Hindi Names

Hindi names are used in northern India. See also about Indian names.
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AARTI आरती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a Hindu ritual in which offerings of lamps or candles are made to various gods, derived from Sanskrit आरात्रिक (aratrika).
ABHA आभा f Indian, Hindi
Means "splendour, light" in Sanskrit.
ABHAY अभय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
ABHIJEET अभिजीत, अभिजित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अभिजीत or अभिजित or Bengali অভিজিৎ (see ABHIJIT).
ABHIJIT अभिजीत, अभिजित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.
ABHILASH अभिलाष m Indian, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ABHILASHA अभिलाषा f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ABHILASH.
ABHINAV अभिनव m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABHISHEK अभिषेक m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITI अदिति f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "boundless, entire" or "freedom, security" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an ancient Hindu goddess of the sky and fertility. According to the Vedas she is the mother of the gods.
ADITYA आदित्य 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) अग्नि 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.
AISHWARYA ऐश्वर्या f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AJAY अजय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AJEET अजीत m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi अजीत, Marathi अजित, Gurmukhi ਅਜੀਤ or Bengali অজিত (see AJIT).
AJIT अजीत 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.
AKANKSHA आकाङ्क्षा, आकांक्षा f Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
AKASH आकाश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
AKHIL अखिल m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "whole, complete" in Sanskrit.
AKSHAY अक्षय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying" in Sanskrit.
AMAR (1) अमर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "immortal" in Sanskrit.
AMIT (1) अमित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
AMITA अमिता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of AMIT (1).
AMITABH अमिताभ m Indian, Hindi
Means "immeasurable splendour" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan (1942-).
AMRIT अमृत 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.
AMRITA अमृता f Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali
Feminine form of AMRIT.
ANAND आनंद, आनन्द m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANDI आनंदी f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANAND.
ANANT अनन्त, अनंत m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of ANANTA.
ANIK अनीक m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "army" or "splendour" in Sanskrit.
ANIKA (2) अनिका f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIK.
ANIKET अनिकेत m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "homeless" in Sanskrit.
ANIL अनिल 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.
ANILA अनिला f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANIL.
ANIMA (1) अणिमा f Indian, Hindi
Means "minuteness" from Sanskrit अणिमन (animan). In yoga texts, this is the name of the ability to make oneself infinitely small so to be invisible.
ANIRUDDHA अनिरुद्ध m Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "unobstructed, ungovernable" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the grandson of the Hindu god Krishna.
ANISH अनीश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "supreme, paramount, without a ruler", from the Sanskrit negative prefix (a) and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
ANISHA अनिशा f Indian, Hindi
Means "nightless, sleepless" in Sanskrit.
ANIT अनीत m Indian, Hindi
Possibly means "not guided" in Sanskrit.
ANITA (2) अनीता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of ANIT.
ANJALI अञ्जली, अंजली f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
ANKIT अंकित, अङ्कित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "marked" in Sanskrit.
ANKITA अंकिता, अङ्किता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Feminine form of ANKIT.
ANKUR अङ्कुर, अंकुर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
ANOOP अनूप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अनूप, Bengali অনুপ or Malayalam അനൂപ് (see ANUP).
ANUJ अनुज m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born later, younger" in Sanskrit. This name is sometimes given to the younger sibling of an older child.
ANUJA अनुजा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of ANUJ.
ANUP अनूप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Means "watery" in Sanskrit.
ANUPAM अनुपम m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "incomparable, matchless" in Sanskrit.
ANUPAMA अनुपमा f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of ANUPAM.
APARAJITA अपराजिता f Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "unconquered" in Sanskrit.
APARNA अपर्णा f Hinduism, 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.
APOORVA अपूर्व, अपूर्वा m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi अपूर्व or अपूर्वा (see APURVA).
APURVA अपूर्व, अपूर्वा 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.
ARADHANA आराधना f Indian, Hindi
Means "worship" in Sanskrit.
ARATI आरती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi आरती (see AARTI).
ARAVIND अरविन्द, अरविंद m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARCHANA अर्चना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARJUN अर्जुन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of ARJUNA.
