Kannada Names

Kannada names are used in western India. See also about Indian names.
There are 175 names matching your criteria.

ABHINAV   ಅಭಿನವ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABHISHEK   ಅಭಿಷೇಕ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITI   ಅದಿತಿ   f   Hinduism, 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.
ADITYA   ಆದಿತ್ಯ   m   Hinduism, 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... [more]
AISHWARYA   ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AJAY   ಅಜಯ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AKSHAY   ಅಕ್ಷಯ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying" in Sanskrit.
AMIT (1)   ಅಮಿತ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
ANAND   ಆನಂದ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANTH   ಅನಂತ್   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANANTHA   ಅನಂತ   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANIL   ಅನಿಲ್   m   Hinduism, 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.
APARNA   ಅಪರ್ಣಾ   f   Hinduism, 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.
ARAVIND   ಅರವಿಂದ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARAVINDA   ಅರವಿಂದ   m   Indian, Kannada
Variant transcription of ARAVIND.
ARCHANA   ಅರ್ಚನ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARJUN   ಅರ್ಜುನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of ARJUNA.
ARUNA   ಅರುಣ   m & f   Hinduism, 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... [more]
ASHA (1)   ಆಶಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHOK   ಅಶೋಕ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of ASHOKA.
ASHWIN   ಅಶ್ವಿನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses"... [more]
AVINASH   ಅವಿನಾಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructable" in Sanskrit.
BALAKRISHNA   ಬಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣ   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god KRISHNA.
BHASKAR   ಭಾಸ್ಕರ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Modern form of BHASKARA.
BHAVANA   ಭಾವನಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BHAVNA   ಭಾವನಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of BHAVANA.
CHANDANA   ಚಂದನ   f   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
CHANDRA   ಚಂದ್ರ   m & f   Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "moon" in Sanskrit, derived from चन्द (chand) meaning "to shine"... [more]
CHETAN   ಚೇತನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
DARSHAN   ದರ್ಶನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
DEEPAK   ದೀಪಕ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Variant transcription of DIPAK.
DEEPIKA   ದೀಪಿಕಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DIPIKA.
DEEPTI   ದೀಪ್ತಿ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Variant transcription of DIPTI.
DEVARAJ   ದೇವರಾಜ್   m   Indian, Kannada
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DILEEP   ದಿಲೀಪ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DILIP.
DILIP   ದಿಲೀಪ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of DILIPA.
DINESH   ದಿನೇಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali
Modern form of DINESHA.
DIPAK   ದೀಪಕ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of DIPAKA.
DIPIKA   ದೀಪಿಕಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Feminine form of DIPAKA.
DIPTI   ದೀಪ್ತಿ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
DIVYA   ದಿವ್ಯಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
GANESH   ಗಣೇಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of GANESHA.
GAYATHRI   ಗಾಯತ್ರಿ   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GIRISH   ಗಿರೀಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Modern form of GIRISHA.
GOPAL   ಗೋಪಾಲ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of GOPALA.
GOVIND   ಗೋವಿಂದ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of GOVINDA.
GOVINDA   ಗೋವಿಂದ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) meaning "finding"... [more]
GOWRI   ಗೌರಿ   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
HARI   ಹರಿ   m   Hinduism, 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... [more]
HARISH   ಹರೀಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of HARISHA.
HARSHA   ಹರ್ಷ   m   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit
Means "happiness" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 7th-century emperor of northern India. He was also noted as an author.
HEMA   ಹೇಮ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
INDIRA   ಇಂದಿರಾ   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu... [more]
JAGADISH   ಜಗದೀಶ್   m   Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAYADEV   ಜಯದೆವ   m   Indian, Kannada
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAYANTHI   ಜಯಂತಿ   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Southern Indian form of JAYANTI.
KALPANA   ಕಲ್ಪನಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KAMAL (2)   ಕಮಲ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Modern masculine form of KAMALA.
