Vijay

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
634
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vijay

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Indian (Sanskrit)
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English
40%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from India says the name Vijay is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Win".
  • A submission from Singapore says the name Vijay means "Victory".
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Vijay is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Winner".
  • A submission from India says the name Vijay means "Victory" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A user from Nepal says the name Vijay is of English origin and means "God".

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Hindi विजय (vijay, “victory”).

  1. A male given name used by Hindus.

Notable Persons Named Vijay

Vijay is an actor, playback singer, and film actor. He was most active from 1992 to present. Vijay was given the name Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar by his parents S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba Chandrasekhar on June 22nd, 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Vijay Sethupathi is an actor, film producer, screenwriter, playback singer, lyricist, and producer. He has been prominent since 2004. Vijay was given the name Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi on January 16th, 1978 in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu. Vijay is also known as Vijay Sethupathy.

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Vijay Antony is a music composer, actor, playback singer, and producer. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Vijay was born on July 24th, 1975 in Nagercoil. Vijay is also known as Fathima Vijay Antony.

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Vijay Deverakonda is an actor. He was most prominent from 2011 to present. Vijay was born Vijay Deverakonda in Hyderabad.

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Bobby Deol is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1977. Bobby was given the name Vijay Singh Deol by his parent Dharmendra on January 27th, 1969 in Mumbai.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Vijay

Vijay is an actor, playback singer, and film actor. He was most active from 1992 to present. Vijay was given the name Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar by his parents S. A. Chandrasekhar and Shoba Chandrasekhar on June 22nd, 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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A. L. Vijay is a film director. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. A. was born on June 18th, 1979.

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Arun Vijay is an actor and film actor. He has been prominent since 1995. Arun was given the name Arun on November 19th, 1977 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Arun is also known as Arun Kumar.

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John Vijay is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. John was born on November 20th, 1976 in India.

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Murali was born on April 1st, 1984 in Chennai.

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Duniya Vijay is an actor and film producer. He was most active from 2004 to present. Duniya was given the name Vijay on January 20th, 1974 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Duniya is also known as Duniya Viji, Black Cobra, and Kari Chirathe.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1965 5 0 5
1966 5 0 5
1967 8 0 8
1968 8 0 8
1969 14 0 14
1970 6 0 6
1971 9 0 9
1972 9 0 9
1973 19 0 19
1974 21 0 21
1975 23 0 23
1976 24 0 24
1977 37 0 37
1978 36 0 36
1979 32 0 32
1980 43 0 43
1981 37 0 37
1982 47 0 47
1983 32 0 32
1984 36 0 36
1985 38 0 38
1986 41 0 41
1987 30 0 30
1988 34 0 34
1989 26 0 26
1990 34 0 34
1991 27 0 27
1992 31 0 31
1993 44 0 44
1994 26 0 26
1995 35 0 35
1996 33 0 33
1997 27 0 27
1998 35 0 35
1999 41 0 41
2000 42 0 42
2001 34 0 34
2002 36 0 36
2003 38 0 38
2004 47 0 47
2005 47 0 47
2006 49 0 49
2007 34 0 34
2008 36 0 36
2009 16 0 16
2010 24 0 24
2011 18 0 18
2012 16 0 16
2013 9 0 9
2014 16 0 16
2015 12 0 12
2016 11 0 11
2017 10 0 10
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Vijay

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Popularity of Vijay as a first name

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Common last names for Vijay

  • Kumar
  • Sharma

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vijay U.S.
  White 3.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 86.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vijay

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

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Fun Facts about the name Vijay

  • How Popular is the name Vijay? Vijay is the 8,325th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vijay was the 35,489th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vijay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,448 babies born with the first name Vijay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vijay to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vijay? 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 Vijay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vijay is Tuesday, July 1st, 1924.
  • What year had the most people named Vijay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vijay was in 2006 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Vijay Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vijay is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Vijay: Your name in reverse order is Yajiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avjyi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vijay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 634 people with the last name Vijay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vijay? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vijay as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k 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).
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