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Priya

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Sanskrit
"beloved"

Priya Origin and Meaning

The name Priya is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "beloved".
Priya originated in India as a name derived from the Sanskrit word for “beloved.” In India, where names are often given based on one’s birthday and horoscope, Priya is traditionally given to girls born in August. Priya is used in Hindu mythology as the name of a daughter of King Daksha—known for fathering 146 daughters.

Priya is a very popular given name in India, and can also be found in countries including Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Priya remains uncommon in the US and denotes someone with an individual brand of beauty.
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Lists containing Priya

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Famous People Named Priya

  • Priya CooperAustralian Paralympic swimmer
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  • Priya Dutt (Roncon)Indian MP
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Priya in Pop Culture

  • Priya KoothrappaliRaj's sister on TV's "Big Bang Theory".
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  • Priya Kapoorcharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Priya Sharmacharacter on British soap "Emmerdale"
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