ARTI आरती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi आरती (see AARTI).
ARUN अरुण m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of ARUNA.
ARUNA अरुणा 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.
ARUNDHATI अरुन्धती, अरुंधती f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
ARUSHI अरुषी, आरुषी, आरुषि f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit अरुष (arusha) meaning "reddish, dawn", a word used in the Rigveda to describe the red horses of Agni. This name also appears in the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' belonging to a daughter of Manu and the wife of Chyavana, though in this case it might derive from Sanskrit आरुषी (arushi) meaning "hitting, killing".
ARYA (1) आर्य, आर्या 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 आर्यन m Indian, Hindi
Variant of ARYA (1).
ASEEM असीम m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi असीम (see ASIM (2)).
ASHA (1) आशा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHOK अशोक m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of ASHOKA.
ASHWIN अश्विन 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) असीम m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "boundless, limitless" in Sanskrit.
AVANTI अवन्ती f Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient kingdom of central India that had its capital at Ujjain.
AVINASH अविनाश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructible" in Sanskrit.
AZAD आज़ाद 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 बलदेव m Indian, Hindi
Modern Hindi transcription of BALADEVA.
BASANT बसन्त m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of VASANTA.
BHARAT भरत m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of BHARATA.
BHASKAR भास्कर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Modern form of BHASKARA.
BHAVANA भावना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BHAVNA भावना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi भावना, Kannada ಭಾವನಾ or Malayalam ഭാവന (see BHAVANA).
BIPIN बिपिन m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of VIPIN.
BISHAN बिशन m Indian, Hindi
Variant of VISHNU.
BRIJESH बृजेश m Indian, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi
Modern form of BRIJESHA.
CHAND चण्ड m Indian, Hindi
Modern masculine form of CHANDA.
CHANDA चण्डा 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 चन्दन m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्दन (chandana) meaning "sandalwood".
CHANDANA चन्दना f Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDAN.
CHANDER चन्द्र, चन्द्रा m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi चन्द्र or चन्द्रा (see CHANDRA).
CHANDRA चन्द्र, चन्द्रा 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 चंद्रकांत, चन्द्रकान्त 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.
CHANDRAKANTA चंद्रकांता, चन्द्रकान्ता f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of CHANDRAKANT.
CHETAN चेतन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
CHETANA चेतना f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of CHETAN.
CHIRANJEEVI चिरंजीवी m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi चिरंजीवी or Telugu చిరంజీవి (see CHIRANJIVI).
CHIRANJIVI चिरंजीवी m Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "long-lived, infinite" in Sanskrit.
DAMODAR दामोदर m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DAMODARA.
DARSHAN दर्शन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
DAYARAM दयाराम m Indian, Hindi
Means "compassion of Rama", from Sanskrit दया (daya) meaning "compassion" combined with the name of the god RAMA (1).
DEEP दीप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीप, Gujarati દીપા, Bengali দীপ or Gurmukhi ਦੀਪ (see DIP).
DEEPA दीपा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीपा, Gurmukhi ਦੀਪਾ, Bengali দীপা, Malayalam ദീപ or Tamil தீபா (see DIPA).
DEEPAK दीपक 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).
DEEPALI दीपाली f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीपाली (see DIPALI).
DEEPIKA दीपिका f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीपिका, Kannada ದೀಪಿಕಾ, Malayalam ദീപിക, Tamil தீபிகா or Telugu దీపికా (see DIPIKA).
DEEPTI दीप्ती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीप्ती or Kannada ದೀಪ್ತಿ (see DIPTI).
DEO देव m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देव (see DEV).
DEV देव m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".
DEVADAS देवदास m Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of the gods" from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and दास (dasa) meaning "servant".
DEVDAS देवदास m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi देवदास (see DEVADAS).
DEVI देवी f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess". Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses.
DEVIKA देविका f Indian, Hindi
Means "little goddess" from Sanskrit देवी (devi) meaning "goddess" and (ka) meaning "little".
DEVRAJ देवराज m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DEVARAJA.
