Tamil Names

Tamil names are used in southern India and Sri Lanka. See also about Indian names.
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AARTHI   ஆர்த்தி   f   Tamil
Tamil form of AARTI.
ABHISHEK   அபிஷேக்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITYA   ஆதித்த   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. It is also another name for the sun god Surya.
AISHWARYA   ஐசுவரியா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AJAY   அஜய்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AJITH   அஜித்   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of AJIT.
AMALA   அமலா   f   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit अमल (amala) meaning "clean, pure".
AMIT (1)   அமித்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
ANAND   ஆனந்த்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANDA   ஆனந்த   m   Tamil
Variant of ANAND.
ANANTH   அனந்த்   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANANTHA   அனந்த   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANBU   அன்பு   m   Tamil
Means "love" in Tamil.
ANIL   அனில்   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.
ANITA (2)   அனிதா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of ANIT.
ANJALI   அஞ்சலி   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
APARNA   அபர்ணா   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   அரவிந்த்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARCHANA   அர்ச்சனா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARJUN   அர்ஜுன்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of ARJUNA.
ARUN   அருண்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of ARUNA.
ARUNA   அருணா   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. The feminine form अरुणा is transcribed the same way. The modern masculine form is Arun.
ASHOK   அசோக்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of ASHOKA.
ASHWIN   அசுவின், அஸ்வின்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
BALA   பாலா   m & f   Hinduism, Tamil
Means "young" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).
BHARATH   பரத்   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of BHARATA.
CHANDRA   சந்திரா   m & f   Hinduism, 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.
DEEPA   தீபா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of DIPA.
DEEPAK   தீபக்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Variant transcription of DIPAK.
DEEPIKA   தீபிகா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DIPIKA.
DEVI   தேவி   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses.
DILEEP   திலீப்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DILIP.
DILIP   திலீப்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of DILIPA.
DINESH   தினேஷ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali
Modern form of DINESHA.
DIPA   தீபா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
DIPAK   தீபக்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of DIPAKA.
DIPIKA   தீபிகா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Feminine form of DIPAKA.
DIVYA   திவ்யா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
DURAI   துரை   m   Tamil
Means "chief, leader" in Tamil.
DURGA   துர்க   f & m   Hinduism, 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.
EZHIL   எழில்   m & f   Tamil
Means "beauty" in Tamil.
GANESH   கணேஷ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of GANESHA.
GAYATHRI   காயத்ரி   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GOPAL   கோபால்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of GOPALA.
GOPINATH   கோபிநாத்   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayalam form of GOPINATHA.
GOWRI   கௌரி   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada
South Indian form of GAURI.
HARI   ஹரி   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. It is also borne by the son of the Garuda, the bird-like mount of Vishnu.
HARISH   ஹரிஷ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of HARISHA.
HEMA   ஹேம   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
INDIRA   இந்திரா   f   Hinduism, 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).
INDUMATHI   இந்துமதி   f   Tamil
From Sanskrit इन्दुमत् (indumat) meaning "full moon".
JAI   ஜெய்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of JAY (2) and a Tamil masculine form of JAYA.
JAYA   ஜெயா, ஜெய   f & m   Hinduism, 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.
JAYANTHI   ஜெயந்தி   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Southern Indian form of JAYANTI.
JOTHI   ஜோதி   f & m   Tamil
Tamil form of JYOTI.
KALA (1)   கலா   f   Tamil
Means "art form, virtue" in Sanskrit.
KALI   காளி   f & m   Hinduism, Bengali, Tamil
Means "the black one" in Sanskrit. The Hindu goddess Kali is the fierce destructive form of the wife of Shiva. She is usually depicted with black skin and four arms, holding a severed head and brandishing a sword. As a personal name, it is generally masculine in India.
KALPANA   கல்பனா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KAMAL (2)   கமல்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Modern masculine form of KAMALA.
KAMALA   கமலா   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. 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.
KAMATCHI   காமாட்சி   f   Tamil
Tamil form of KAMAKSHI.
KANCHANA   காஞ்சனா   f   Tamil
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
KANNAN   கண்ணன்   m   Tamil
Tamil form of KRISHNA.
KARTHIK   கார்த்திக்   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of KARTIK.
KARTHIKA   கார்த்திகா   f   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Southern Indian feminine form of KARTIK.
KARTHIKEYAN   கார்த்திகேயன்   m   Tamil, Hinduism
Tamil form of KARTIKEYA.
KASI   காசி   f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian form of KASHI.
KAVITHA   கவிதா   f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KIRAN   கிரன்   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".
KISHOR   கிஷோர்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHORE   கிஷோர்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of KISHOR.
KRISHNA   கிருஷ்ணா   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. 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.
KUMAR   குமார்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of KUMARA.
KUMARAN   குமரன்   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayam variant of KUMARA.
LAKSHMAN   லக்ஷ்மன்   m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
LAKSHMI   லட்சுமி   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.
LALITHA   லலிதா   f   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of LALITA.
LAVANYA   லாவண்யா   f   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "beauty, grace" in Sanskrit.
LEELA   லீலா   f   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of LILA (1).
MADHU   மது   f & m   Indian, 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).
MAHESH   மகேஷ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of MAHESHA.
MANI (1)   மணி   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.
MANISH   மணீஷ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANOJ   மனோஜ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of MANOJA.
MEENA   மீனா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of MINA (2).
MEERA   மீரா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MINA (2)   மீனா   f   Hinduism, 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.
MIRA (1)   மீரா   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   மோகன்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of MOHANA.
MURALI   முரளி   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.
