Gender Masculine
Usage Hinduism
Scripts कर्ण(Sanskrit)

Meaning & History

Derived from Sanskrit कर्ण (karna) meaning "ear". This is the name of the son of the Hindu sun god Surya and the goddess Kunti, who gave birth to him through her ear. He was a great warrior who joined the Kauravas to fight against his half-brothers the Pandavas, eventually becoming the king of Anga.

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Entry updated December 8, 2017