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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named India
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named India in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name India:
Records indicate that 18,044 girls in the United States have been named India since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2001, when 1,047 people in the U.S. were given the name India. Those people are now 15 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name India
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9 Positive Comments
"I'm most likely going to name my daughter this! I love the name, it's gorgeous! I hope kids these days don't tease as much seeing as there are so many different names around these days." May. 28, 2014:
"I think it sounds pretty and makes me think of the Alanis song, "Thank you India" which has a beautiful meaning behind it." May. 4, 2014:
"I love the name India. We've called our baby India Mai (born in May). The word actually means river. It's also shortened to Indi but I prefer India so i'm going to try really hard not to shorten it. Children always end up with so many nicknames. It's a shame when they have beautiful names. Everyone I know says her name is beautiful - including older people. Perhaps as my older daughter is called Chilali Star - anything seems normal compared to that..." Jul. 4, 2008:
"If I ever have a baby girl, this will definitely be her name. I've been planning this for over 10 years!!!" Jun. 23, 2008:
"My name Is India aswell I used to hate it because for the same reason being called africe and asia and china but now I like it and I find that when i meet different people they always comment on wht a pretty name I have i like my name now at least its unique." Jun. 14, 2008:
"I haven't meet anyone else with the name India yet but I heard there a lot more." Apr. 10, 2007:
"my name is india and i went to a school that no one really knows about but at that school there were four different indias including me!! i love my name and other people comment on it that they like it too!" Jan. 21, 2007:
"I have always loved this name and have chosen it for my baby girl. To me it has lots of interesting connotations and a beautiful feminine sound." Nov. 24, 2005:
"I am a teacher in Australia and have never come across a child by that name. I have called my baby girl India and find that her name is shortened to Indy. Most young people like this name, where as i have found that the majority of older people find this name too unusual." Aug. 20, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"my name is india. i hate it! people are always calling me china, africa, and europe as a joke. its really annoying!" Dec. 29, 2007:
6 Neutral Comments
"My name is India. I use to cry so my mom would change my name because I was teased so bad. But now I embrace it. Im the only India most of the people I come in contact with know. Your name is you. And I carry the name India well!!!" Mar. 6, 2012:
"My name is India Imogen, I REALLY hate it when people make fun of me by calling me China, Asia and Pakistan. but i dont care what they think, i'd rather have an unusual name than a really common one!" Sep. 26, 2010:
"I also love my name. I was named after Ashley Wilkes "plain" sister in Gone With the Wind - I have done my best to live down the "plain" part. I am 66" May. 16, 2010:
"My name is also India, and I used to dislike it because of being made fun of. However, now that I'm older I appreciate being named something so unique. It sets me apart from all the other people I know!" Apr. 3, 2008:
"I live in Australia and have also called my daughter India but have spelt it Indiya. She loves her name. I find alot of older people find it too unusual as well but when I point out there was a character in the movie Gone with the wind" called India they seem to approve more." Aug. 7, 2006:
"My name is India Rose. I really love it because I've never met anyone else with the same name. I feel so unique. Usually only my family calls me Indy, because it's more affectionate. I'm trying to search for a name for my daughter that is uqually beautiful." Jun. 27, 2006:
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