Gender Masculine
Usage Hinduism

Meaning & History

Derived from the Sanskrit elements शम् (sham) meaning "auspicious, lucky" and कर (kara) meaning "maker". This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. This was also the name of a 9th-century Indian religious philosopher also known as Shankaracharya.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSankar, Shankar(Bengali) Shankar(Hindi) Shankar(Kannada) Sankar, Shankar(Malayalam) Shankar(Marathi) Shankar(Nepali) Shankar(Tamil) Shankar(Telugu)


Entry updated December 8, 2017