Rana Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat, Bombay city, and Rajasthan): Hindu and Parsi name meaning ‘king’ in modern Indian languages. Rana does not have a Sanskrit equivalent; it is probably a back-formation from ra?ni ‘queen’ (Sanskrit rajñi, based on the analogy that nouns ending in -i and denoting females usually have masculine counterparts ending in -a). The name Rana was used as a title by some Rajput kings. As a surname, it is now found among Rajputs as well as several other communities. It is cognate with the name Rane, which occurs in Maharashtra and Goa. Spanish and Italian: from rana ‘frog’, hence a nickname, perhaps for someone with bulging eyes. Galician (Raña): habitational name from a place so called in the province of A Coruña.

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


Similar surnames: Raba, Rama, Rada, Rapa, Rand, Dana, Rao, Rank, Grana, Rai

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Rana Family Origin

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Rana Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Clergyman

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Servant

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Rana occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Rana's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rana family was Servant. Farmer, Clergyman and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rana.

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Between 1961 and 2004, Rana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rana in 1961 was 38, and 60 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rana

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