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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Hindi.
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ABHAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
ABHIJEET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अभिजीत or अभिजित or Bengali অভিজিৎ (see ABHIJIT).
ABHIJIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.
ABHILASH m Indian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ABHINAV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABHISHEK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITYA 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.
AGNI (1) m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fire" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the ancient Hindu fire god, usually depicted as red-skinned with three legs, seven arms, and two faces.
AJAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AJEET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi अजीत, Marathi अजित, Gurmukhi ਅਜੀਤ or Bengali অজিত (see AJIT).
AJIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "unconquered, invincible", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जित (jita) meaning "conquered". This is a name of the gods Shiva and Vishnu, and of a future Buddha.
AKASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
AKHIL m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
AKSHAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying" in Sanskrit.
AMAR (1) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "immortal" in Sanskrit.
AMIT (1) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
AMITABH m Indian, Hindi
Means "immeasurable splendour" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan (1942-).
AMRIT m Indian, Hindi
Means "immortal" from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and मृत (mrta) meaning "dead". In Hindu texts it refers to a drink that gives immortality.
ANAND m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of ANANTA.
ANIK m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "army" or "splendour" in Sanskrit.
ANIKET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "homeless" in Sanskrit.
ANIL 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.
ANIRUDDHA m Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "unobstructed, ungovernable" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the grandson of the Hindu god Krishna.
ANISH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "supreme, paramount, without a ruler", from the Sanskrit negative prefix (a) and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
ANIT m Indian, Hindi
Possibly means "not guided" in Sanskrit.
ANKIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "marked" in Sanskrit.
ANKUR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
ANOOP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अनूप, Bengali অনুপ or Malayalam അനൂപ് (see ANUP).
ANUJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born later, younger" in Sanskrit. This name is sometimes given to the younger sibling of an older child.
ANUP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Means "watery" in Sanskrit.
ANUPAM m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "incomparable, matchless" in Sanskrit.
APOORVA m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अपूर्व or अपूर्वा (see APURVA).
APURVA m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
ARAVIND m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARUNA 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.
ARYA (1) m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
ARYAN m Indian, Hindi
Variant of ARYA (1).
ASEEM m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi असीम (see ASIM (2)).
ASHWIN 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.
ASIM (2) m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "boundless, limitless" in Sanskrit.
AVINASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
AZAD m Persian, Indian, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Turkish
Means "free" in Persian. This word has derivatives in several other languages, such as Hindi, Turkish and Armenian.
BALDEV m Indian, Hindi
Modern Hindi transcription of BALADEVA.
BASANT m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of VASANTA.
BHARAT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of BHARATA.
BIPIN m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of VIPIN.
BISHAN m Indian, Hindi
Variant of VISHNU.
CHAND m Indian, Hindi
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
CHANDA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "fierce, hot, passionate" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form चण्ड and the feminine form चण्डा (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga).
CHANDAN m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्दन (chandana) meaning "sandalwood".
CHANDER m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi चन्द्र or चन्द्रा (see CHANDRA).
CHANDRA 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.
CHANDRAKANT m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "beloved by the moon", derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and कान्त (kanta) meaning "desired, beloved". This is another name for the moonstone.
CHETAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
CHIRANJEEVI m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi चिरंजीवी or Telugu చిరంజీవి (see CHIRANJIVI).
CHIRANJIVI m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
DAMODAR m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DAMODARA.
DARSHAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
DAYARAM m Indian, Hindi
Means "compassion of Rama", from Sanskrit दया (daya) meaning "compassion" combined with the name of the god RAMA (1).
DEEP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीप, Gujarati દીપા, Bengali দীপ or Gurmukhi ਦੀਪ (see DIP).
DEEPAK 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).
DEO m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देव (see DEV).
DEV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".
DEVADAS m Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of the gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and दास (dasa) meaning "servant".
DEVDAS m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देवदास (see DEVADAS).
DEVRAJ m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DHANANJAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "winning wealth" in Sanskrit.
DHARMA m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
DILEEP 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).
DIP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Masculine form of DIPA.
