Kannada Names

Kannada names are used in western India. See also about Indian names.
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ABHINAVಅಭಿನವ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABHISHEKಅಭಿಷೇಕ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITIಅದಿತಿfHinduism, 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.
ADITYAಆದಿತ್ಯmHinduism, 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.
AISHWARYAಐಶ್ವರ್ಯಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AJAYಅಜಯ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AKSHAYಅಕ್ಷಯ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying" in Sanskrit.
AMIT (1)ಅಮಿತ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
ANANDಆನಂದ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANTHಅನಂತ್mTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANANTHAಅನಂತmTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANILಅನಿಲ್mHinduism, 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.
APARNAಅಪರ್ಣಾfHinduism, 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.
ARAVINDಅರವಿಂದmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARAVINDAಅರವಿಂದmIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of ARAVIND.
ARCHANAಅರ್ಚನfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARJUNಅರ್ಜುನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of ARJUNA.
ARUNAಅರುಣm & 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.
ASHA (1)ಆಶಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHOKಅಶೋಕ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of ASHOKA.
ASHWINಅಶ್ವಿನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
AVINASHಅವಿನಾಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructable" in Sanskrit.
BALAKRISHNAಬಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣmIndian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god KRISHNA.
BHASKARಭಾಸ್ಕರ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Modern form of BHASKARA.
BHAVANAಭಾವನಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BHAVNAಭಾವನಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of BHAVANA.
CHANDANAಚಂದನfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
CHANDRAಚಂದ್ರm & 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.
CHETANಚೇತನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
DARSHANದರ್ಶನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
DEEPAKದೀಪಕ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Variant transcription of DIPAK.
DEEPIKAದೀಪಿಕಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DIPIKA.
DEEPTIದೀಪ್ತಿfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Variant transcription of DIPTI.
DEVARAJದೇವರಾಜ್mIndian, Kannada
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DILEEPದಿಲೀಪ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DILIP.
DILIPದಿಲೀಪ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of DILIPA.
DIPIKAದೀಪಿಕಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Feminine form of DIPAKA.
DIPTIದೀಪ್ತಿfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
DIVYAದಿವ್ಯಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
GANESHಗಣೇಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of GANESHA.
GAYATHRIಗಾಯತ್ರಿfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GIRISHಗಿರೀಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Modern form of GIRISHA.
GOPALಗೋಪಾಲ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of GOPALA.
GOVINDಗೋವಿಂದmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of GOVINDA.
GOVINDAಗೋವಿಂದmHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) meaning "finding". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
GOWRIಗೌರಿfTamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
HARIಹರಿmHinduism, 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.
HARISHಹರೀಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of HARISHA.
HARSHAಹರ್ಷmIndian, 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.
HEMAಹೇಮfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
INDIRAಇಂದಿರಾfHinduism, 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).
JAGADISHಜಗದೀಶ್mIndian, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAYADEVಜಯದೆವmIndian, Kannada
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAYANTHIಜಯಂತಿfTamil, Indian, Kannada
Southern Indian form of JAYANTI.
KALPANAಕಲ್ಪನಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KAMAL (2)ಕಮಲ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Modern masculine form of KAMALA.
KAMALAಕಮಲಾf & 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.
KAVITHAಕವಿತಾfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KIRANಕಿರಣ್f & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KRISHNAಕೃಷ್ಣmHinduism, 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.
LAKSHMIಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀf & 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.
LEELAಲೀಲಾfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of LILA (1).
MADHUಮಧುf & 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).
MADHURIಮಾಧುರಿfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MAHESHಮಹೇಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of MAHESHA.
MANI (1)ಮಣಿmHinduism, 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.
MANU (1)ಮನುmHinduism, 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.
MEERAಮೀರಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MIRA (1)ಮೀರಾfIndian, 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.
MOHANಮೋಹನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of MOHANA.
MURALIಮುರಳಿmHinduism, 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.
NAGENDRAನಾಗೇಂದ್ರmHinduism, 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". This is another name for Vasuki, the king of snakes, in Hindu mythology.
NALINIನಳಿನಿfIndian, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
NANDAನಂದmHinduism, 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. 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.
NARAYANAನಾರಾಯಣmHinduism, 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.
NAVEENನವೀನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVINನವೀನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEHAನೇಹಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NIKHILನಿಖಿಲ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALನಿರ್ಮಲmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALAನಿರ್ಮಲಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Indonesian
Feminine form of NIRMAL.
