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Prakash Name Meaning

Indian (northern and southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit prakaša ‘light’. In the northern states, it probably evolved into a family name from use as the final element of a compound name such as Ramprakash. In South India it is used only as a male given name, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S. among people from South India.

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


Similar surnames: Prasad, Ramesh, Prada, Papas, Arakawa, Barash, Prata, Baksh, Peaks

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Prakash Family Origin

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Prakash Family Occupations

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Prakash Historical Records

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Prakash Life Expectancy

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Between 1978 and 2003, in the United States, Prakash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Prakash in 1978 was 46, and 64 in 2003.

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