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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tulsi

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From Hindi तुलसी (tulsī), from Sanskrit.

  1. Holy basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum.

Notable Persons Named Tulsi

Tulsi Gabbard is a Member of the Honolulu City Council, from the 6th District, and Member of theHonolulu City Council. Tulsi was born on April 12th, 1981 in Leloaloa, American Samoa, U.S. Tulsi is also known as Gabbard Tamayo and Tulasi.


Tulsi Kumar is a playback singer musician. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Tulsi was born in New Delhi.


Tulsi was born on July 29th, 1944.


Tulsi Giri is a politician. Tulsi was born on September 26th, 1926 in Siraha District, Nepal.


Tulsi Chakraborty was an actor. He was most active from 1932 to 1961. Tulsi was born on March 3rd, 1899 in Howrah. He died on December 11th, 1961.


Tulsi Ghimire is a film director, screenwriter, actor, film editing, and film editor. Tulsi was born on July 15th, 1951 in Kalimpong.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tulsi

Tathagat Avatar Tulsi is a scientist in the field of physics. Tathagat was born on September 9th, 1987 in Patna.


K. was born on November 7th, 1947 in Hoshiarpur.


Tulsi was born on October 20th, 1914. He died on June 23rd, 1997.


Rajkavi Inderjeet Singh Tulsi was a poet, author, bollywood, and lyricist. Rajkavi was born on April 2nd, 1926 in Kana Kacha, Lahore, Punjab, British India. He died on May 11th, 1984.


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Popularity of Tulsi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tulsi U.S.
  White 12.50% 64.26%
  African American 25.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 52.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tulsi

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tulsi

  • How Popular is the name Tulsi? Tulsi is the 18,877th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tulsi was the 156,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tulsi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 389 babies born with the first name Tulsi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tulsi to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tulsi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Tulsi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tulsi is Friday, September 5th, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Tulsi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tulsi was in 2017 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Tulsi Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tulsi is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Tulsi: Your name in reverse order is Islut. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Luits. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tulsi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104 people with the last name Tulsi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tulsi? Tulsi is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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