Ancient Sanskrit name Maharaja (महाराज) refers to emperor or great king. Maharaja also denotes supreme sovereign or his majesty.
Mention of Maharaja is found in Brahman with meanings like a great king, supreme sovereign or reigning prince. Maharaja also founds to be mentioned in the Epic Maitrayani-Sanhita (मैत्रायणी-संहिता) where this word is a name for moon.
Reference of Maharaja is also found in Sir Monier-Williams dictionary where Maharaja refers to a class of divine beings who guard and protect earth and heavens against the demons.
Lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh have also used the name Maharaja in their writings as a successor of Vallabhacharya (वल्लभाचार्य).
Maharaja is another name of Lord Vishnu as per mentioned in Bhagavat Purana. And Maharaja is founder of a sect as per Religious Thought and Life in India.
Maharaja is not a popular name in the USA. Maharaja is a somewhat popular name in India. Here it is used by less people as the name of their babies.
Maharaja is little old style name.
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