Hindi Names

Hindi names are used in northern India. See also about Indian names.
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AARTIआरतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a Hindu ritual in which offerings of lamps or candles are made to various gods, derived from Sanskrit आरात्रिक (aratrika).
ABHAआभाfIndian, Hindi
Means "splendour, light" in Sanskrit.
ABHAYअभयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
ABHIJEETअभिजीत, अभिजितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant transcription of ABHIJIT.
ABHIJITअभिजीत, अभिजितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.
ABHILASHअभिलाषmIndian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ABHILASHAअभिलाषाfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ABHILASH.
ABHINAVअभिनवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABHISHEKअभिषेकmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITIअदितिfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "boundless, entire" or "freedom, security" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.
ADITYAआदित्यmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "belonging to ADITI" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the seven (or eight) Hindu gods who are the children of Aditi. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.
AGNIअग्निmHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fire" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the ancient Hindu fire god, usually depicted as red-skinned with three legs, seven arms, and two faces.
AISHWARYAऐश्वर्याfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AJAYअजयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AJEETअजीतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant transcription of AJIT.
AJITअजीतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "unconquered, invincible", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जित (jita) meaning "conquered". This is a name of the gods Shiva and Vishnu, and of a future Buddha.
AKANKSHAआकाङ्क्षा, आकांक्षाfIndian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
AKASHआकाशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
AKHILअखिलmIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
AKSHAYअक्षयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying" in Sanskrit.
AMAR (1)अमरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "immortal" in Sanskrit.
AMIT (1)अमितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
AMITAअमिताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of AMIT (1).
AMITABHअमिताभmIndian, Hindi
Means "immeasurable splendour" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan (1942-).
AMRITअमृतmIndian, Hindi
Means "immortal" from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and मृत (mrta) meaning "dead". In Hindu texts it refers to a drink which gives immortality.
AMRITAअमृताfIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali
Feminine form of AMRIT.
ANANDआनंद, आनन्दmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANDIआनंदीfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANAND.
ANANTअनन्त, अनंतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of ANANTA.
ANIKअनीकmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "army" or "splendour" in Sanskrit.
ANIKA (2)अनिकाfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIK.
ANIKETअनिकेतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "homeless" in Sanskrit.
ANILअनिलmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अनिल (anila) "air, wind". This is another name of Vayu, the Hindu god of the wind.
ANILAअनिलाfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIL.
ANIMA (1)अणिमाfIndian, Hindi
Means "minuteness" from Sanskrit अणिमन (animan). In yoga texts, this is the name of the ability to make oneself infinitely small so to be invisible.
ANIRUDDHAअनिरुद्धmHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "unobstructed, ungovernable" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the grandson of the Hindu god Krishna.
ANISHअनीशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "supreme, paramount, without a ruler", from the Sanskrit negative prefix (a) and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
ANISHAअनिशाfIndian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
ANITअनीतmIndian, Hindi
Possibly means "not guided" in Sanskrit.
ANITA (2)अनीताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of ANIT.
ANJALIअञ्जली, अंजलीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
ANKITअंकित, अङ्कितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "marked" in Sanskrit.
ANKITAअंकिता, अङ्किताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Feminine form of ANKIT.
ANKURअङ्कुर, अंकुरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
ANOOPअनूपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Variant transcription of ANUP.
ANUJअनुजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born later, younger" in Sanskrit. This name is sometimes given to the younger sibling of an older child.
ANUJAअनुजाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of ANUJ.
ANUPअनूपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Means "watery" in Sanskrit.
ANUPAMअनुपमmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "incomparable, matchless" in Sanskrit.
ANUPAMAअनुपमाfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANUPAM.
APARAJITAअपराजिताfBengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "unconquered" in Sanskrit.
APARNAअपर्णाfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali
Means "leafless, not having eaten leaves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
APOORVAअपूर्व, अपूर्वाm & fIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of APURVA.
APURVAअपूर्व, अपूर्वाm & fIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
ARADHANAआराधनाfIndian, Hindi
Means "worship" in Sanskrit.
ARATIआरतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
ARAVINDअरविन्द, अरविंदmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARCHANAअर्चनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARJUNअर्जुनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of ARJUNA.
ARTIआरतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
ARUNAअरुणाm & fHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुणा) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The feminine form अरुणा is transcribed the same way. The modern masculine form is Arun.
ARUNDHATIअरुन्धती, अरुंधतीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
ARUSHIआरुषि, आरुषीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "hitting, killing" in Sanskrit. In Hindu mythology this is the name of a daughter of Manu.
ARYAआर्य, आर्याm & fPersian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
ARYANआर्यनmIndian, Hindi
Variant of ARYA.
ASEEMअसीमmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of ASIM (2).
ASHA (1)आशाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHWINअश्विनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
ASIM (2)असीमmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "boundless, limitless" in Sanskrit.
AVANTIअवन्तीfIndian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient kingdom of central India which had its capital at Ujjain.
AVINASHअविनाशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructable" in Sanskrit.
AZADआज़ादmPersian, Indian, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Turkish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish and Armenian.
BALDEVबलदेवmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of BALADEVA.
BASANTबसन्तmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of VASANTA.
BHARATभरतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of BHARATA.
BHASKARभास्करmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Modern form of BHASKARA.
BHAVANAभावनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BHAVNAभावनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of BHAVANA.
BIPINबिपिनmIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of VIPIN.
BISHANबिशनmIndian, Hindi
Variant of VISHNU.
BRIJESHबृजेशmIndian, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi
Modern form of BRIJESHA.
CHANDचण्डmIndian, Hindi
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
CHANDAचण्डाm & fHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fierce, hot, passionate" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form चण्ड and the feminine form चण्डा (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga).
CHANDANचन्दनmIndian, Hindi, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्दन (chandana) meaning "sandalwood".
CHANDANAचन्दनाfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
CHANDERचन्द्रmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHANDRA.
CHANDRAचन्द्र, चन्द्राm & fHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) meaning "to shine". This is a transcription of the masculine form चण्ड (a name of the moon in Hindu texts which is often personified as a deity) as well as the feminine form चण्डा.
CHANDRAKANTचंद्रकांत, चन्द्रकान्तmIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beloved by the moon", derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and कान्त (kanta) meaning "desired, beloved". This is another name for the moonstone.
CHANDRAKANTAचंद्रकांता, चन्द्रकान्ताfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDRAKANT.
CHETANचेतनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
CHETANAचेतनाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of CHETAN.
CHIRANJEEVIचिरंजीवीmIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of CHIRANJIVI.
CHIRANJIVIचिरंजीवीmIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
DAMODARदामोदरmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of DAMODARA.
DARSHANदर्शनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
DAYARAMदयारामmIndian, Hindi
Means "compassion of Rama", from Sanskrit दया (daya) meaning "compassion" combined with the name of the god RAMA (1).
DEEPदीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant transcription of DIP.
DEEPAदीपाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of DIPA.
DEEPAKदीपकmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Variant transcription of DIPAK.
DEEPALIदीपालीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of DIPALI.
DEEPIKAदीपिकाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DIPIKA.
DEEPTIदीप्तीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Variant transcription of DIPTI.
DEOदेवmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of DEV.
DEVदेवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".
DEVADASदेवदासmIndian, Hindi
Means "servant of the gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and दास (dasa) meaning "servant".
DEVDASदेवदासmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of DEVADAS.
DEVIदेवीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses.
DEVIKAदेविकाfIndian, Hindi
Means "little goddess" from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess" and (ka) meaning "little".
DEVRAJदेवराजmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DHANANJAYधनंजय, धनञ्जयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "winning wealth" in Sanskrit.
DHARMAधर्मmIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
DIKSHAदीक्षाfIndian, Hindi
Means "preparation for a religious ceremony" in Sanskrit.
DILEEPदिलीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DILIP.
DILIPदिलीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of DILIPA.
DIPदीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Masculine form of DIPA.
DIPAदीपाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
DIPALIदीपालीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "row of lamps" in Sanskrit.
DIPIKAदीपिकाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Feminine form of DIPAKA.
DIPTIदीप्तीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
DISHAदिशाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "region, direction" in Sanskrit.
DIVYAदिव्याfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
DIYA (1)दियाfIndian, Hindi
Means "lamp, light" in Hindi.
