Indian Names

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
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SANJAYसंजय, সঞ্জয়, સંજય, ସଂଜୟ, சஞ்சய், సంజయ్, സഞ്ജയ്, ಸಂಜಯ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Modern form of SANJAYA.
SANJEETसंजीतmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SANJIT.
SANJEEVसंजीव, સંજીવ, ਸੰਜੀਵ, సంజీవ్, ಸಂಜೀವ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SANJIV.
SANJIBসঞ্জীবmBengali
Bengali form of SANJIV.
SANJITसंजीत, সঞ্জিতmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
SANJIVसंजीव, સંજીવ, ਸੰਜੀਵ, సంజీవ్, ಸಂಜೀವ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SANKARশংকর, ശങ്കർmIndian, Malayalam, Bengali
Variant transcription of SHANKARA.
SARALसरलmIndian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SARALAசரளா, సరళ, ಸರಳಾfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SARASWATIसरस्वतीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस् (saras) meaning "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.
SARDARسردارmPersian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SARIKAसारिकाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SARITA (2)सरिताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.
SARVESHसरवेशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
SASHIಶಶಿm & fIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SATISHसतीश, సతీష్, ಸತೀಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SAVITRIसावित्रीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' it is borne by King Satyavan's wife, who successfully pleas with Yama, the god of death, to restore her husband to life.
SEEMAसीमाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of SIMA (2).
SEETAसीताfIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SITA.
SEETHAசீதா, சீதைfTamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SEKARசேகர்mTamil
Tamil form of SHEKHAR.
SEKHARশেখর, శేఖర్mIndian, Telugu, Bengali
Telugu and Bengali form of SHEKHAR.
SHABNAMشبنمfPersian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHAHIDشاہدmArabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHJAHANشاہ جہانmUrdu
Means "king of the world" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and جهان (jahan) "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
SHAHNAZشہنازf & mPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAHRUKHशाहरुख़, شاہرخmUrdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAHZADشہزادmPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
SHAILAJAशैलजा, శైలజfHinduism, Indian, Telugu
Means "daughter of the mountain" in Sanskrit, from शैल (shaila) meaning "mountain" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHAKTIशक्तिf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva, also known as Parvati among many other names.
SHAKUNTALAशकुंतला, शकुन्तलाfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शकुन्त (shakunta) meaning "bird". This is the name of a character in Hindu legend, her story adapted by Kalidasa for the 5th-century play 'Abhijnanashakuntalam'. It tells how Shakuntala, who was raised in the forest by birds, meets and marries the king Dushyanta. After a curse is laid upon them Dushyanta loses his memory and they are separated, but eventually the curse is broken after the king sees the signet ring he gave her.
SHANDARشاندارmUrdu
Means "fabulous" in Urdu.
SHANKARशंकर, শংকর, சங்கர், శంకర్, ശങ്കർ, ಶಂಕರ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHANTAशांता, शान्ताfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "pacified, calm" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' this is the name of a daughter of King Dasharatha.
SHANTANUशंतनु, শান্তনুmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "wholesome" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Hastinapura.
SHANTHIசாந்தி, ശാന്തി, ಶಾಂತಿfTamil, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada
Southern Indian form of SHANTI.
SHANTIशान्ती, शांती, शांतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "quiet, peace, tranquility" in Sanskrit.
SHARIFشریفmArabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHARMAशर्मmIndian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHARMILAशर्मिला, சர்மிளாfTamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHASHIशशि, शशी, শশী, శశి, ಶಶಿm & fIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu
Traditional name for the moon, it literally means "having a hare" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form शशि and the feminine form शशी.
SHEELAशीला, ஷீலா, ಶೀಲಾfIndian, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil
Variant transcription of SHILA.
SHEKHARशेखर, શેખર, ਸ਼ੇਖਰmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHERشیرmUrdu, Pashto
Means "lion" in Persian. A famous bearer of this name was Sher Shah, a 16th-century Mughal ruler.
SHIBশিবmBengali
Bengali form of SHIVA (1).
SHIKHAशिखाfIndian, Hindi
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHILAशीला, ஷீலா, ಶೀಲಾfIndian, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition, character".
