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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shastri

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  • According to a user from Trinidad and Tobago, the name Shastri is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Prince, scribe".

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Notable Persons Named Shastri

Shastri Spencer is an athlete for the Pocono Snow.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri was a 2nd Prime Minister of India, Minister of External Affairs, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of External Affairs (India), and Minister of Home Affairs (India). Lal was born on October 2nd, 1904 in Varanasi. He died on January 11th, 1966.


Ravi Shastri is a cricketer. Ravi was born on May 27th, 1962 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.


Narayani Shastri is a model (people), actor, presenter, model, actress, and television presenter. Her ongoing career started in 2000. Narayani was born on April 16th, 1978 in Pune, Maharashtra.


Venniradai Moorthy is a film actor and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to present. Venniradai was given the name Moorthy Natraja Shastri in 1936 in Chidambaram.


Kavi Shastri is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Kavi was born on February 19th, 1986 in London, England.


Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan was a musician. He plays Violin. Kunnakudi was given the name Vaidyanthan Ramaswamy Shastri on March 2nd, 1935 in Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan. He passed away on September 8th, 2008.


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Popularity of Shastri as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shastri U.S.
  White 1.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shastri

People with the last name Shastri are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shastri

  • How Popular is the name Shastri? As a last name Shastri was the 40,672nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Shastri first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Shastri is Wednesday, February 9th, 1944.
  • How unique is the name Shastri? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Shastri. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Shastri: Your name in reverse order is Irtsahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asthirs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shastri? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 537 people with the last name Shastri.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shastri? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shastri as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k 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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