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Gender Masculine
Scripts नन्द (Sanskrit), ನಂದ (Kannada), நந்தா (Tamil)

Meaning & History

Means "joy" in Sanskrit. In Hindu texts this is a name of both Vishnu and the foster-father of Krishna, as well as various other characters. In Buddhist texts this is the name of a god and a disciple of Buddha. Nanda was also the name of a 4th-century BC king who founded a dynasty in Magadha in India.