SHIVशिव, ਸ਼ਿਵmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SHIVA (1)शिव, சிவா, శివ, ശിവ, ಶಿವmHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle.
SHIVALIशिवालीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "beloved of SHIVA (1)" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHOBHAशोभा, ಶೋಭಾfIndian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शोभा (shobha) meaning "brilliance".
SHRESTHश्रेष्ठmIndian, Hindi
Means "most excellent, best" in Sanskrit.
SHREYAश्रेया, শ্রেয়া, શ્રેયાfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "superior, best" in Sanskrit.
SHRINIVASश्रीनिवासmIndian, Marathi
Means "the abode of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit निवास (nivasa) meaning "abode, house".
SHRIVATSAश्रीवत्सmIndian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "beloved of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit वत्स (vatsa) meaning "beloved, dear". This is the name of a mark on Vishnu's chest.
SHWETAश्वेता, શ્વેતાfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
Means "white" in Sanskrit.
SHYAMश्याम, শ্যাম, சியாம், శ్యామ్, ശ്യാം, ಶ್ಯಾಮ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SHYAMAश्याम, श्यामाm & fHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
SHYAMALশ্যামলmBengali
From Sanskrit श्यामल (shyamala), a derivative of श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue".
SHYAMALAश्यामला, சியாமளா, శ్యామలfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SIBশিবmBengali
Variant transcription of SHIB.
SIDDHARTHसिद्धार्थ, સિદ્ધાર્થmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of SIDDHARTHA.
SIDDHARTHAसिद्धार्थ, সিদ্ধার্থmSanskrit, Bengali
Means "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "goal". Siddhartha Gautama was the real name of Buddha.
SIDDHIसिद्धिfIndian, Marathi
Means "accomplishment, success, attainment" in Sanskrit, referring to spiritual or psychic powers attained through meditation or yoga.
SIKANDARسکندرmUrdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SIMA (2)सीमाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
SINGHਸਿੰਘmIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur.
SITAसीताfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest in the 'Rigveda'. This is also the name of the wife of Rama (and an avatar of Lakshmi) in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'. In this story Sita is rescued by her husband from the demon king Ravana.
SITARAستارہfUrdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SIVAசிவா, శివ, ശിവ, ಶಿವmTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of SHIVA (1).
SNEHAस्नेहा, স্নেহা, ಸ್ನೇಹfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SOHAILسہیلmUrdu
Variant transcription of SUHAIL.
SONA (1)सोनाfIndian, Hindi
Means "gold" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONALसोनल, સોનલfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Hindi सोना (sona), Marathi सोन (son) or Gujarati સોનું (sonum) meaning "gold", all derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONAMसोनमf & mTibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SREEஸ்ரீ, శ్రీm & fIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant transcription of SRI.
SRIஸ்ரீ, శ్రీm & fIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SRIDEVIஸ்ரீதேவி, శ్రీదేవిfIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of SHRIDEVI.
SRINIVASஸ்ரீனிவாஸ், శ్రీనివాస్, ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್fIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SUBHASHसुभाष, সুভাষ, સુભાષmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "eloquent", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with भाषा (bhasha) meaning "speech".
SUBRAHMANYAसुब्रह्मण्य, సుబ్రహ్మణ్యmHinduism, Indian, Telugu
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and ब्रह्मन् (brahman) meaning "transcendent reality, eternal truth". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.
SUBRAMANIAMசுப்பிரமணியம்mTamil
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
SUBRAMANIANசுப்பிரமணியன்mTamil
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
SUDARSHANसुदर्शन, சுதர்சன், సుదర్శన్, ಸುದರ್ಶನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "beautiful, good-looking" in Sanskrit, derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with दर्शन (darshana) meaning "seeing, observing".
SUDARSHANAसुदर्शनाfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of SUDARSHAN.
SUDHEERసుధీర్, ಸುಧೀರ್mIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SUDHIR.
SUDHIRसुधीर, సుధీర్, ಸುಧೀರ್mIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUHAILسہیلmArabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
SUJAYसुजय, সুজয়mBengali, Indian, Marathi
Means "great victory", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with जय (jaya) meaning "victory".
