Telugu Names

Telugu names are used in eastern India. See also about Indian names.
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ABHINAV అభినవ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABHISHEK అభిషేక్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITYA ఆదిత్య 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.
AJAY అజయ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AKHIL అఖిల్ m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
AKHILA అఖిల f Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Feminine form of AKHIL.
AMIT (1) అమిత్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
ANAND ఆనంద్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANTH అనంత్ m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANANTHA అనంత m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANIL అనిల్ 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.
ANJALI అంజలి f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
APARNA అపర్ణా 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.
ARCHANA అర్చన f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARJUN అర్జున్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of ARJUNA.
ARUN అరుణ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of ARUNA.
ARUNA అరుణ 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 అశోక్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of ASHOKA.
ASHWIN అశ్విన్ 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.
AVINASH అవినాష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
BALAKRISHNA బాలకృష్ణ m Indian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god KRISHNA.
BHARATH భరత్ m Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of BHARATA.
BHASKAR భాస్కర్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Modern form of BHASKARA.
CHANDANA చందన f Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
CHANDRA చంద్ర 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.
CHIRANJEEVI చిరంజీవి m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi चिरंजीवी or Telugu చిరంజీవి (see CHIRANJIVI).
CHIRANJIVI చిరంజీవి m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
DEEPAK దీపక్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali दीपक, Bengali দীপক, Gujarati દીપક, Gurmukhi ਦੀਪਕ, Malayalam ദീപക്, Kannada ದೀಪಕ್, Tamil தீபக் or Telugu దీపక్ (see DIPAK).
DEEPIKA దీపికా f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीपिका, Kannada ದೀಪಿಕಾ, Malayalam ദീപിക, Tamil தீபிகா or Telugu దీపికా (see DIPIKA).
DHARMA ధర్మ m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
DILEEP దిలీప్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दिलीप, Malayalam ദിലീപ്, Kannada ದಿಲೀಪ್, Tamil திலீப் or Telugu దిలీప్ (see DILIP).
DILIP దిలీప్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of DILIPA.
DINESH దినేష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali
Modern form of DINESHA.
DIPIKA దీపికా f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Feminine form of DIPAKA.
DIVYA దివ్యా f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
DURGA దుర్గ 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.
GANESH గణేష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of GANESHA.
GAYATHRI గాయత్రి f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GOPAL గోపాల్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of GOPALA.
HARI హరి 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 హరీష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of HARISHA.
HARSHA హర్ష 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.
JAGADISH జగదీశ్ m Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAYA జయ 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.
JYOTHI జ్యోతి f & m Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Telugu and Malayalam form of JYOTI.
KALPANA కల్పనా f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KALYAN కళ్యాణ్ m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit.
KALYANA కళ్యాణ m Indian, Telugu
Variant of KALYAN.
KALYANI కల్యాణి f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of one of the Krittikas, or Pleiades. It is also another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
KAMAL (2) కమల్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Modern masculine form of KAMALA.
KAMALA కమలా 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.
KARTHIK కార్తీక్ m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of KARTIK.
KASI కాశీ f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian form of KASHI.
KAVITHA కవిత f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KIRAN కిరణ్ 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 కిశోర్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHORE కిశోర్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi किशोर, Tamil கிஷோர் or Telugu కిశోర్ (see KISHOR).
KRISHNA కృష్ణ 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.
KUMARI కుమారి f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of KUMARA. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' Kumari is the wife of the warrior Bhima. This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
LAKSHMAN లక్ష్మణ్ m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
LAKSHMI లక్ష్మి 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 లలితా f Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of LALITA.
LAVANYA లావణ్యా f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "beauty, grace" in Sanskrit.
LAXMAN లక్ష్మణ్ m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi लक्ष्मण or Telugu లక్ష్మణ్ (see LAKSHMAN).
LAXMI లక్ష్మి f & m Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Telugu లక్ష్మి or Marathi/Hindi लक्ष्मी (see LAKSHMI), as well as the most common Nepali transcription.
LEELA లీలా f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of LILA (1).
MADHAV మాధవ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of MADHAVA.
MADHAVI మాధవి f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
MADHU మధు 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).
MADHURI మాధురి f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MAHESH మహేష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of MAHESHA.
MANI (1) మణి 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.
MANJU మంజు f Indian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJULA మంజుల f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANOJ మనోజ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of MANOJA.
MOHAN మోహన్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of MOHANA.
MURALI మురళి 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 నాగేంద్ర 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". This is another name for Vasuki, the king of snakes, in Hindu mythology.
NARAYANA నారాయణ 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.
NARENDRA నరేంద్ర m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
Means "lord of men" from Sanskrit नर (nara) meaning "man" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
NAVEEN నవీన్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नवीन, Kannada ನವೀನ್, Telugu నవీన్, Tamil நவீன் or Malayalam നവീൻ (see NAVIN).
NAVIN నవీన్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEELIMA నీలిమ f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi नीलिमा or Telugu నీలిమ (see NILIMA).
NEHA నేహా f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NIKHIL నిఖిల్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKHILA నిఖిల f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of NIKHIL.
NIKITHA నికిత f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian variant of NIKITA (2).
NILIMA నీలిమ f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL నిర్మల m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALA నిర్మలా f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Indonesian
Feminine form of NIRMAL.
