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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu) : Hindu name from Sanskrit nāgarāja ‘serpent king’ (from nāga ‘serpent’ + rāja ‘king’), an epithet of the serpent king Shesha + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.

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