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Ranganathan Name Meaning

Indian (Kerala Tamil Nadu): from a personal name derived from Sanskrit ranganātha ‘lord of mirth’ (from ranga ‘mirth’ + nātha ‘lord’) an epithet of the god Krishna + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. — Note: Since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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


Similar surnames: Ramanathan, Viswanathan, Padmanabhan, Swaminathan, Raghavan

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Between 1984 and 2001, in the United States, Ranganathan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ranganathan in 1984 was 61, and 61 in 2001.

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