NIRUPAMAನಿರುಪಮfIndian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NISHAನಿಶಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NITHINನಿತಿನ್mIndian, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
NITHYAನಿತ್ಯfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITINನಿತಿನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
PADMAಪದ್ಮಾf & 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.
PADMINIಪದ್ಮಿನಿfIndian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Means "a multitude of lotuses", a derivative of Sanskrit पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus".
PALLAVIಪಲ್ಲವಿfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
POOJAಪೂಜಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Variant transcription of PUJA.
POORNIMAಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PURNIMA.
PRABHAKARಪ್ರಭಾಕರ್mIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PRABHAKARA.
PRABHUಪ್ರಭುmHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Means "mighty, powerful, master" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of both the Hindu gods Surya and Agni.
PRADEEPಪ್ರದೀಪ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of PRADIP.
PRADIPಪ್ರದೀಪ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAKASHಪ್ರಕಾಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRAMODಪ್ರಮೋದ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Modern form of PRAMODA.
PRASADಪ್ರಸಾದ್mIndian, 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.
PRASANNAಪ್ರಸನ್ನmTamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Odia, Hindi
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEENಪ್ರವೀಣ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of PRAVIN.
PRAVEENAಪ್ರವೀಣಾfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi
Variant transcription of PRAVINA.
PRAVINಪ್ರವೀಣ್mIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PREETHIಪ್ರೀತಿfIndian, Kannada, Tamil
South Indian form of PRITI.
PREMಪ್ರೇಂmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PREMAಪ್ರೇಮಾfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PRIYAಪ್ರಿಯಾfHinduism, 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.
PRIYANKAಪ್ರಿಯಾಂಕfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PUJAಪೂಜಾfIndian, 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.
PURNIMAಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
PUSHPAಪುಷ್ಪಾfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
RADHAರಾಧಾf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RAGHUರಘುmHinduism, 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.
RAHULರಾಹುಲ್mIndian, 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.
RAJರಾಜ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2)ರಾಜಾmUrdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJANIರಜನಿf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RAJESHರಾಜೇಶ್mIndian, 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".
RAKESHರಾಕೇಶ್mIndian, 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".
RAMA (1)ರಾಮmHinduism, 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.
RAMACHANDRAರಾಮಚಂದ್ರmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon". This is another name of Rama.
RAMAKRISHNAರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣmIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods RAMA (1) and KRISHNA. This name was borne by the Hindu religious teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886).
RAMESHರಮೇಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RASHMIರಷ್ಮಿf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RAVIರವಿmHinduism, 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).
RAVINDRAರವೀಂದ್ರmHinduism, 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". This is another name for the Hindu god Surya.
ROHAN (1)ರೋಹನ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
ROHITರೋಹಿತ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
SANDEEPಸಂದೀಪ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of SANDIP.
SANDHYAಸಂಧ್ಯಾfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDIPಸಂದೀಪ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SANJEEVಸಂಜೀವ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SANJIV.
SANJIVಸಂಜೀವ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SARALAಸರಳಾfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SASHIಶಶಿm & fIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SATISHಸತೀಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SHANKARಶಂಕರ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHANTHIಶಾಂತಿfTamil, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada
Southern Indian form of SHANTI.
SHASHIಶಶಿm & 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.
SHEELAಶೀಲಾfIndian, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil
Variant transcription of SHILA.
SHIVA (1)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.
SHOBHAಶೋಭಾfIndian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शोभा (shobha) meaning "brilliance".
SHYAMಶ್ಯಾಮ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SIVAಶಿವmTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of SHIVA (1).
SNEHAಸ್ನೇಹfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SRINIVASಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್fIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SUDARSHANಸುದರ್ಶನ್mIndian, 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".
SUDHEERಸುಧೀರ್mIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SUDHIR.
SUDHIRಸುಧೀರ್mIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUMANಸುಮನ್m & 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".
SUNILಸುನಿಲ್mIndian, 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".
SUNITHAಸುನಿತಾfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SURESHಸುರೇಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of SURESHA.
SURYAಸೂರ್ಯmHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
UMAಉಮಾfHinduism, 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.
VASUವಾಸುmHinduism, 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.
VEDAವೇದfIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Means "knowledge" in Sanskrit.
VENKATವೆಂಕಟ್mIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant of VENKATA.
VENKATAವೆಂಕಟmIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
VIDYAವಿದ್ಯಾfHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
VIJAYವಿಜಯ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYAವಿಜಯm & 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.
VIKRAMವಿಕ್ರಮ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Modern form of VIKRAMA.
VINAYವಿನಯ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VISHALವಿಶಾಲ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNUವಿಷ್ಣುmHinduism, 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.
VIVEKವಿವೇಕ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YASHಯಶ್mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".