Given Name GANESHA

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Hinduism
OTHER SCRIPTS: गणेश (Sanskrit)
PRONOUNCED: gə-NAY-shə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) meaning "horde, multitude" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is the name of the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.

Categories

gods, wisdom
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ganesh (Bengali), Ganesh (Hindi), Ganesh (Kannada), Ganesh (Malayalam), Ganesh (Marathi), Ganesh (Nepali), Ganesh (Tamil), Ganesh (Telugu)