DRISHTIदृष्टिfIndian, Hindi
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
DURGAदुर्गाf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "unattainable" in Sanskrit. Durga is a Hindu warrior goddess, the fierce, twelve-armed, three-eyed form of the wife of Shiva. She is considered an incarnation of Parvati.
DUSHYANTदुष्यन्तmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of DUSHYANTA.
ESHAएषाfIndian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
GARGIगार्गीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 7th-century BC Indian philosopher who appears in the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
GAURIगौरीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of Parvati the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
GAUTAMगौतमmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Modern form of GAUTAMA.
GAYATRIगायत्रीfHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Sanskrit गायत्र (gayatra) which refers to a type of song or hymn with a particular meter. It is also the name of a Hindu goddess who is a personification of this song.
GIRISHगिरीशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Modern form of GIRISHA.
GITAगीताfIndian, Hindi
Means "song" in Sanskrit. The word appears in the name of the 'Bhagavad Gita', a sacred text of Hinduism (meaning "divine song").
GOBINDगोविन्दmIndian (Sikh), Hindi
Variant of GOVINDA used in northern India. This was the name of the last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
GOPALगोपालmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of GOPALA.
GOTAMगोतमmIndian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern form of GOTAMA.
GOVINDगोविन्दmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of GOVINDA.
GULSHANगुलशनmIndian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
HARENDRAहरेन्द्र, हरेंद्रmIndian, Hindi
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.
HARIहरिmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali
Means "brown, yellow, tawny" in Sanskrit, and by extension "monkey, horse, lion". This is another name of the Hindu god Vishnu, and sometimes of Krishna. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
HARSHहर्षmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHADहर्षदmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARSHADAहर्षदाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of HARSHAD.
HEMAहेमाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
ILAइलाfIndian, Hindi
Means "earth" or "speech" in Sanskrit.
INDIRAइन्दिरा, इंदिराfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu. A notable bearer was India's first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
INDRAइन्द्र, इंद्रmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) meaning "a drop" and (ra) meaning "acquiring, possessing". Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain. He is the chief god in the Hindu text the Rigveda.
INDRAJITइन्द्रजित, इंद्रजित, इन्द्रजीत, इंद्रजीतmHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "conqueror of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering". In Hindu legend this is another name of Meghanada, the son of Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka. He was given this name by Brahma after he defeated Indra.
INDRANIइन्द्राणी, इंद्राणीfHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "queen of INDRA" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess of jealousy and beauty, a wife of Indra.
INDUइन्दुfIndian, Hindi
Means "bright drop" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the moon.
ISHAईशाf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Hinduism
Means "master, lord" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ईशा and the masculine form ईश (an epithet of the Hindu god Shiva). It is also the name of one of the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
ISHANIइशानीfIndian, Hindi
Means "ruling, possessing" in Sanskrit.
ISHITAइशिताfIndian, Hindi
Means "supremacy" in Sanskrit.
JAGANNATHजगन्नाथmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of JAGANNATHA.
JAGDISHजगदीशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAIजयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of JAY (2) and a Tamil masculine form of JAYA.
JAIDEVजयदेवmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAY (2)जयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern (northern Indian) masculine form of JAYA.
JAYAजयाf & mHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory". This is a transcription of both the feminine form जया (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form जय (borne by several characters in Hindu texts). As a modern personal name, this transcription is both feminine and masculine in southern India, but typically only feminine in the north.
JAYANTजयन्त, जयंतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of JAYANTA.
JAYANTIजयन्ती, जयंतीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JAYENDRAजयेन्द्र, जयेंद्रmIndian, Hindi
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" combined with the name of the god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
JAYESHजयेशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
JEETENDRAजितेन्द्रmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of JITENDRA.
JITENDRAजितेन्द्रmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "conqueror of Indra" from Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering" combined with the name of the god INDRA.
JYOTIज्योती, ज्योतिf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit ज्योतिस् (jyotis) meaning "light". This is a transcription of both the feminine form ज्योती and the masculine form ज्योति.
JYOTSANAज्योत्सनाfIndian, Hindi
Variant of JYOTSNA.
JYOTSNAज्योत्स्नाfIndian, Hindi
Means "moonlight" in Sanskrit.
KAILASHकैलाशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a mountain in the Himalayas which is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva. It possibly means "crystal" in Sanskrit.
KAJALकाजलfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "kohl, collyrium, lotion for the eyes" in Sanskrit.
KALIDASकालिदासmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of KALIDASA.
KALPANAकल्पनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KALYANकल्याणmIndian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit.
KALYANIकल्याणीfHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades. It is also another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
KAMAKSHIकामाक्षीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is the name of a Hindu fertility goddess. She is considered to be an incarnation of Parvati.
KAMALAकमलाf & mHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Nepali
Means "lotus" or "pale red" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कमला and the masculine form कमल. This is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades, in Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata'. It is also another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
KAMINIकामिनीfIndian, Hindi
Means "desirable" in Sanskrit.
KANTAकान्ता, कान्तf & mIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
KANTIकान्ती, कान्तिf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ती (another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi) and the masculine form कान्ति.
KAPILकपिलmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of KAPILA.
KARANकरणmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Means "clever, skillful" in Sanskrit.
KARISHMAकरिश्माfIndian, Hindi
Means "miracle" in Hindi.
KARTIKकार्तिकmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades.
KASHIकाशीfIndian, Hindi
From the name of a holy city in India, famous for its many temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Its name is derived from Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining".
KAVERIकावेरीfIndian, Hindi
From the name of the Kaveri River in southern India.
KAVIकविmIndian, Hindi
From a title for a a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
KAVITAकविताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "poem" in Sanskrit.
KHUSHIखुशीfIndian, Hindi
Means "happiness" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian خوشی (khushi).
KIRANकिरणf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KIRTIDAकीर्तिदाfIndian, Hindi
Means "one who bestows fame" in Sanskrit.
KISHANकिशनmIndian, Hindi, Gujarati
Possibly a variant of KRISHNA.
KISHORकिशोरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHOREकिशोरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of KISHOR.
KRISHNAकृष्णmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "black, dark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu god believed to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He was the youngest of King Vasudeva's eight children, six of whom were killed by King Kamsa because of a prophecy that a child of Vasudeva would kill Kamsa. Krishna however was saved and he eventually killed the king as well as performing many other great feats. In some Hindu traditions, Krishna is regarded as the supreme deity. He is usually depicted with blue skin.
KSHITIJक्षितिजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.
KSHITIJAक्षितिजाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of KSHITIJ.
KUMARIकुमारीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of KUMARA. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' Kumari is the wife of the warrior Bhima. This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
KUNALकुणालmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of KUNALA.
LAKSHMANलक्ष्मणmIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
LAKSHMIलक्ष्मीf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
Means "sign, mark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu and her symbol is the lotus flower, with which she is often depicted.
LALलालmIndian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "boy" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit लल (lala) meaning "playing, caressing".
LALITललितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Masculine form of LALITA.
LALITAललिताfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "playful, charming, desirable" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of one of the playmates of the young Krishna. It is also another name of the goddess Parvati.
LATAलताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "vine, creeping plant" in Sanskrit.
LAVANYAलावण्याfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "beauty, grace" in Sanskrit.
LAXMANलक्ष्मणmIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of LAKSHMAN.
LAXMIलक्ष्मीf & mIndian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
LEELAलीलाfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of LILA (1).
LILA (1)लीलाfIndian, Hindi
Means "play, amusement" in Sanskrit.
LILAVATIलीलावतीfIndian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "amusing, charming, graceful" in Sanskrit. The 12th-century mathematician Bhaskara named one of his systems of mathematics after his daughter Lilavati. This was also the name of a 13th-century queen of Sri Lanka.
LINA (3)लीनाfIndian, Hindi
Means "absorbed, united" in Sanskrit.
LOCHANलोचनmIndian, Hindi
Means "the eye" in Sanskrit.
LOCHANAलोचनाfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of LOCHAN.
LUCKYलकीm & fEnglish, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
MADHAVमाधवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of MADHAVA.
MADHAVIमाधवीfHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
MADHUमधुf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
MADHUKARमधुकरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHURमधुरm & fIndian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MADHURIमाधुरीfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MAHAVIRमहावीरmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of MAHAVIRA.
MAHENDRAमहेन्द्र, महेंद्रmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka. He is credited with introducing Buddhism to Sri Lanka.
MALAमालाfIndian, Hindi
Means "necklace" in Sanskrit.
MALATIमालतीfIndian, Hindi
Means "jasmine" in Sanskrit.
