Bhasin Last Name Popularity, Meaning and Origin

In this article we'll look at the origin and meaning of the surname Bhasin and how popular it is in the United States. We'll also look at the race and ethnic origin of people in the United States who are named Bhasin.

Bhasin, like all of the names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Bhasin surname is from the 2010 census data.

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What is the Origin and Meaning of the Last Name Bhasin?

The surname Bhasin is of Indian origin deriving from the Sanskrit word for the sun. Found within both the Hindu and Sikh faiths, it originates from one of the clans of the Khatri caste. The Khatri caste from the 16th century until the reform of the caste system in 1947 was generally employed in commercial professions.

Kamla Bhasin (1946–2021) was born in the Punjab region of India which later became part of Pakistan. A social scientist, feminist activist, poet and author, Kamla began her work in the 1970s. Having been born into India’s caste system Bhasin understood the importance of equality and gave up a job with the UN in order to advocate for gender equality. Kamla’s poetry and other writings served as a rallying call within India.

Neha Basin was born in Delhi, India in 1982 and is a singer/songwriter. Basin is best known for her playback work in the Indian movie industries of Bollywood, Kollywood and Tollywood. In her early career, Neha auditioned for a singing competition that was held to form India’s first all-girls Viva band, which she won.

Where Does Bhasin Rank in the Most Common U.S. Names?

According to the data, Bhasin is ranked #25,701 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Bhasin surname appeared 959 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0.33 would have the surname Bhasin.

We can also compare 2010 data for Bhasin to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 25701 32227 -22.53%
Count 959 674 34.91%
Proportion per 100k 0.33 0.25 27.59%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Bhasin

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Bhasin.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups: "White only", "Black only", "American Indian and Alaskan Native only", "Asian and Pacific Islander only", "Two or More Races", and "Hispanic".

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Bhasin was:

  • 3.65%, or 35 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • (S), or less than 100 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 92.08%, or 883 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • (S), or less than 100 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 3.13%, or 30 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 1.04%, or 10 total occurrences, were "Hispanic Origin".

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Bhasin has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 3.65% 5.34% -37.60%
Black (S) 0.00% 0.00%
Asian and Pacific Islander 92.08% 85.91% 6.93%
American Indian and Alaskan Native (S) 0.00% 0.00%
Two or More Races 3.13% 7.86% -86.08%
Hispanic 1.04% 0.89% 15.54%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Decennial Census survey, from the United States Census Bureau.