Rajiv राजीव

  • Suitable for Boy
  • 3 syllables and 5 letters
  • pronounced as rAjIva
  • Hindi (Sanskrit) राजीव

Rajiv meaning: Stripes

Rajiv name meaning

Literal meaning of Rajiv:

Name Rajiv (Sanskrit: राजीव) literally means striped in Sanskrit.

Intended meaning of Rajiv:

Rajiv is an ancient Sanskrit name which has the meaning streaked, striped. Reference of Rajiv (राजीव) found in Mahabharata and Yagyavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य), intending to mean a blue lotus-flower.
In Ramayana, Lord Rama is also referred as "Rajiv Lochan", meaning "one whose eyes are like lotus flowers". Rajiv have described as having quality of Lotus like lotus flower though grown in mud water doesn't accumulate the mud particles onto.
As per Monier Williams dictionary, the name also a name of of the pupil of Vishvanatha (विश्व-नाथ). According to Manusmriti (मनु-स्मृति), Rajiv is a species of fish. Rajiv also refers to a special kind of elephant as per lexicographers.

Popularity of Rajiv

US Popularity Trend for Rajiv

According to the graph, Rajiv is a very popular name in USA. It is highly popular and used by more than 5000 people in India. As it is shown in the graph this name is popular from 1962 and it is still a name adopted by a large number of people of India as the name of their babies. Rajiv can be spelled as Rajeev is also used by more than 7000 people in India as the name of their babies.

In our opinion Rajiv is a common name. It is also short and sweet. Rajiv also has a nice meaning attached to it.

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More about Rajiv

  • Rajiv Ratna Gandhi was the seventh Prime Minister of India.
  • Rajiv Dixit was an Indian social activist.
  • Rajiv Malhotra is an Indian-American author.
  • Rajiv Kapoor is an Indian film actor, producer, director and member of the Kapoor Family.
  • Rajiv Menon is an Indian cinematographer and film maker.
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy is an Indian politician, representing Bharatiya Janata Party, and a Member of Parliament representing Saran Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, India since May 2014.

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Raju राजु

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