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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Surya

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  • According to a user from India, the name Surya is of Unknown origin and means "Sun".
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  1. An important god of later Hinduism; the sun god or the sun itself worshipped as the source of warmth and light

From Sanskrit सूर्य (sū́rya, “the sun or its deity”).

  1. (Hinduism) The chief solar deity, one of the Adityas, son of Kasyapa and one of his wives Aditi, of Indra, or of Dyaus Pita (depending by the versions). Portrayed with golden arms and hair, Surya drives through the heaven in his triumphal chariot harnessed by seven horses or one horse with seven heads, which represent the seven colours of the rainbow or the seven chakras.
  2. A male given name used in India.

Notable Persons Named Surya

Surya Bonaly is a figure skater.


Surya was given the name Suryakumar Sen on March 22nd, 1894 in Chittagong. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 1934.


Kumar, Bhagvandas Surya is a teacher and actor. His ongoing career started in 1985. Kumar, was given the name Surya Kumar Bhagvandas by his parents Shrimati and Lieutenant colonel on July 27th, 1957 in Pune.


Surya Kant is a president north america, uk & europe tata consultancy services, tata consultancy services, and uk & europetata consultancy services. Surya was born in Delhi, India.


Surya Bahadur Thapa was a 25th Prime Minister of Nepal. Surya was born on March 21st, 1928 in Muga, Dhankuta, Nepal. He died on April 15th, 2015.


He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Surya was born on February 24th, 1983 in Kolkata, India.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Surya

S. J. Surya is an actor, film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer, and singer.He has been prominent since 1978. S. was given the name Selvaraj Justin Surya on July 20th, 1968 in Vasudevanallur.


Kumar, Bhagvandas Surya is a teacher and actor. His ongoing career started in 1985. Kumar, was given the name Surya Kumar Bhagvandas by his parents Shrimati and Lieutenant colonel on July 27th, 1957 in Pune.


Yohanes Surya is a in the fields of physics and nuclear physics. Yohanes was born on November 6th, 1963 in Jakarta, Indonesia.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 5 0 5
1989 5 5 0
1990 5 5 0
1992 11 11 0
1993 12 12 0
1994 29 21 8
1995 10 10 0
1996 13 13 0
1997 12 5 7
1998 26 12 14
1999 24 0 24
2000 57 17 40
2001 50 10 40
2002 36 0 36
2003 49 10 39
2004 36 0 36
2005 43 7 36
2006 56 9 47
2007 57 11 46
2008 62 12 50
2009 83 15 68
2010 57 14 43
2011 58 14 44
2012 54 10 44
2013 41 0 41
2014 52 8 44
2015 61 10 51
2016 57 8 49
2017 41 0 41

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Popularity of Surya as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Surya U.S.
  White 4.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 86.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 8.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Surya

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

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Fun Facts about the name Surya

  • How Popular is the name Surya? Surya is the 9,924th most popular name of all time. As a last name Surya was the 105,079th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Surya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,102 babies born with the first name Surya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Surya to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Surya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Surya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Surya is Monday, December 15th, 1919.
  • What year had the most people named Surya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Surya was in 2009 with a total of 68 babies.
  • Random Surya Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Surya 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 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Surya: Your name in reverse order is Ayrus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arsyu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Surya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 170 people with the last name Surya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Surya? Surya is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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