NISHA నిషా f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NITHYA నిత్య f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITIN నితిన్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
PADMA పద్మా 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 పద్మిని f Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Means "a multitude of lotuses", a derivative of Sanskrit पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus".
PALLAVI పల్లవి f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
POOJA పూజా f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali पूजा, Gujarati પૂજા, Bengali পূজা, Gurmukhi ਪੂਜਾ, Telugu పూజా, Malayalam പൂജ, Tamil பூஜா or Kannada ಪೂಜಾ (see PUJA).
PRABHAKAR ప్రభాకర్ m Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PRABHAKARA.
PRADEEP ప్రదీప్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रदीप, Bengali প্রদিপ, Malayalam പ്രദീപ്, Kannada ಪ್ರದೀಪ್, Telugu ప్రదీప్, Tamil பிரதீப் or Nepali प्रदिप (see PRADIP).
PRADIP ప్రదీప్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAKASH ప్రకాష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRASAD ప్రసాద్ 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 ప్రసన్న m Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Odia, Hindi
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEEN ప్రవీణ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रवीण, Gujarati પ્રવીણ, Kannada ಪ್ರವೀಣ್, Telugu ప్రవీణ్, Tamil பிரவீண் or Malayalam പ്രവീൺ (see PRAVIN).
PRAVEENA ప్రవీణ f Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi
Alternate transcription of PRAVINA.
PRAVIN ప్రవీణ్ m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PREM ప్రేమ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PRIYA ప్రియ 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 ప్రియాంక f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PUJA పూజా 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.
PUSHPA పుష్ప f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
RADHA రాధా 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.
RAGHU రఘు 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 రాహుల్ 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 రాజ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2) రాజా m Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJANI రజని f & m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RAJENDRA రాజేంద్ర m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of kings", derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This was the name of two 11th-century rulers of the Chola Empire in southern India.
RAJESH రాజేష్ 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".
RAJU రాజు m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of RAJA (2).
RAKESH రాకేష్ 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".
RAMA (1) రామ 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 రామచంద్ర m Hinduism, 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.
RAMAKRISHNA రామకృష్ణ m Indian, 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).
RAMESH రమేష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RANI (1) రాణీ f Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RASHMI రష్మి f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RATNA రత్న f & m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali, Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure". This is a transcription of both the feminine form रत्ना and the masculine form रत्न.
RATNAM రత్నం m & f Indian, Telugu
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RAVI రవి 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 రవీంద్ర 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". This is another name for the Hindu god Surya.
ROHIT రోహిత్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
SACHIN సచిన్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, real". A famous bearer is the retired Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar (1973-).
SAMEERA (2) సమీరా f Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Telugu సమీరా or Marathi/Hindi समीरा (see SAMIRA (2)).
SAMIRA (2) సమీరా f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of SAMIR (2).
SANDEEP సందీప్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi संदीप, Bengali সন্দীপ, Gurmukhi ਸੰਦੀਪ, Gujarati સંદિપ, Kannada ಸಂದೀಪ್, Malayalam സന്ദീപ്, Telugu సందీప్, Tamil சந்தீப் or Nepali सन्दीप (see SANDIP).
SANDHYA సంధ్యా 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 సందీప్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SANJEEV సంజీవ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi संजीव, Gujarati સંજીવ, Gurmukhi ਸੰਜੀਵ, Telugu సంజీవ్ or Kannada ಸಂಜೀವ್ (see SANJIV).
SANJIV సంజీవ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SARALA సరళ f Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SATISH సతీష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SEKHAR శేఖర్ m Indian, Telugu, Bengali
Telugu and Bengali form of SHEKHAR.
SHAILAJA శైలజ f Hinduism, 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.
SHANKAR శంకర్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHASHI శశి 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.
SHIVA (1) శివ 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 శ్యామ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SHYAMALA శ్యామల f Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SIVA శివ m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Tamil சிவா, Telugu శివ, Kannada ಶಿವ or Malayalam ശിവ (see SHIVA (1)).
SREE శ్రీ m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Telugu శ్రీ or Tamil ஸ்ரீ (see SRI).
SRI శ్రీ m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SRIDEVI శ్రీదేవి f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of SHRIDEVI.
SRINIVAS శ్రీనివాస్ f Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SUBRAHMANYA సుబ్రహ్మణ్య m Hinduism, 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.
SUDARSHAN సుదర్శన్ 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 సుధీర్ m Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Telugu సుధీర్ or Kannada ಸುಧೀರ್ (see SUDHIR).
SUDHIR సుధీర్ m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUMAN సుమన్ 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 సునీల్ 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 సునీతా f Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SURENDRA సురేంద్ర m Hinduism, 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.
SURESH సురేష్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of SURESHA.
SURYA సూర్య 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.
SWAPNA స్వప్న f Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWARNA స్వర్ణ m & f Indian, 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.
SWATHI స్వాతి f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
UMA ఉమా 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 ఉష, ఉషా f Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of USHAS.
VAISHNAVI వైష్ణవి 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.
VASU వాసు 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.
VASUNDHARA వసుంధర f Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "possessor of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VEDA వేద f Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Means "knowledge" in Sanskrit.
VENKAT వెంకట్ m Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant of VENKATA.
VENKATA వేంకట m Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
VIDYA విద్యా f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
VIJAY విజయ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYA విజయ 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 విక్రమ్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Modern form of VIKRAMA.
VISHAL విశాల్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNU విష్ణు 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 వివేక్ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YAMUNA యమున f Tamil, Indian, Telugu
From the name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.