DURGA 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.
DUSHYANT m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DUSHYANTA.
GOBIND m Indian (Sikh), Hindi
Variant of GOVINDA used in northern India. This was the name of the last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
GOTAM m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern form of GOTAMA.
GULSHAN m Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
HARENDRA m Indian, Hindi
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.
HARI 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.
HARSH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHAD m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HIRA f & m Urdu, Nepali, Punjabi, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit हीर (hira) meaning "diamond". It is typically feminine in Pakistan and unisex in India and Nepal.
INDRA m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) meaning "a drop" and (ra) meaning "acquiring, possessing". Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain. He is the chief god in the Rigveda.
INDRAJIT m Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "conqueror of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering". In Hindu legend this is another name of Meghanada, the son of Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka. He was given this name by Brahma after he defeated Indra.
ISHA f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Hinduism
Means "master, lord" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ईशा and the masculine form ईश (an epithet of the Hindu god Shiva). It is also the name of one of the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
JAGANNATH m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of JAGANNATHA.
JAI m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi जय (see JAY (2)), as well as a Tamil masculine form of JAYA.
JAIDEV m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAY (2) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern (northern Indian) masculine form of JAYA.
JAYA 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.
JAYANT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of JAYANTA.
JAYENDRA m Indian, Hindi
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory" combined with the name of the god INDRA, used here to mean "lord".
JAYESH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
JEETENDRA m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi जितेन्द्र or Marathi जितेंद्र (see JITENDRA).
JITENDRA m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "conqueror of Indra" from Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering" combined with the name of the god INDRA.
JYOTI f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit ज्योतिस् (jyotis) meaning "light". This is a transcription of both the feminine form ज्योती and the masculine form ज्योति.
KAILASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a mountain in the Himalayas that is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva. It possibly means "crystal" in Sanskrit.
KALIDAS m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of KALIDASA.
KALYAN m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit.
KAMALA 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.
KANTA f & m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "desired, beautiful" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ता and the masculine form कान्त.
KANTI f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form कान्ती (another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi) and the masculine form कान्ति.
KAPIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of KAPILA.
KARAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Means "clever, skillful" in Sanskrit.
KARTIK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades.
KAVI m Indian, Hindi
From a title for a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
KIRAN 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".
KISHAN m Indian, Hindi, Gujarati
Possibly a variant of KRISHNA.
KISHOR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHORE m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi किशोर, Tamil கிஷோர் or Telugu కిశోర్ (see KISHOR).
KRISHNA 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.
KSHITIJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.
LAKSHMI 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.
LAL m Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "boy" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit लल (lala) meaning "playing, caressing".
LALIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Masculine form of LALITA.
LAXMAN m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi लक्ष्मण or Telugu లక్ష్మణ్ (see LAKSHMAN).
LAXMI 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.
LOCHAN m Indian, Hindi
Means "the eye" in Sanskrit.
LUCKY m & f English, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
MADHU 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).
MADHUKAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHUR m & f Indian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MAHAVIR m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of MAHAVIRA.
MAHENDRA m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka. He is credited with introducing Buddhism to Sri Lanka.
MANAS m Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANISH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANU (1) m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "thinking, wise" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is a title of Svayambhuva, the progenitor of the human race, as well as several of his descendants.
MAYUR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MITRA (1) m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of MITHRA. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
MITUL m Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
MOHANDAS m Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of Mohana" from the name of the Hindu god MOHANA combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". A famous bearer of this name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian leader who struggled peacefully for independence from Britain.
MUKUL m Indian, Hindi
Means "bud, blossom" in Sanskrit.
MURALI 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.
NAND m Indian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
NARAYAN m Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARENDRA 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 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 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEELAM f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीलम (see NILAM).
NEERAJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीरज or Gujarati નીરજ (see NIRAJ).
NIHAL (2) m Indian, Hindi
Means "content, happy" in Hindi.
NIKHIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NILAM f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NIRAJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born, lotus" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NISHANT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
NITIN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYA f & m Indian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
OM m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Sanskrit ओम् (om), considered to be a sacred syllable because it represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice.
