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Padmanabhan Surname Meaning

Indian (Kerala Tamil Nadu): from a personal name composed of the Sanskrit elements padma ‘lotus’ + nābha ‘navel’ + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. Padmanabha is an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu. — 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 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ramanathan, Ranganathan, Viswanathan, Swaminathan, Narasimhan

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Between 1988 and 2004, in the United States, Padmanabhan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Padmanabhan in 1988 was 78, and 68 in 2004.

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