GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Hinduism
OTHER SCRIPTS: भास्कर (Sanskrit)

Meaning & History

Means "shining", derived from a combination of Sanskrit भास (bhasa) meaning "light" and कर (kara) meaning "maker". This is another name of the sun and the Hindu god Shiva. It was additionally borne by a 12th-century Indian astronomer, also known as Bhaskaracharya.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Bhaskar (Hindi), Bhaskar (Kannada), Bhaskar (Marathi), Bhaskar (Telugu)
Entry updated December 8, 2017