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Gender: F Origin of India: Place-name, from the River Indus

India is one of the first and still one of the loveliest place-names: exotic, euphonious and long stylish in England. It's gaining quite a bit of popularity in the US as well -- it was one of the fastest-rising names on the 2013 list, after jumping 240 spots back into the Top 1000. India was a character in Gone with the Wind, the sister of Ashley Wilkes, and more recently was picked for the daughters of singer Sarah McLachlan, actress Heather Thomas, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman, and Avenger Chris Hemsworth. While not exactly new, India remains one of our highly-recommended favorites.

India Hicks is a high-profile ex-model with ties to the royal family, and the mother of a girl called Domino. Singer India.Arie was born India Arie--without the period.

Famous People Named India

India Hicks, British model, host, designer, hotelier, and author
India Oxenberg, American actress
India Arie Simpson, American singer
India Eisley, American actress
India Rose Hemsworth, daughter of Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
India Ann Sushil Sood, daughter of Sarah McLachlan
India Pearl Weinstein, daughter of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and designer Georgina Chapman
India Waters, daughter of English musician Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and Lady Carolyne Christie
Rain India Lexton, daughter of actress Marisol Nichols
Fox India Owen, daughter of Mark Owen and Emma Ferguson
India Peluce, niece of actress Soleil Moon Frye
India Casiraghi, daughter of Andrea Casiraghi & Tatiana Santo Domingo

Pop Culture References for the name India

India Wilkes, character in "Gone with the Wind"
India "Opal" Buloni, main character in " Because of Winn-Dixie"
India Cohen, minor character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
India Bridge, character from Evan S. Connell's book, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
India Stoker, main character in psychological thriller Stoker

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