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Gender: Female Origin of India: Place-name, from the River Indus India's Popularity in 2017: #890

The name India is a girl's name of English origin. India is ranked #890 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Hipster Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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India is one of the first and still one of the loveliest place-names: exotic, euphonious and long stylish in England. 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, 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.

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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 Love Westbrooks, American reality TV personality and model
India Allen, American model
India Rae Brooks, Youtube vlogger of The Messy Heads
India Eisley (b. 1993), American actress; daughter of singer David Glen Eisley and actress Olivia Hussey
India Salvor Menuez (b. 1993), American actress and artist
India Waters (b. 1978), daughter of musician Roger Waters of Pink Floyd
India Jade Sun-Ting Gail (b. 1984), daughter of actor Max Gail
India Hoffman (b. 1986), daughter of TV personality Anthea Redfern and Freddie Hoffman
India Benét (b. 1991), daughter of singer Eric Benét
India Rose Olsen (b. 1995), daughter of actor Gary Olsen
India Hart (b. 1995), daughter of singers Corey Hart and Julie Masse
India Gillett (b. 1996), daughter of actors Sara Stewart and Aden Gillett
India Sophie Armstrong-Jones (b. 1997), grand-niece of Britain's Princess Margaret
India Ann Sushil Sood (b. 2002), daughter of singer Sarah McLachlan and Ashwin Sood
India Rasted (b. 2004), daughter of singers Søren Rasted and Lene Nystrøm of band Aqua
India Jasmine Lucy (b. 2005), daughter of actor Gary Lucy
India Rafter (b. 2005), daughter of tennis player Pat Rafter
India Pearl Weinstein (b. 2010), daughter of producer Harvey Weinstein and designer Georgina Chapman
India Peluce, niece of actress Soleil Moon Frye
India Rose Hemsworth (b. 2012), daughter of actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
India Canizares Garcia (b. 2013), son of footballer Santiago Canizares & Mayte Garcia; triplet of sister Martina and brother Santi
India Julia Casiraghi (b. 2015), daughter of Andrea Casiraghi & Tatiana Santo Domingo
Rain India Lexton (b. 2008), daughter of actress Marisol Nichols
Fox India Owen (b. 2012), daughter of Mark Owen and Emma Ferguson
India Rose Parnes (b.2018), daughter of "Million Dollar Listing" star, David Parnes and Adrian Parnes.

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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