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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 Singh

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Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A user from India says the name Singh is of English origin and means "It is related to the brave".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Singh is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Gods lion in Sikh religion".
  • According to a user from India, the name Singh is of Sanskrit origin and means "Lion".
  • A submission from India says the name Singh means "Lion" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A user from Australia says the name Singh is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Lion, of nobility. Usually used by sikh men as last name, only predjudiced keep as middle name".

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From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá, “lion”).

  1. A Gujarati surname that was later adopted by Sikhs
  2. A Sikh surname​.
  3. A male given name used by Sikhs, often but not necessarily a middle name.
  4. A surname common among the Rajput clan from Rajasthan, India
  5. A surname common among the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in India

Notable Persons Named Singh

Singh Rajnath is a for Lucknow, for Ghaziabad, Minister of Home Affairs, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, 19th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Member of Parliament, forLucknow, forGhaziabad, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Home Affairs (India), Bharatiya Ja. Singh was born on July 10th, 1951 in Chandauli district.


Singh was born on August 21st, 1987 in Punjab (region).


Singh Kaur was a new-age music musician. Her career lasted from 1978 to 1998. Singh was given the name Laura Drew in 1955. Singh is also known as Lorellei. She passed away in 1998.


singh was born in 1948.


Singh was born on August 16th, 1931.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Singh

Yuvraj Singh is a cricketer. Yuvraj was born on December 12th, 1981 in Chandigarh, India.


Ranveer Singh is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Ranveer was given the name Ranveer Singh Bhavnani on July 6th, 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Sweta Singh is a news anchor of aaj tak, news presenter, and news anchorofaaj tak. Her ongoing career started in 1996. Sweta was born on August 21st, 1977.


Bhagat was born in 1907 in Banga, Jaranwala Tehsil, Lyallpur district, Punjab, British India. He left this life on March 23rd, 1931.


Arijit Singh is a playback singer musician. His ongoing career started in 2007. Arijit was born in Jiaganj Azimganj.


Rakul was born Rakul Preet Singh in New Delhi, India.


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Popularity of Singh as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Singh U.S.
  White 4.29% 64.26%
  African American 4.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 82.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Singh

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

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Fun Facts about the name Singh

  • How Popular is the name Singh? As a last name Singh was the 260th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Singh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Singh is Tuesday, March 14th, 1916.
  • How unique is the name Singh? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Singh. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Singh: Your name in reverse order is Hgnis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihsgn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Singh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 116,749 people with the last name Singh.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Singh? Singh was ranked as the 260th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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