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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 aka India.Arie, American singer
India Eisley, American actress; daughter of singer David Glen Eisley and actress Olivia Hussey
India Rose Hemsworth, daughter of actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
India Ann Sushil Sood (b. 2002), daughter of singer Sarah McLachlan and Ashwin Sood
India Pearl Weinstein (b. 2010), daughter of producer Harvey Weinstein and designer Georgina Chapman
India Waters, daughter of English musician Roger Waters of Pink Floyd
India Benét (b. 1991), daughter of singer Eric Benét
India Rafter (b. 2005), daughter of tennis player Pat Rafter
India Gillett, daughter of actors Sara Stewart and Aden Gillett
India Olsen, daughter of actor Gary Olsen
India Hart, daughter of singers Corey Hart and Julie Masse
India Peluce, niece of actress Soleil Moon Frye
India Casiraghi, daughter of Andrea Casiraghi & Tatiana Santo Domingo
India Jasmine Lucy (b. 2005), daughter of actor Gary Lucy
India Hoffman, daughter of TV personality Anthea Redfern and Freddie Hoffman
India Rasted, daughter of singers Søren Rasted and Lene Nystrøm of band Aqua
India Gail, daughter of actor Max Gail
Rain India Lexton, daughter of actress Marisol Nichols
Fox India Owen, daughter of Mark Owen and Emma Ferguson
India Love Westbrook, reality star and model

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"
India Napier, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"

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