MALINIमालिनीfIndian, Hindi
Means "fragrant" in Sanskrit.
MANASमानसmBengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANISHमनीषmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANISHAमनीषाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of MANISH.
MANJUमंजु, मञ्जुfIndian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJULAमंजुला, मञ्जुलाfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJUSHAमंजूषा, मञ्जूषाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
MANU (1)मनुmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "thinking, wise" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is a title of Svayambhuva, the progenitor of the human race, as well as several of his descendants.
MAYA (1)मायाfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "illusion" in Sanskrit. In Buddhist tradition this is the name of the mother of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
MAYURमयूरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MEENAमीनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of MINA (2).
MEERAमीराfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MINA (2)मीनाfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Ushas as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
MINAKSHIमीनाक्षीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
MINALIमीनालीfIndian, Hindi
Means "fish catcher" in Sanskrit.
MIRA (1)मीराfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Means "sea, ocean" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 16th-century Indian princess who devoted her life to the god Krishna.
MITRA (1)मित्र, मित्राm & fHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of MITHRA. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
MITULमितुलmIndian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
MOHANमोहनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of MOHANA.
MOHANDASमोहनदासmIndian, Hindi
Means "servant of Mohana" from the name of the Hindu god MOHANA combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". A famous bearer of this name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian leader who struggled peacefully for independence from Britain.
MOHINIमोहिनीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "infatuating" in Sanskrit. This was the name adopted by the Hindu god Vishnu when he took the form of a woman.
MRIDULAमृदुलाfIndian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मृदु (mridu) meaning "soft, delicate, gentle".
MUKESHमुकेशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Modern form of MUKESHA.
MUKTAमुक्ताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "liberated, set free" in Sanskrit.
MUKULमुकुलmIndian, Hindi
Means "bud, blossom" in Sanskrit.
MURALIमुरलीmHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "flute" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because he played the flute.
NALINIनलिनीfIndian, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
NAMRATAनम्रताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "bowing, humility" in Sanskrit.
NANDनन्दmIndian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
NANDITAनंदिता, नन्दिताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
NARAYANनारायणmIndian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARENDRAनरेन्द्र, नरेंद्रmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
NAVEENनवीनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVINनवीनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEELAनीलाfTamil, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of NILA.
NEELAMनीलमf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of NILAM.
NEELIMAनीलिमाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of NILIMA.
NEERAJनीरजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Variant transcription of NIRAJ.
NEHAनेहाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NIKETAनिकेताfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of NIKITA (2).
NIKHILनिखिलmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKHILAनिखिलाfIndian, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of NIKHIL.
NIKITA (2)निकिताfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit निकेत (niketa) meaning "house, habitation".
NILAनीलाfTamil, Indian, Hindi
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILAMनीलमf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILIMAनीलिमाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NIRAJनीरजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born, lotus" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALनिर्मलmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALAनिर्मलाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Indonesian
Feminine form of NIRMAL.
NIRUPAMAनिरुपमाfIndian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NISHAनिशाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NISHANTनिशान्त, निशांतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
NITIKAनीतिकाfIndian, Hindi
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITINनितिनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYAनित्या, नित्यf & mIndian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
OMओमmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Sanskrit ओम् (om), considered to be a sacred syllable because it represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice.
PADMAपद्म, पद्माf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form पद्मा and the masculine form पद्म. According to Hindu tradition a lotus holding the god Brahma arose from the navel of the god Vishnu. The name Padma is used in Hindu texts to refer to several characters, including the goddess Lakshmi and the hero Rama.
PALLAVपल्लवmIndian, Hindi
Means "budding leaf, shoot" in Sanskrit.
PALLAVIपल्लवीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
PANKAJपंकजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali
Modern form of PANKAJA.
PARTHपार्थmIndian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PARTHA.
PARVATIपार्वतीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "of the mountains" in Sanskrit. Parvati is a Hindu goddess of love and power, the wife of Shiva and the mother of Ganesha.
PARVEENपरवीनf & mIndian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
PITAMBARपीताम्बरmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of PITAMBARA.
POOJAपूजाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Variant transcription of PUJA.
POORNIMAपूर्णिमाfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PURNIMA.
PRABHAKARप्रभाकरmIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PRABHAKARA.