Krishna

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English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Sanskrit कृष्ण (kṛṣṇa).

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Krishna (countable and uncountable, plural Krishnas)

  1. (Hinduism) A deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism. Krishna is often depicted as a young cowherd boy with a dark or blue complexion playing a flute (as in the Bhagavata Purana) or a youthful prince giving philosophical direction and guidance (as in the Bhagavad Gita). He is the divine speaker of the Bhagavad Gita and the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
  2. A river in southern India.
  3. A district of Andhra Pradesh.
  4. A male given name from Sanskrit.
  5. A surname from Sanskrit.

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Statistics

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Krishna is the 18793rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1458 individuals. Krishna is most common among White (89.3%) individuals.

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Krishna m

  1. (Hinduism) Krishna (a supreme Hindu deity)