last name

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Common last names for Shanta

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Common first names for Shanta

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shanta U.S.
  White 51.04% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 31.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shanta

People with the last name Shanta are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Shanta

  • How Popular is the name Shanta? Shanta is the 3,612th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shanta was the 79,075th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shanta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,253 babies born with the first name Shanta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shanta to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shanta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shanta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shanta is Saturday, August 31st, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Shanta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shanta was in 1978 with a total of 359 babies.
  • Random Shanta Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shanta is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Shanta: Your name in reverse order is Atnahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shtana. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shanta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 241 people with the last name Shanta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shanta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shanta as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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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