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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Taj

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Taj means "Strong cool".
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International Interest

Arabic تَاج (tāj) from Persian تاج (tāj, “crown”).

  1. A tall brimless hat, usually conical or curved on top, worn in Muslim countries as a sign of distinction and prestige.
  2. (historical) A crown worn by Indian princes as a sign of high rank.

taj was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Emilian, Lojban, and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons Named Taj

Taj Mahal is a blues, r&b, blues rock, reggae, reggae fusion, jazz, and rhythm musician. He plays Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Piano, Ukulele, National String Instrument Corporation, and Dobro. He has had major accomplishments since 1964. Taj was given the name Henry Saint Clair Fredericks on May 17th, 1942 in Harlem. Taj is also known as Taj Mahal.


Taj Gibson is a basketball player for the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Taj was born on June 24th, 1985 in Brooklyn.


They hold the title Queen of India and ملکہ ہندوستان. They were most prominent from 1605 to 1619. Taj was born on May 13th, 1573 in Jodhpur, Mughal India, now India. Taj is also known as Manmati. They died on April 18th, 1619.


Taj was born on June 2nd, 1978 in Busselton.


Taj McWilliams-Franklin is a basketball player for the Contern, Galilee, Philadelphia Rage, Orlando Miracle, PF Schio, Connecticut Sun, and Dandenong Rangers. She was most active from 1993 to 2014. Taj was born on October 20th, 1970 in El Paso, Texas.


Taj Noor is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Taj was given the name Taj Noor Khan in Salem, Tamil Nadu.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Taj

Rani Taj is a bhangra (music), hip hop music, rhythm, blues, and folk music musician. She plays Dhol and Viola. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Rani was born on October 3rd, 1993 in Birmingham. Rani is also known as Rani Taj.


His military service ended in 2011. Nadeem was born on April 29th, 1953 in Lahore.


Syed was born on October 13th, 1900 in Lahore. He died on April 19th, 1970.


Parvez Michel Taj is an artist and entrepreneur. Parvez was born on March 11th, 1977 in Amherst, Nova Scotia.


Syed was born on September 7th, 1946.


Amirizdwan Taj is a soccer player for the Terengganu FA, UiTM F.C., ATM FA, Kelantan FA, and Malaysia national football team. Amirizdwan was born on March 30th, 1986 in Kota Bharu. Amirizdwan is also known as Amiridzwan Taj.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1965 5 5 0
1969 8 0 8
1970 16 5 11
1971 18 0 18
1972 31 5 26
1973 69 15 54
1974 43 0 43
1975 66 5 61
1976 72 0 72
1977 74 7 67
1978 64 8 56
1979 42 0 42
1980 52 9 43
1981 46 7 39
1982 46 6 40
1983 39 8 31
1984 46 7 39
1985 29 0 29
1986 39 12 27
1987 22 0 22
1988 32 0 32
1989 43 8 35
1990 69 5 64
1991 100 9 91
1992 64 8 56
1993 81 6 75
1994 91 12 79
1995 79 7 72
1996 88 8 80
1997 127 16 111
1998 163 17 146
1999 137 9 128
2000 133 11 122
2001 138 10 128
2002 134 8 126
2003 160 9 151
2004 141 12 129
2005 177 8 169
2006 160 10 150
2007 159 10 149
2008 179 12 167
2009 200 9 191
2010 203 8 195
2011 204 15 189
2012 181 8 173
2013 171 15 156
2014 155 12 143
2015 218 18 200
2016 176 11 165
2017 177 19 158
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Taj

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Taj as a first name

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Popularity of Taj as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Taj U.S.
  White 30.27% 64.26%
  African American 2.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 57.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Taj

People with the last name Taj are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Taj

  • How Popular is the name Taj? Taj is the 3,799th most popular name of all time. As a last name Taj was the 50,564th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Taj have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,967 babies born with the first name Taj in the United States. That's more than enough people named Taj 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 Taj? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Taj first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Taj is Sunday, February 14th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Taj born? The highest recorded use of the first name Taj was in 2015 with a total of 200 babies.
  • Random Taj Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Taj is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Taj: Your name in reverse order is Jat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Taj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Taj? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 413 people with the last name Taj.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Taj? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Taj as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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