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- As an Italian surname, reduced from Radulfo. See Rolf, Ralph, Raul, etc.
- As an Indian surname, from Marathi राव (rāv), Gujarati રાવ (rāv), Telugu రావు (rāvu), etc.; all ultimately from Sanskrit राजन् (rājan, “king”).
- As a Chinese surname, from the place name 饒／饶 (ráo). More at Rao.
Rao (plural Raos)
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Rao is the 3075th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 11672 individuals. Rao is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (78.55%) and White (17.02%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Rao”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 3, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN.
Borrowed from Sicilian Rau, the eye dialect spelling of dragu (“monster”), from Latin dracō, from Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn).
Rao m or f by sense
- a surname
- English terms derived from Italian
- English terms derived from Marathi
- English terms derived from Gujarati
- English terms derived from Telugu
- English terms derived from Sanskrit
- English terms derived from Chinese
- English lemmas
- English proper nouns
- English countable proper nouns
- English surnames
- Italian terms borrowed from Sicilian
- Italian terms derived from Sicilian
- Sicilian terms inherited from Latin
- Sicilian terms derived from Latin
- Sicilian terms derived from Ancient Greek
- Italian lemmas
- Italian proper nouns
- Italian proper nouns with irregular gender
- Italian masculine nouns
- Italian feminine nouns
- Italian nouns with multiple genders
- Italian masculine and feminine nouns by sense
- Italian surnames