DHANANJAY धनंजय, धनञ्जय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "winning wealth" in Sanskrit.
DHARMA धर्म m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali
Means "that which is established, law, duty, virtue" in Sanskrit.
DIKSHA दीक्षा f Indian, Hindi
Means "preparation for a religious ceremony" in Sanskrit.
DILEEP दिलीप 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).
DILIP दिलीप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of DILIPA.
DIP दीप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Masculine form of DIPA.
DIPA दीपा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
DIPALI दीपाली f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "row of lamps" in Sanskrit.
DIPIKA दीपिका f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Feminine form of DIPAKA.
DIPTI दीप्ती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
DISHA दिशा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "region, direction" in Sanskrit.
DIVYA दिव्या f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
DIYA (1) दिया f Indian, Hindi
Means "lamp, light" in Hindi.
DRISHTI दृष्टि f Indian, Hindi
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
DURGA दुर्गा 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 दुष्यन्त m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DUSHYANTA.
ESHA एषा f Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
GANESH गणेश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of GANESHA.
GARGI गार्गी f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a 7th-century BC Indian philosopher who appears in the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
GAURI गौरी f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "white" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess, another name of Parvati the wife of Shiva, so named because of her fair complexion.
GAUTAM गौतम m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Modern form of GAUTAMA.
GAYATRI गायत्री f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Sanskrit गायत्र (gayatra), which refers to a type of song or hymn with a particular meter. It is also the name of a Hindu goddess who is a personification of this song.
GIRISH गिरीश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Modern form of GIRISHA.
GITA गीता f Indian, Hindi
Means "song" in Sanskrit. The word appears in the name of the 'Bhagavad Gita', a sacred text of Hinduism (meaning "divine song").
GOBIND गोविन्द m Indian (Sikh), Hindi
Variant of GOVINDA used in northern India. This was the name of the last Sikh guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
GOPAL गोपाल m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of GOPALA.
GOTAM गोतम m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern form of GOTAMA.
GOVIND गोविन्द m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of GOVINDA.
GULSHAN गुलशन m Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
HARENDRA हरेन्द्र, हरेंद्र m Indian, Hindi
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods HARI (referring to Vishnu) and INDRA.
HARI हरि 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.
HARISH हरीश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of HARISHA.
HARSH हर्ष m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHAD हर्षद m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARSHADA हर्षदा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of HARSHAD.
HEMA हेमा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
HIRA हीरा 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.
ILA इला f Indian, Hindi
Means "earth" or "speech" in Sanskrit.
INDIRA इन्दिरा, इंदिरा f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu. A notable bearer was India's first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
INDRA इन्द्र, इंद्र 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 इन्द्रजित, इंद्रजित, इन्द्रजीत, इंद्रजीत 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.
INDRANI इन्द्राणी, इंद्राणी f Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "queen of INDRA" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess of jealousy and beauty, a wife of Indra.
INDU इन्दु f Indian, Hindi
Means "bright drop" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the moon.
ISHA ईशा 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.
ISHANI इशानी f Indian, Hindi
Means "ruling, possessing" in Sanskrit.
ISHITA इशिता f Indian, Hindi
Means "supremacy" in Sanskrit.
JAGANNATH जगन्नाथ m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of JAGANNATHA.
JAGDISH जगदीश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAI जय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi जय (see JAY (2)), as well as a Tamil masculine form of JAYA.
JAIDEV जयदेव m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAY (2) जय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern (northern Indian) masculine form of JAYA.
JAYA जया 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 जयन्त, जयंत m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of JAYANTA.
JAYANTI जयन्ती, जयंती f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of JAYANTA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
JAYENDRA जयेन्द्र, जयेंद्र 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 जयेश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
JEETENDRA जितेन्द्र m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi जितेन्द्र or Marathi जितेंद्र (see JITENDRA).
JITENDRA जितेन्द्र 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 ज्योती, ज्योति 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.
JYOTSANA ज्योत्सना f Indian, Hindi
Variant of JYOTSNA.