MURUGAN   முருகன்   m   Hinduism, Tamil
Possibly from a Dravidian word meaning "youth". This is the name of a Tamil war god identified with Skanda.
NALINI   நளினி   f   Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
NANDA   நந்தா   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. 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.
NARAYANA   நாராயண   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.
NARAYANAN   நாராயணன்   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Malayalam and Tamil variant of NARAYANA.
NAVEEN   நவீன்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVIN   நவீன்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEELA   நீலா   f   Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of NILA.
NIKHIL   நிக்கில்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NILA   நீலா   f   Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL   நிர்மல   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALA   நிர்மலா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Indonesian
Feminine form of NIRMAL.
NISHA   நிஷா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NITHIN   நிதின்   m   Indian, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Southern Indian variant of NITIN.
NITHYA   நித்யா   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
PADMA   பத்மா   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. 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.
PADMINI   பத்மினி   f   Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Means "a multitude of lotuses", a derivative of Sanskrit पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus".
PALLAVI   பல்லவி   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
POOJA   பூஜா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Variant transcription of PUJA.
POORNIMA   பூர்ணிமா   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PURNIMA.
PRABHAKAR   பிரபாகர்   m   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PRABHAKARA.
PRABHU   பிரபு   m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Means "mighty, powerful, master" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of both the Hindu gods Surya and Agni.
PRADEEP   பிரதீப்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of PRADIP.
PRADIP   பிரதீப்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAKASH   பிரகாஷ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRASAD   பிரசாத்   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   பிரசன்னா   m   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Odia, Hindi
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEEN   பிரவீண்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of PRAVIN.
PRAVEENA   பிரவீணா   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi
Variant transcription of PRAVINA.
PRAVIN   பிரவீண்   m   Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PRAVINA   பிரவீணா   f   Indian, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of PRAVIN.
PREETHI   ப்ரீதி   f   Indian, Kannada, Tamil
South Indian form of PRITI.
PREM   பிரேம்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PREMA   பிரேமா   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PRIYA   பிரியா   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   பிரியங்கா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PUJA   பூஜா   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   பூர்ணிமா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
PUSHPA   புஷ்பா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
RADHA   ராதா   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   ராதிகா   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of RADHA.
RAHUL   ராகுல்   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   ராஜ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2)   ராஜா   m   Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJEEV   ராஜிவ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription og of RAJIV.
RAJESH   ராஜேஷ்   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".
RAJIV   ராஜிவ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "striped" in Sanskrit. This is used to refer to the blue lotus in Hindu texts.
RAJU   ராஜூ   m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of RAJA (2).
RAKESH   ராகேஷ்   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)   ராம்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of RAMA (1).
RAMA (1)   ராம   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.
RAMESH   ரமேஷ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RASHMI   ராஷ்மி   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RATHNA   ரத்னா   f & m   Tamil
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RAVI   ரவி   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).
SANDEEP   சந்தீப்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil
Variant transcription of SANDIP.
SANDHYA   சந்தியா   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   சந்தீப்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SANJAY   சஞ்சய்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Modern form of SANJAYA.
SARALA   சரளா   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SEETHA   சீதா, சீதை   f   Tamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SEKAR   சேகர்   m   Tamil
Tamil form of SHEKHAR.
SHANKAR   சங்கர்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHANTHI   சாந்தி   f   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada
Southern Indian form of SHANTI.
SHARMILA   சர்மிளா   f   Tamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHEELA   ஷீலா   f   Indian, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil
Variant transcription of SHILA.
SHIVA (1)   சிவா   m   Hinduism, 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.
SHYAM   சியாம்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SHYAMALA   சியாமளா   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SIVA   சிவா   m   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of SHIVA (1).
SREE   ஸ்ரீ   m & f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant transcription of SRI.
SRI   ஸ்ரீ   m & f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SRIDEVI   ஸ்ரீதேவி   f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of SHRIDEVI.
SRINIVAS   ஸ்ரீனிவாஸ்   f   Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SUBRAMANIAM   சுப்பிரமணியம்   m   Tamil
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
SUBRAMANIAN   சுப்பிரமணியன்   m   Tamil
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
SUDARSHAN   சுதர்சன்   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".
SUNDAR   சுந்தர்   m   Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Modern form of SUNDARA.
SUNDER   சுந்தர்   m   Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Variant transcription of SUNDAR.
SUNIL   சுனில்   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   சுனிதா   f   Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SURESH   சுரேஷ்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of SURESHA.
SURIYA   சூர்யா   m   Tamil
Variant transcription of SURYA.
SURYA   சூர்யா   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.
SWATHI   சுவாதி   f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
THAMARAI   தாமரை   f   Tamil
Means "lotus" in Tamil.
UMA   உமா   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   உஷா   f   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of USHAS.
VAISHNAVI   வைஷ்ணவி   f   Hinduism, 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.
VARSHA   வர்ஷா   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil
Means "rain" in Sanskrit.
VASU   வாசு   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.
VENKAT   வெங்கட்   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant of VENKATA.
VENKATA   வெங்கட   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
VIDYA   வித்யா   f   Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
VIJAY   விஜய்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYA   விஜய, விஜயா   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. 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.
VIKRAM   விக்ரம்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Modern form of VIKRAMA.
VIMAL   விமல்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "clean, pure, spotless" in Sanskrit.
VIMALA   விமலா   f   Tamil
Feminine form of VIMAL.
VINAY   வினய்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VISHAL   விஷால்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNU   விஷ்ணு   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. By some Hindus he is regarded as the supreme god.
VIVEK   விவேக்   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YAMUNA   யமுனா   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu
From the name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.
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