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Meaning and Origin of: Rana

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Ruler
  • Spanish : Frog
  • Hebrew : Pure, clean

Last name origin & 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 rạ̄nī ‘queen’ (Sanskrit rājñī, based on the analogy that nouns ending in and denoting females usually have masculine counterparts ending in ). 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.