Veda

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Origin and Meaning of Veda

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  • According to a user from Maryland, United States, the name Veda is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Knowledge".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ve"da
The ancient sacred literature of the Hindus; also, one of the four collections, called Rig-Veda Yajur-Veda Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda, constituting the most ancient portions of that literature.

Note: ☞ The language of the Vedas is usually called Vedic Sanskrit , as distinguished from the later and more settled form called classical Sanskrit .

Etymology: Skr. vēda, properly, knowledge, from vid to know. See Wit

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  1. (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
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Borrowing from Sanskrit वेद (veda, “knowledge”).

  1. (Hinduism) A large body of texts originating in Ancient India. They form the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism.

Veda was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Veda

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1963. Veda was born on January 11th, 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She breathed her last breath on August 16th, 1973.

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Veda was born on October 16th, 1992 in Chikmagalur.

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Veda Hille is an indie rock, experimental music, baroque pop, and art rock musician. She plays Tenor guitar, Piano, Accordion, Keyboard instrument, Banjo, and Vocals. She was most active from 1992 to 1992. Veda was born on August 11th, 1968 in Vancouver.

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Veda Brown is a rhythm, blues, soul music, and gospel music singer, choir leader, cosmetologist, teacher, singing, choir, and cosmetology. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to 1970. Veda was given the name Mildred Pulliam on December 11th, 1949 in Hayti, Missouri. Veda is also known as Mildred Whitehorn, Brown, and Veda.

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Veda is a drag queen and musician.

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Veda Shook is a labor leader and flight attendant.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Veda

Veda is a drag queen and musician.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 6 6 0
1882 5 5 0
1884 9 9 0
1885 17 17 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 16 16 0
1888 26 26 0
1889 19 19 0
1890 27 27 0
1891 18 18 0
1892 23 23 0
1893 22 22 0
1894 31 31 0
1895 41 41 0
1896 37 37 0
1897 44 44 0
1898 46 46 0
1899 50 50 0
1900 52 52 0
1901 52 52 0
1902 52 52 0
1903 52 52 0
1904 40 40 0
1905 54 54 0
1906 51 51 0
1907 59 59 0
1908 60 60 0
1909 56 56 0
1910 65 65 0
1911 74 74 0
1912 101 101 0
1913 107 107 0
1914 118 118 0
1915 168 168 0
1916 171 171 0
1917 169 169 0
1918 167 167 0
1919 164 164 0
1920 193 193 0
1921 188 188 0
1922 166 166 0
1923 162 162 0
1924 167 167 0
1925 169 169 0
1926 166 166 0
1927 145 145 0
1928 137 137 0
1929 143 143 0
1930 126 126 0
1931 97 97 0
1932 97 97 0
1933 106 106 0
1934 118 118 0
1935 101 101 0
1936 99 99 0
1937 95 95 0
1938 89 89 0
1939 68 68 0
1940 80 80 0
1941 70 70 0
1942 82 82 0
1943 67 67 0
1944 65 65 0
1945 83 83 0
1946 200 200 0
1947 164 164 0
1948 137 137 0
1949 91 91 0
1950 97 97 0
1951 93 93 0
1952 96 96 0
1953 107 107 0
1954 128 128 0
1955 79 79 0
1956 108 108 0
1957 95 95 0
1958 122 122 0
1959 119 119 0
1960 128 128 0
1961 116 116 0
1962 101 101 0
1963 108 108 0
1964 102 102 0
1965 74 74 0
1966 77 77 0
1967 74 74 0
1968 59 59 0
1969 54 54 0
1970 48 48 0
1971 63 63 0
1972 35 35 0
1973 41 41 0
1974 31 31 0
1975 28 28 0
1976 27 27 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 34 34 0
1979 21 21 0
1980 25 25 0
1981 27 27 0
1982 25 25 0
1983 20 20 0
1984 18 18 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 20 20 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 17 17 0
1991 10 10 0
1992 19 19 0
1993 36 36 0
1994 24 24 0
1995 25 25 0
1996 40 40 0
1997 31 31 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 50 50 0
2000 60 60 0
2001 49 49 0
2002 67 67 0
2003 62 62 0
2004 65 65 0
2005 98 98 0
2006 75 75 0
2007 96 96 0
2008 132 132 0
2009 133 133 0
2010 155 155 0
2011 202 202 0
2012 177 177 0
2013 211 211 0
2014 225 225 0
2015 289 289 0
2016 319 319 0
2017 314 314 0

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Popularity of Veda as a first name

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Popularity of Veda as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Veda U.S.
  White 31.25% 64.26%
  African American 3.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 50.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Veda

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

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Fun Facts about the name Veda

  • How Popular is the name Veda? Veda is the 2,318th most popular name of all time. As a last name Veda was the 83,834th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Veda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,415 babies born with the first name Veda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Veda to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Veda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Veda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Veda is Wednesday, September 2nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Veda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Veda was in 2016 with a total of 319 babies.
  • Random Veda Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Veda is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Veda: Your name in reverse order is Adev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eadv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Veda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 224 people with the last name Veda.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Veda? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Veda as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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