Telugu Names

Telugu names are used in eastern India. See also about Indian names.
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ABHINAVఅభినవ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABHISHEKఅభిషేక్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITYAఆదిత్యmHinduism, 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.
AJAYఅజయ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AKHILఅఖిల్mIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
AKHILAఅఖిలfIndian, Telugu, Malayalam
Feminine form of AKHIL.
AMIT (1)అమిత్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
ANANDఆనంద్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANTHఅనంత్mTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANANTHAఅనంతmTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Southern Indian form of ANANTA.
ANILఅనిల్mHinduism, 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.
ANJALIఅంజలిfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
APARNAఅపర్ణాfHinduism, 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.
ARCHANAఅర్చనfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARJUNఅర్జున్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of ARJUNA.
ARUNఅరుణ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of ARUNA.
ARUNAఅరుణm & 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.
ASHOKఅశోక్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of ASHOKA.
ASHWINఅశ్విన్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
AVINASHఅవినాష్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructable" in Sanskrit.
BALAKRISHNAబాలకృష్ణmIndian, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit बल (bala) meaning "strength, might" combined with the name of the Hindu god KRISHNA.
BHARATHభరత్mTamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of BHARATA.
BHASKARభాస్కర్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Modern form of BHASKARA.
CHANDANAచందనfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
CHANDRAచంద్రm & 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.
CHIRANJEEVIచిరంజీవిmIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of CHIRANJIVI.
CHIRANJIVIచిరంజీవిmIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
DEEPAKదీపక్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Variant transcription of DIPAK.
DEEPIKAదీపికాfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DIPIKA.
DHARMAధర్మmIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
DILEEPదిలీప్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DILIP.
DILIPదిలీప్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of DILIPA.
DIPIKAదీపికాfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Feminine form of DIPAKA.
DIVYAదివ్యాfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
DURGAదుర్గf & mHinduism, 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.
GANESHగణేష్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of GANESHA.
GAYATHRIగాయత్రిfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu
South Indian variant of GAYATRI.
GOPALగోపాల్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of GOPALA.
HARIహరిmHinduism, 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.
HARISHహరీష్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of HARISHA.
HARSHAహర్షmIndian, 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.
JAGADISHజగదీశ్mIndian, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAYAజయf & mHinduism, 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.
JYOTHIజ్యోతిf & mIndian, Telugu, Malayalam
Telugu and Malayalam form of JYOTI.
KALPANAకల్పనాfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KALYANకళ్యాణ్mIndian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit.
KALYANAకళ్యాణmIndian, Telugu
Variant of KALYAN.
KALYANIకల్యాణిfHinduism, 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)కమల్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Modern masculine form of KAMALA.
KAMALAకమలాf & 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.
KARTHIKకార్తీక్mTamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of KARTIK.
KASIకాశీfIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian form of KASHI.
KAVITHAకవితfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
South Indian form of KAVITA.
KIRANకిరణ్f & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KISHORకిశోర్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHOREకిశోర్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of KISHOR.
KRISHNAకృష్ణmHinduism, 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.
KUMARIకుమారిfHinduism, 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.
LAKSHMANలక్ష్మణ్mIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
LAKSHMIలక్ష్మిf & 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.
LALITHAలలితాfTamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of LALITA.
LAVANYAలావణ్యాfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "beauty, grace" in Sanskrit.
LAXMANలక్ష్మణ్mIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of LAKSHMAN.
LAXMIలక్ష్మిf & mIndian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
LEELAలీలాfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of LILA (1).
MADHAVమాధవ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of MADHAVA.
MADHAVIమాధవిfHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
MADHUమధుf & 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).
MADHURIమాధురిfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MAHESHమహేష్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of MAHESHA.
MANI (1)మణిmHinduism, 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.
MANJUమంజుfIndian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJULAమంజులfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MOHANమోహన్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of MOHANA.
MURALIమురళిmHinduism, 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.
NAGENDRAనాగేంద్రmHinduism, 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.
NARAYANAనారాయణmHinduism, 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.
NARENDRAనరేంద్రmIndian, 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".
NAVEENనవీన్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVINనవీన్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEELIMAనీలిమfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of NILIMA.
NEHAనేహాfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NIKHILనిఖిల్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKHILAనిఖిలfIndian, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of NIKHIL.
NIKITHAనికితfIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Southern Indian variant of NIKITA (2).
NILIMAనీలిమfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALనిర్మలmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALAనిర్మలాfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Indonesian
Feminine form of NIRMAL.
NISHAనిషాfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NITHYAనిత్యfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITINనితిన్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
PADMAపద్మాf & 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.
PADMINIపద్మినిfIndian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Means "a multitude of lotuses", a derivative of Sanskrit पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus".
PALLAVIపల్లవిfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
POOJAపూజాfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Variant transcription of PUJA.
PRABHAKARప్రభాకర్mIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PRABHAKARA.
PRADEEPప్రదీప్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of PRADIP.
PRADIPప్రదీప్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAKASHప్రకాష్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRASADప్రసాద్mIndian, 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.
PRASANNAప్రసన్నmTamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Odia, Hindi
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEENప్రవీణ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of PRAVIN.
PRAVEENAప్రవీణfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi
Variant transcription of PRAVINA.
PRAVINప్రవీణ్mIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PREMప్రేమ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PRIYAప్రియfHinduism, 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.
PRIYANKAప్రియాంకfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PUJAపూజాfIndian, 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.
PUSHPAపుష్పfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
RADHAరాధాf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RAGHUరఘుmHinduism, 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.
RAHULరాహుల్mIndian, 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.
RAJరాజ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2)రాజాmUrdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJANIరజనిf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RAJENDRAరాజేంద్రmIndian, 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.
RAJESHరాజేష్mIndian, 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".
RAJUరాజుmIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of RAJA (2).
RAKESHరాకేష్mIndian, 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)రామmHinduism, 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.
RAMACHANDRAరామచంద్రmHinduism, 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.
RAMAKRISHNAరామకృష్ణmIndian, 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).
RAMESHరమేష్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RANI (1)రాణీfIndian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RASHMIరష్మిf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RATNAరత్నf & mIndian, 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.
RATNAMరత్నంm & fIndian, Telugu
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RAVIరవిmHinduism, 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).
RAVINDRAరవీంద్రmHinduism, 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.
ROHITరోహిత్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
SACHINసచిన్mIndian, 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)సమీరాfIndian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (2).
SAMIRA (2)సమీరాfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of SAMIR (2).
SANDEEPసందీప్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of SANDIP.
SANDHYAసంధ్యాfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDIPసందీప్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SANJEEVసంజీవ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SANJIV.
SANJIVసంజీవ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SARALAసరళfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
SATISHసతీష్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SEKHARశేఖర్mIndian, Telugu, Bengali
Telugu and Bengali form of SHEKHAR.
SHAILAJAశైలజfHinduism, 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.
SHANKARశంకర్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHASHIశశిm & 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.
SHIVA (1)శివmHinduism, 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.
SHYAMశ్యామ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SHYAMALAశ్యామలfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SIVAశివmTamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of SHIVA (1).
SREEశ్రీm & fIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant transcription of SRI.
SRIశ్రీm & fIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SRIDEVIశ్రీదేవిfIndian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of SHRIDEVI.
SRINIVASశ్రీనివాస్fIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SUBRAHMANYAసుబ్రహ్మణ్యmHinduism, 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.
SUDARSHANసుదర్శన్mIndian, 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".
SUDHEERసుధీర్mIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SUDHIR.
SUDHIRసుధీర్mIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUMANసుమన్m & 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".
SUNILసునీల్mIndian, 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".
SUNITHAసునీతాfIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
SURENDRAసురేంద్రmHinduism, 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.
SURESHసురేష్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of SURESHA.
SURYAసూర్యmHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
SWAPNAస్వప్నfIndian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWARNAస్వర్ణm & fIndian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
SWATHIస్వాతిfIndian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
UMAఉమాfHinduism, 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.
USHAఉష, ఉషాfHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of USHAS.
VAISHNAVIవైష్ణవిfHinduism, 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.
VASUవాసుmHinduism, 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.
VASUNDHARAవసుంధరfIndian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "possessor of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VEDAవేదfIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Means "knowledge" in Sanskrit.
VENKATవెంకట్mIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant of VENKATA.
VENKATAవేంకటmIndian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
VIDYAవిద్యాfHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
VIJAYవిజయ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYAవిజయm & 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.
VIKRAMవిక్రమ్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Modern form of VIKRAMA.
VISHALవిశాల్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNUవిష్ణుmHinduism, 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.
VIVEKవివేక్mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YAMUNAయమునfTamil, Indian, Telugu
From the name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.