JYOTSNA ज्योत्स्ना f Indian, Hindi
Means "moonlight" in Sanskrit.
KAILASH कैलाश 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.
KAJAL काजल f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "kohl, collyrium, lotion for the eyes" in Sanskrit.
KALIDAS कालिदास m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of KALIDASA.
KALPANA कल्पना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KALYAN कल्याण m Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
Means "beautiful, lovely, auspicious" in Sanskrit.
KALYANI कल्याणी f Hinduism, 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.
KAMAKSHI कामाक्षी f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit काम (kama) meaning "love, desire" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is the name of a Hindu fertility goddess. She is considered to be an incarnation of Parvati.
KAMAL (2) कमल m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Modern masculine form of KAMALA.
KAMALA कमला 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.
KAMINI कामिनी f Indian, Hindi
Means "desirable" in Sanskrit.
KANTA कान्ता, कान्त 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 कान्ती, कान्ति 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 कपिल m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of KAPILA.
KARAN करण m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Means "clever, skillful" in Sanskrit.
KARISHMA करिश्मा f Indian, Hindi
Means "miracle" in Hindi.
KARTIK कार्तिक m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades.
KASHI काशी f Indian, Hindi
From the name of a holy city in India, famous for its many temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Its name is derived from Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining".
KAVERI कावेरी f Indian, Hindi
From the name of the Kaveri River in southern India.
KAVI कवि m Indian, Hindi
From a title for a poet, meaning "wise man, sage, poet" in Sanskrit.
KAVITA कविता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "poem" in Sanskrit.
KHUSHI खुशी f Indian, Hindi
Means "happiness" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian خوشی (khushi).
KIRAN किरण 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".
KIRTIDA कीर्तिदा f Indian, Hindi
Means "one who bestows fame" in Sanskrit.
KISHAN किशन m Indian, Hindi, Gujarati
Possibly a variant of KRISHNA.
KISHOR किशोर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHORE किशोर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi किशोर, Tamil கிஷோர் or Telugu కిశోర్ (see KISHOR).
KRISHNA कृष्ण 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 क्षितिज m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.
KSHITIJA क्षितिजा f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of KSHITIJ.
KUMARI कुमारी f Hinduism, 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.
KUNAL कुणाल m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of KUNALA.
LAKSHMAN लक्ष्मण m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
LAKSHMI लक्ष्मी 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 लाल m Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "boy" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit लल (lala) meaning "playing, caressing".
LALIT ललित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Masculine form of LALITA.
LALITA ललिता f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "playful, charming, desirable" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of one of the playmates of the young Krishna. It is also another name of the goddess Parvati.
LATA लता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "vine, creeping plant" in Sanskrit.
LAVANYA लावण्या f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "beauty, grace" in Sanskrit.
LAXMAN लक्ष्मण m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi लक्ष्मण or Telugu లక్ష్మణ్ (see LAKSHMAN).
LAXMI लक्ष्मी 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.
LEELA लीला f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of LILA (1).
LILA (1) लीला f Indian, Hindi
Means "play, amusement" in Sanskrit.
LILAVATI लीलावती f Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "amusing, charming, graceful" in Sanskrit. The 12th-century mathematician Bhaskara named one of his systems of mathematics after his daughter Lilavati. This was also the name of a 13th-century queen of Sri Lanka.
LINA (3) लीना f Indian, Hindi
Means "absorbed, united" in Sanskrit.
LOCHAN लोचन m Indian, Hindi
Means "the eye" in Sanskrit.
LOCHANA लोचना f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of LOCHAN.
LUCKY लकी m & f English, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
MADHAV माधव m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of MADHAVA.
MADHAVI माधवी f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
MADHU मधु 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 मधुकर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHUR मधुर m & f Indian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MADHURI माधुरी f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MAHAVIR महावीर m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of MAHAVIRA.
MAHENDRA महेन्द्र, महेंद्र 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.
MAHESH महेश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of MAHESHA.
MALA माला f Indian, Hindi
Means "necklace" in Sanskrit.
MALATI मालती f Indian, Hindi
Means "jasmine" in Sanskrit.