SUKHBIRਸੁਖਬੀਰmIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, brave".
SUKHDEEPਸੁਖਦੀਪm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
SULABHAसुलभाfIndian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
SULTANسلطان, সুলতানm & fArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SULTANAسلطانہ, সুলতানাfArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
SUMANसुमन, সুমন, సుమన్, ಸುಮನ್m & fBengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
SUMANTRAসুমন্ত্রmBengali
Means "following good advice", from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मन्त्र (mantra) meaning "instrument of thought, prayer, advice".
SUMATIसुमतीfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.
SUMEETसुमित, সুমিত, ਸੁਮਿਤmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant transcription of SUMIT.
SUMITसुमित, সুমিত, ਸੁਮਿਤmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
SUMONসুমনmBengali
Bengali variant transcription of SUMAN.
SUNDARसुन्दर, சுந்தர்mTamil, Indian, Hindi
Modern form of SUNDARA.
SUNDERसुन्दर, சுந்தர்mIndian, Hindi, Tamil
Variant transcription of SUNDAR.
SUNILसुनील, সুনীল, સુનીલ, ਸੁਨੀਲ, சுனில், సునీల్, സുനിൽ, ಸುನಿಲ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with नील (nila) meaning "dark blue".
SUNITAसुनीताfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.
SUNITHAசுனிதா, సునీతా, സുനിത, ಸುನಿತಾfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SUNITIसुनीतीfIndian, Hindi
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
SURAJसूरज, সূরজ, સૂરજmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
SURENDRAसुरेन्द्र, सुरेंद्र, सुरेंद्र, సురేంద్రmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of gods" from Sanskrit सुर (sura) meaning "god" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for Indra.
SURESHसुरेश, சுரேஷ், సురేష్, സുരേഷ്, ಸುರೇಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of SURESHA.
SURINDERਸੁਰਿੰਦਰm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
SURIYAசூர்யாmTamil
Variant transcription of SURYA.
SURYAसूर्य, சூர்யா, సూర్య, സൂര്യ, ಸೂರ್ಯmHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
SUSHEELAसुशीलाfIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of SUSHILA.
SUSHILसुशीलmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SUSHILA.
SUSHILAसुशीला, सुशीला, सुशीलf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
SWAPANস্বপনmBengali
Derived from Sanskrit स्वपन (svapana) meaning "sleeping, dreaming".
SWAPNAस्वप्ना, స్వప్నfIndian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWAPNILस्वप्निलmIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".
SWARANਸਵਰਨ, ਸ੍ਵਰਨm & fPunjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SWARNAस्वर्ण, स्वर्णा, స్వర్ణm & fIndian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
SWATHIசுவாதி, స్వాతి, സ്വാതിfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
SWATIस्वाति, स्वातीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
SYEDسید, সৈয়দmUrdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
SYEDAسیدہfUrdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
TAMANNAतमन्ना, তামান্নাmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian تمنّا (tamanna).
TANUतनुfIndian, Hindi
Means "slender" in Sanskrit.
TANVIतन्वीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "slender woman" in Sanskrit.
TARA (2)ताराfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist deity (a female Buddha).
TEJALतेजल, તેજલfIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit तेजस् (tejas) meaning "brilliance, splendour".
THAMARAIதாமரைfTamil
Means "lotus" in Tamil.
TRISHNAतृष्णाfIndian, Hindi
Means "thirst, desire" in Sanskrit.
TUSHARतुषार, তুষার, તુષારmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "cold, frost, snow" in Sanskrit.
UMAउमा, உமா, ఉమా, ഉമാ, ಉಮಾfHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!" which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.
UMARعمرmArabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
UPASANAउपासनाfIndian, Hindi
Means "worship, devotion" in Sanskrit.
URVIउर्वि, उर्वी, ઉર્વીfIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "wide" in Sanskrit.
USHAउषा, உஷா, ఉష, ఉషా, ഉഷ, ഉഷാ, ಉಷಾfHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of USHAS.
UTTARउत्तरmIndian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of UTTARA.