KAMALA   ಕಮಲಾ   f & m   Hinduism, 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... [more]
KAVITHA   ಕವಿತಾ   f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KIRAN   ಕಿರಣ್   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KRISHNA   ಕೃಷ್ಣ   m   Hinduism, 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... [more]
KUMAR   ಕುಮಾರ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of KUMARA.
LAKSHMI   ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ   f & m   Hinduism, 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.
LEELA   ಲೀಲಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of LILA (1).
MADHU   ಮಧು   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey"... [more]
MADHURI   ಮಾಧುರಿ   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MAHESH   ಮಹೇಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of MAHESHA.
MANI (1)   ಮಣಿ   m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada
Means "jewel" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this name is borne by a serpent and an attendant of Skanda.
MANOJ   ಮನೋಜ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of MANOJA.
MANU (1)   ಮನು   m   Hinduism, 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.
MEERA   ಮೀರಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MIRA (1)   ಮೀರಾ   f   Indian, 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.
MOHAN   ಮೋಹನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of MOHANA.
MURALI   ಮುರಳಿ   m   Hinduism, 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.
NAGENDRA   ನಾಗೇಂದ್ರ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lord of snakes" from Sanskrit नाग (naga) meaning "snake" (also "elephant") combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord"... [more]
NALINI   ನಳಿನಿ   f   Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
NANDA   ನಂದ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil
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... [more]
NARAYANA   ನಾರಾಯಣ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "path of man" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of the god of creation, later synonymous with the god Brahma, and even later with Vishnu.
NAVEEN   ನವೀನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVIN   ನವೀನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEHA   ನೇಹಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NIKHIL   ನಿಖಿಲ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL   ನಿರ್ಮಲ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALA   ನಿರ್ಮಲಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Indonesian
Feminine form of NIRMAL.
NIRUPAMA   ನಿರುಪಮ   f   Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NISHA   ನಿಶಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NITHIN   ನಿತಿನ್   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
NITHYA   ನಿತ್ಯ   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITIN   ನಿತಿನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
PADMA   ಪದ್ಮಾ   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form पद्मा and the masculine form पद्म... [more]
PADMINI   ಪದ್ಮಿನಿ   f   Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Means "a multitude of lotuses", a derivative of Sanskrit पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus".
PALLAVI   ಪಲ್ಲವಿ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
POOJA   ಪೂಜಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Variant transcription of PUJA.
POORNIMA   ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾ   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PURNIMA.
PRABHAKAR   ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ್   m   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PRABHAKARA.
PRABHU   ಪ್ರಭು   m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Means "mighty, powerful, master" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of both the Hindu gods Surya and Agni.
PRADEEP   ಪ್ರದೀಪ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of PRADIP.
PRADIP   ಪ್ರದೀಪ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAKASH   ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRAMOD   ಪ್ರಮೋದ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Modern form of PRAMODA.
PRASAD   ಪ್ರಸಾದ್   m   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Bengali, Nepali
Means "brightness, clearness, graciousness, offering" in Sanskrit. This is a word referring to an offering of food made to a deity.
PRASANNA   ಪ್ರಸನ್ನ   m   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Odia, Hindi
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEEN   ಪ್ರವೀಣ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of PRAVIN.
PRAVEENA   ಪ್ರವೀಣಾ   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi
Variant transcription of PRAVINA.
PRAVIN   ಪ್ರವೀಣ್   m   Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PREETHI   ಪ್ರೀತಿ   f   Indian, Kannada, Tamil
South Indian form of PRITI.
PREM   ಪ್ರೇಂ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PREMA   ಪ್ರೇಮಾ   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PRIYA   ಪ್ರಿಯಾ   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
Means "beloved" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a daughter of King Daksha.
PRIYANKA   ಪ್ರಿಯಾಂಕ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PUJA   ಪೂಜಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "honour, worship" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual of reverence.
PURNIMA   ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
PUSHPA   ಪುಷ್ಪಾ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
RADHA   ರಾಧಾ   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RADHIKA   ರಾಧಿಕಾ   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of RADHA.
