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Raghavan Surname Meaning

Indian (Kerala Tamil Nadu): from a personal name derived from Sanskrit rāghava ‘descendant of Raghu’ (an epithet of the god Rama incarnation of Vishnu) + 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 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sankaran, Mahajan, Canavan, Rahman, Ramadan, Ashman, Mahan, Lagana

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Between 1976 and 2004, in the United States, Raghavan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raghavan in 1976 was 32, and 92 in 2004.

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