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Narayan Name Meaning

Indian (northern and southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit naraya?na, an epithet of the god Vishnu. In the northern states, it appears to have evolved into a family name from the final element of compound personal names such as Ramnarayan (from Ram, name of an incarnation of Vishnu, + Narayan). In South India, it is used only as a male given name, but has become a family name among South Indians in the U.S. It is a variant of Narayanan among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home state.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Narayanan, Norman, Natarajan, Rajan, Bryan, Arya, Karan, Dragan

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Narayan Family Occupations

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Narayan Life Expectancy

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Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Narayan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Narayan in 1967 was 14, and 70 in 2004.

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