UTTARAउत्तर, उत्तरा, उत्तराm & fHinduism, Indian, Marathi
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर (also written Uttar) and the feminine form उत्तरा (also written Uttarā), both of which occur in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' belonging to the son and daughter of King Virata.
VAISHNAVIवैष्णवी, வைஷ்ணவி, వైష్ణవిfHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Derived from the name of the Hindu god VISHNU, meaning "belonging to Vishnu". This is the name of one of the seven Matrika goddesses in Hinduism.
VARGHESEവർഗീസ്, വർഗ്ഗീസ്mIndian, Malayalam
Short form of GEEVARGHESE.
VARSHAवर्षा, વર્ષા, வர்ஷாfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil
Means "rain" in Sanskrit.
VASANTवसंत, વસંતmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of VASANTA.
VASANTIवासंतीfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of VASANTA.
VASUवसु, வாசு, వాసు, വാസു, ವಾಸುmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
Means "bright, excellent" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It also belonged to one of the authors of the Rigveda.
VASUDAवसुदाfIndian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "granting wealth" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the earth.
VASUDHAवसुधाfIndian, Hindi
Means "producer of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VASUNDHARAवसुंधरा, वसुन्धरा, వసుంధరfIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "possessor of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VEDAవేద, ವೇದfIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Means "knowledge" in Sanskrit.
VENKATவெங்கட், వెంకట్, വെങ്കട്, ವೆಂಕಟ್mIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant of VENKATA.
VENKATAவெங்கட, వేంకట, വെങ്കട, ವೆಂಕಟmIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
VIDYAविद्या, வித்யா, విద్యా, ವಿದ್ಯಾfHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
VIJAYविजय, ਵਿਜੇ, விஜய், విజయ్, വിജയ്, ವಿಜಯ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYAविजया, विजय, विजया, விஜய, விஜயா, విజయ, വിജയ, ವಿಜಯm & fHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
Means "victory" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form विजय and the feminine form विजया, both of which are used frequently in Hindu texts. It is the name of a grandson of Indra, a son of Krishna and it is another name of the goddess Durga. This was also the name of a semi-legendary 6th-century BC king of Sri Lanka.
VIKRAMविक्रम, વિક્રમ, விக்ரம், విక్రమ్, ವಿಕ್ರಮ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Modern form of VIKRAMA.
VIMALविमल, விமல்mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "clean, pure, spotless" in Sanskrit.
VIMALAவிமலாfTamil
Feminine form of VIMAL.
VINAYविनय, வினய், വിനയ്, ವಿನಯ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VIPINविपिन, വിപിൻmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Means "forest" in Sanskrit.
VIPULविपुल, વિપુલmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi
Means "large, extensive, plenty" in Sanskrit.
VIRAJविराज, વિરાજmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of VIRAJA.
VISHALविशाल, বিশাল, વિશાલ, ਵਿਸ਼ਾਲ, விஷால், విశాల్, ವಿಶಾಲ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNUविष्णु, விஷ்ணு, విష్ణు, വിഷ്ണു, ವಿಷ್ಣುmHinduism, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi
Probably means "all-pervasive" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Vishnu is the protector and preserver of the universe, usually depicted as four-armed and blue-skinned. By some Hindus he is regarded as the supreme god.
VIVEKविवेक, বিবেক, વિવેક, விவேக், వివేక్, വിവേക്, ವಿವೇಕ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YAMUNAயமுனா, యమునfTamil, Indian, Telugu
From the name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.
YASHयश, યશ, ਯਸ਼, ಯಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".
YASINیاسینmArabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ya Sin).
YASIRیاسرmArabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) meaning "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
ZAFARظفرmArabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
ZAHIDزاہدmArabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIDAزاہدہfArabic, Urdu
Feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHIRظہیر, জহিরmArabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be a variant transcription of ZAAHIR (1) or ZAAHIR (2).
ZAINABزینبfArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZAYNAB, as well as the Urdu form.
ZAMANزمانmArabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ZAWARزوارmArabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZIAUDDINضیاء الدینmArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZIYA AL-DIN, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.