PADMA 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.
PALLAV m Indian, Hindi
Means "budding leaf, shoot" in Sanskrit.
PARTH m Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PARTHA.
PARVEEN f & m Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
PITAMBAR m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of PITAMBARA.
PRABHAT m Indian, Hindi
Means "shining forth, morning" in Sanskrit.
PRABODH m Indian, Hindi
Means "awakening" in Sanskrit.
PRADIP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAKASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRAN m Indian, Hindi
Means "breath" in Sanskrit.
PRANAV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
This is the Sanskrit word referring to ओम् (om), the Hindu sacred syllable.
PRANAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
PRASAD 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 m Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Odia, Hindi
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
PRATAP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "heat, splendour, glory" in Sanskrit.
PRATEEK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रतीक, Gujarati પ્રતિક or Bengali প্রতীক (see PRATIK).
PRATIK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "look, appearance" in Sanskrit.
PRAVIN m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PREM m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PUNEET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi पुनीत (see PUNIT).
PUNIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "cleaned, purified" in Sanskrit.
RADHA 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.
RAHUL 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 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2) m Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJANI 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.
RAJEEV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali राजीव, Malayalam രാജീവ് or Tamil ராஜிவ் (see RAJIV).
RAJENDER m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi राजेन्द्र (see RAJENDRA).
RAJENDRA 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 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".
RAJIV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "striped" in Sanskrit. This is used to refer to the blue lotus in Hindu texts.
RAJNEESH m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi रजनीश (see RAJNISH).
RAJNISH m Indian, Hindi
Means "lord of the night" from Sanskrit रजनि (rajani) meaning "night" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name for the moon in Hindu texts.
RAKESH 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".
RAMESHWAR m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of RAMESHVARA.
RANJIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "coloured, pleased, delighted" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer was Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the founder of a Sikh kingdom that covered most of the Punjab and Kashmir.
RASHMI f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RATNA 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.
RAVI 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 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.
RISHI m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sage, poet" in Sanskrit, perhaps ultimately deriving from a root meaning "to see".
ROHAN (1) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
ROHIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
ROSHAN m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "light, bright" in Persian.
SACHIN 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-).
SAMEER (2) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi समीर, Bengali সমীর or Gujarati સમીર (see SAMIR (2)).
SAMIR (2) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SANJEET m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi संजीत (see SANJIT).
SANJEEV 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).
SANJIT m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
SANJIV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SARAL m Indian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SARVESH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
SHAHRUKH m Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAKTI f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva, also known as Parvati among many other names.
SHANTANU m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "wholesome" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Hastinapura.
SHARMA m Indian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHASHI 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.
SHEKHAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHIV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SHRESTH m Indian, Hindi
Means "most excellent, best" in Sanskrit.
SHRIVATSA m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "beloved of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit वत्स (vatsa) meaning "beloved, dear". This is the name of a mark on Vishnu's chest.
SHYAMA m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
SONAM f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SUBHASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "eloquent", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with भाषा (bhasha) meaning "speech".
SUDARSHAN 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".
SUDHIR m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUMAN 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".
SUMEET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सुमित, Bengali সুমিত or Gurmukhi ਸੁਮਿਤ (see SUMIT).
SUMIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
SUNDAR m Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Modern form of SUNDARA.
SUNDER m Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुन्दर or Tamil சுந்தர் (see SUNDAR).
SUNIL 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".
SURAJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
SURENDRA 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.
SURYA 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.
SUSHIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SUSHILA.
SUSHILA f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
SWAPNIL m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".
SWARNA 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.
TAMANNA m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian تمنّا (tamanna).
TUSHAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "cold, frost, snow" in Sanskrit.
UTTAR m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of UTTARA.
VASU 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.
VIJAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYA 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.
VIMAL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "clean, pure, spotless" in Sanskrit.
VINAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VIPIN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Means "forest" in Sanskrit.
VIPUL m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi
Means "large, extensive, plenty" in Sanskrit.
VISHAL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNU 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 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".