MALINI मालिनी f Indian, Hindi
Means "fragrant" in Sanskrit.
MANAS मानस m Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANISH मनीष m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANISHA मनीषा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of MANISH.
MANJU मंजु, मञ्जु f Indian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJULA मंजुला, मञ्जुला f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJUSHA मंजूषा, मञ्जूषा f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
MANU (1) मनु 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.
MAYA (1) माया f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "illusion" in Sanskrit. In Buddhist tradition this is the name of the mother of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
MAYUR मयूर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MEENA मीना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi मीना or Tamil மீனா (see MINA (2)).
MEERA मीरा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi मीरा, Malayalam മീര, Tamil மீரா or Kannada ಮೀರಾ (see MIRA (1)).
MINA (2) मीना f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Ushas as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
MINAKSHI मीनाक्षी f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
MINALI मीनाली f Indian, Hindi
Means "fish catcher" in Sanskrit.
MIRA (1) मीरा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Means "sea, ocean" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 16th-century Indian princess who devoted her life to the god Krishna.
MITRA (1) मित्र, मित्रा 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 मितुल m Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
MOHAN मोहन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of MOHANA.
MOHANDAS मोहनदास 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.
MOHINI मोहिनी f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "infatuating" in Sanskrit. This was the name adopted by the Hindu god Vishnu when he took the form of a woman.
MRIDULA मृदुला f Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मृदु (mridu) meaning "soft, delicate, gentle".
MUKESH मुकेश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Modern form of MUKESHA.
MUKTA मुक्ता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "liberated, set free" in Sanskrit.
MUKUL मुकुल m Indian, Hindi
Means "bud, blossom" in Sanskrit.
MURALI मुरली 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.
NALINI नलिनी f Indian, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
NAMRATA नम्रता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "bowing, humility" in Sanskrit.
NAND नन्द m Indian, Hindi
Modern northern Indian form of NANDA.
NANDITA नंदिता, नन्दिता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
NARAYAN नारायण m Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARENDRA नरेन्द्र, नरेंद्र 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 नवीन 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 नवीन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEELA नीला f Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Tamil நீலா or Hindi नीला (see NILA).
NEELAM नीलम f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीलम (see NILAM).
NEELIMA नीलिमा f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Alternate transcription of Marathi/Hindi नीलिमा or Telugu నీలిమ (see NILIMA).
NEERAJ नीरज m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi नीरज or Gujarati નીરજ (see NIRAJ).
NEHA नेहा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NIHAL (2) निहाल m Indian, Hindi
Means "content, happy" in Hindi.
NIKETA निकेता f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of NIKITA (2).
NIKHIL निखिल m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKHILA निखिला f Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Feminine form of NIKHIL.
NIKITA (2) निकिता f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit निकेत (niketa) meaning "house, habitation".
NILA नीला f Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NILAM नीलम f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILIMA नीलिमा f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NIRAJ नीरज m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born, lotus" in Sanskrit.
NIRMAL निर्मल m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALA निर्मला f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Indonesian
Feminine form of NIRMAL.
NIRUPAMA निरुपमा f Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NISHA निशा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NISHANT निशान्त, निशांत m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
NITIKA नीतिका f Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITIN नितिन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYA नित्या, नित्य 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 ओम 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 पद्म, पद्मा 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 पल्लव m Indian, Hindi
Means "budding leaf, shoot" in Sanskrit.
PALLAVI पल्लवी f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
PANKAJ पंकज m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali
Modern form of PANKAJA.
PARTH पार्थ m Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PARTHA.
PARVATI पार्वती f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "of the mountains" in Sanskrit. Parvati is a Hindu goddess of love and power, the wife of Shiva and the mother of Ganesha.
PARVEEN परवीन f & m Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
PITAMBAR पीताम्बर m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of PITAMBARA.
POOJA पूजा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali पूजा, Gujarati પૂજા, Bengali পূজা, Gurmukhi ਪੂਜਾ, Telugu పూజా, Malayalam പൂജ, Tamil பூஜா or Kannada ಪೂಜಾ (see PUJA).