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What does Raj mean?

Raj Pronunciation of Raj [raj] as a name for boys means "king". Raj is a variant form of Rajan (Hindi, Sanskrit).

Associated with: king.


2 relations via Rajan: Raja and Rajah.

Creative forms:
(male) Raji, Rano, ..

(female) Raca, Rata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Raj Alexandre (R.A.), ..

How popular is Raj?

Raj is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#17935 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Raj entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #1487 in the U.S. in 2003, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raj name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raj outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Kaj, Rab, Rad, Rae, Rai, Ram, Ras, Ray and Taj. These names tend to be more frequently used than Raj.

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