Gender Masculine
Usage Hinduism
Scripts गणेश(Sanskrit)
Pronounced Pron. gə-NAY-shə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "lord of hordes" from Sanskrit गण (gana) meaning "horde, multitude" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is the name of the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is often depicted as a stout man with the head of an elephant.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGanesh(Bengali) Ganesh(Hindi) Ganesh(Kannada) Ganesh(Malayalam) Ganesh(Marathi) Ganesh(Nepali) Ganesh(Tamil) Ganesh(Telugu)

People think this name is

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Depiction of Ganesha (1816)Depiction of Ganesha (1816)


Entry updated December 8, 2017