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SOURCE: Given Name, Nickname & Occupation
USAGE: Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
OTHER SCRIPTS: राज (Kashmiri Devanagari, Hindi, Nepali), راج (Kashmiri Nastaliq, Urdu), ਰਾਜ (Gurmukhi), ராஜ் (Tamil), രാജ് (Malayalam), రాజ్ (Telugu), ರಾಜ್ (Kannada), রাজ (Bengali), ରାଜ (Odia), රාජ් (Sinhalese)
OTHER FORMS: Rai, Ray, Roy, Raja
Meaning & History
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan) meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".