Pooja - A very unique female name

  Oct 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Pooja appeared on the charts for the first time in 1981 on position #2897. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Pooja and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Pooja? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Pooja. The baby girl name Pooja was given to 10 baby girls in 2007, ranking #4179 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 157,593 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Pooja peaked in popularity 22 years ago in 1997 on position 1287.

Famous with this name

Pooja Umashankar
Pooja Kumar
Pooja Sawant

How would you rate Pooja, 1-5?

Rating: 4/5 (20 people)

Pooja is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Pooja is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #763 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #763.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Pooja is where you live.

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Pooja origin and meaning

Pooja is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Pooja, pop culture references for the name Pooja and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Pooja

We've found the following names that sound similar to Pooja, sorted by popularity.

Peggy / Paige / Peggie / Page / Pessy / Puja / Payge / Peg / Paz / Pakou /

Name statistics

Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)

Chart position per state (visualized)

Chart position per year (table view)

Year Rank

Chart position per state (table view)

State Rank
New Jersey763

Even more about Pooja

These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Pooja a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Pooja?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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Popularity Score™

Name Pooja
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 157,593
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1981
2007 births +10

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