September 11, 2014

Common Names in Kerala, India

Have you ever wondered what are the common given names in India, especially in Kerala? Well, the names in this word cloud below were compiled based on interactions I have had with almost 1,500 professionals throughout India, 90% of them living in or hailing from Kerala.


This list details how many times particular names or sets of names appear in training programs and company interactions over the past three years in Kerala.

This list of names is based off of the database of 1,500 contacts I have - people who have sat in my training programs or managers I have interacted with. Of the 1,500 contacts about 90% are people who reside in or are from Kerala.


Common Male Names

Common Male Names

Common Female Names
20 listings for:
Arun

12 listings for:
Anto/Anthony/Tony
Praveen

10 listings for:
Anup
Manoj

8 listings for:
George/Georgy
Jacob
Joe/Joseph
Rajesh
Sreejith
Sunil
Shyam

5 listings for:
Akhil
Anish
Binu
Santhosh
Satheesh
Vinay
Vinu

10 listings for:
Lakshmi
Deepa

8 Listings for:
Manju
Dhanya

5 Listings for
Aswathy
Neethu
Jisha



This was just one fun post to see some of the lighter sides of the modern, Indian culture. What names have you noticed to be the most common in Kerala or in India? Share your thoughts in the comments below.  

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