RAGHU   ರಘು   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "swift" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a heroic king in Hindu epics, the great-grandfather of Rama. It is also mentioned as the name of a son of Buddha in Buddhist texts.
RAHUL   ರಾಹುಲ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Possibly means "able, efficient" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of Gautama Buddha.
RAJ   ರಾಜ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2)   ರಾಜಾ   m   Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJANI   ರಜನಿ   f   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RAJESH   ರಾಜೇಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "ruler of kings" from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
RAKESH   ರಾಕೇಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Means "lord of the full moon" from Sanskrit राका (raka) meaning "full moon" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
RAM (2)   ರಾಮ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of RAMA (1).
RAMA (1)   ರಾಮ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He is the hero of the 'Ramayana', a Hindu epic, which tells of the abduction of his wife Sita by the demon king Ravana, and his efforts to recapture her.
RAMACHANDRA   ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon"... [more]
RAMAKRISHNA   ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods RAMA (1) and KRISHNA... [more]
RAMESH   ರಮೇಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RASHMI   ರಷ್ಮಿ   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RAVI   ರವಿ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. Ravi is a Hindu god of the sun, sometimes equated with Surya. A famous bearer was the musician Ravi Shankar (1920-2012).
RAVINDRA   ರವೀಂದ್ರ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "lord of the sun" from Sanskrit रवि (ravi) meaning "sun" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord"... [more]
ROHAN (1)   ರೋಹನ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
ROHIT   ರೋಹಿತ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
SANDEEP   ಸಂದೀಪ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil
Variant transcription of SANDIP.
SANDHYA   ಸಂಧ್ಯಾ   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDIP   ಸಂದೀಪ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SANJAY   ಸಂಜಯ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Modern form of SANJAYA.
SANJEEV   ಸಂಜೀವ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SANJIV.
SANJIV   ಸಂಜೀವ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SARALA   ಸರಳಾ   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SASHI   ಶಶಿ   m & f   Indian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SATISH   ಸತೀಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SHANKAR   ಶಂಕರ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHANTHI   ಶಾಂತಿ   f   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada
Southern Indian form of SHANTI.
SHASHI   ಶಶಿ   m & f   Indian, 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.
SHEELA   ಶೀಲಾ   f   Indian, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil
Variant transcription of SHILA.
SHIVA (1)   ಶಿವ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious"... [more]
SHOBHA   ಶೋಭಾ   f   Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शोभा (shobha) meaning "brilliance".
SHYAM   ಶ್ಯಾಮ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SIVA   ಶಿವ   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of SHIVA (1).
SNEHA   ಸ್ನೇಹ   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SRINIVAS   ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್   f   Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SUDARSHAN   ಸುದರ್ಶನ್   m   Indian, 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".
SUDHEER   ಸುಧೀರ್   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SUDHIR.
SUDHIR   ಸುಧೀರ್   m   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUMAN   ಸುಮನ್   m & f   Bengali, 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".
SUNIL   ಸುನಿಲ್   m   Indian, 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".
SUNITHA   ಸುನಿತಾ   f   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SURESH   ಸುರೇಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of SURESHA.
SURYA   ಸೂರ್ಯ   m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
UMA   ಉಮಾ   f   Hinduism, 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.
USHA   ಉಷಾ   f   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of USHAS.
VASU   ವಾಸು   m   Hinduism, 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.
VEDA   ವೇದ   f   Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Means "knowledge" in Sanskrit.
VENKAT   ವೆಂಕಟ್   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant of VENKATA.
VENKATA   ವೆಂಕಟ   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
VIDYA   ವಿದ್ಯಾ   f   Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
VIJAY   ವಿಜಯ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYA   ವಿಜಯ   m & f   Hinduism, 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... [more]
VIKRAM   ವಿಕ್ರಮ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Modern form of VIKRAMA.
VINAY   ವಿನಯ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VISHAL   ವಿಶಾಲ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNU   ವಿಷ್ಣು   m   Hinduism, 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... [more]
VIVEK   ವಿವೇಕ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YASH   ಯಶ್   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".
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