Hindi Names

Hindi names are used in northern India. See also about Indian names.
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PRABHAT प्रभात m Indian, Hindi
Means "shining forth, morning" in Sanskrit.
PRABODH प्रबोध m Indian, Hindi
Means "awakening" in Sanskrit.
PRACHI प्राची f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit प्राच्य (prachya) meaning "eastern, ancient".
PRADEEP प्रदीप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रदीप, Bengali প্রদিপ, Malayalam പ്രദീപ്, Kannada ಪ್ರದೀಪ್, Telugu ప్రదీప్, Tamil பிரதீப் or Nepali प्रदिप (see PRADIP).
PRADIP प्रदीप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAKASH प्रकाश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRAMOD प्रमोद m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Modern form of PRAMODA.
PRAN प्राण m Indian, Hindi
Means "breath" in Sanskrit.
PRANAV प्रणव m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
This is the Sanskrit word referring to ओम् (om), the Hindu sacred syllable.
PRANAY प्रणय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
PRASAD प्रसाद 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 प्रसन्न m Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Odia, Hindi
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
PRATAP प्रताप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "heat, splendour, glory" in Sanskrit.
PRATEEK प्रतीक m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रतीक, Gujarati પ્રતિક or Bengali প্রতীক (see PRATIK).
PRATIBHA प्रतिभा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "light, splendour, intelligence" in Sanskrit.
PRATIK प्रतीक m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "look, appearance" in Sanskrit.
PRATIMA प्रतिमा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "image, likeness, reflection" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEEN प्रवीण m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi प्रवीण, Gujarati પ્રવીણ, Kannada ಪ್ರವೀಣ್, Telugu ప్రవీణ్, Tamil பிரவீண் or Malayalam പ്രവീൺ (see PRAVIN).
PRAVIN प्रवीण m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PREETI प्रीति, प्रीती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi प्रीति or प्रीती, Marathi प्रीती or Gujarati પ્રીતિ (see PRITI).
PREM प्रेम m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PREMA प्रेमा f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PRITI प्रीति, प्रीती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
PRIYA प्रिया f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
Means "beloved" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a daughter of King Daksha.
PRIYANKA प्रियंका, प्रियङ्का f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PUJA पूजा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "honour, worship" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual of reverence.
PUNEET पुनीत m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi पुनीत (see PUNIT).
PUNIT पुनीत m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "cleaned, purified" in Sanskrit.
PUNITA पुनीता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of PUNIT.
PURNIMA पूर्णिमा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
PURUSHOTTAM पुरुषोत्तम m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of PURUSHOTTAMA.
PUSHPA पुष्पा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
RACHANA रचना f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "creation, preparation" in Sanskrit.
RACHNA रचना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi रचना (see RACHANA).
RADHA राधा 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.
RADHIKA राधिका f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of RADHA.
RAHUL राहुल 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 राज m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2) राजा m Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJANI रजनी 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 राजीव m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali राजीव, Malayalam രാജീവ് or Tamil ராஜிவ் (see RAJIV).
RAJENDER राजेन्द्र m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi राजेन्द्र (see RAJENDRA).
RAJENDRA राजेन्द्र 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 राजेश 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 राजीव m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "striped" in Sanskrit. This is used to refer to the blue lotus in Hindu texts.
RAJKUMARI राजकुमारी f Indian, Hindi
Means "princess" in Sanskrit.
RAJNEESH रजनीश m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi रजनीश (see RAJNISH).
RAJNI राज्ञी f Indian, Hindi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RAJNISH रजनीश 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.
RAJU राजू m Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of RAJA (2).
RAKESH राकेश 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".
RAKHI राखी f Indian, Hindi
From a word for a type of ritual wristband, ultimately from Sanskrit रक्षा (raksha).
RAMESH रमेश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RAMESHWAR रामेश्वर m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of RAMESHVARA.
RANI (1) रानी f Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RANJEET रञ्जित, रण्जीत, रणजित, रणजीत, रंजीत, रन्जित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi रञ्जित or रण्जीत or रणजित or रणजीत or रंजीत or रन्जित or Bengali রঞ্জিত (see RANJIT).
RANJIT रञ्जित, रण्जीत, रणजित, रणजीत, रंजीत, रन्जित 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 रश्मी f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RATAN रतन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant of RATNA.
RATI रति f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "rest, pleasure" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the wife of the Hindu god of love Kama.
RATNA रत्न, रत्ना 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 रवि 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 रवीन्द्र 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.
REENA रीना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi रीना (see RINA (3)).
RESHMI रेशमी f Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "silk", from Hindi रेशम (Resham) and Bengali রেশম (Resham), ultimately of Persian origin.
REVA रेवा f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "one that moves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Rati.
RICHA ऋचा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "praise, verse, sacred text" in Sanskrit.
RINA (3) रीना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit रीण (rina) meaning "melted".
RISHI ऋषि m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sage, poet" in Sanskrit, perhaps ultimately deriving from a root meaning "to see".
RITIKA रीतिका f Indian, Hindi
Means either "movement, stream" or "brass" in Sanskrit.
RITU रितु f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "season, period" in Sanskrit.
RIYA रिया f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "singer" in Sanskrit.
ROHAN (1) रोहन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
ROHIT रोहित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
ROSHAN रोशन m & f Persian, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "light, bright" in Persian.
ROSHNI रोशनी, रोश्नी f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Hindi and Marathi रौशनी (raushani) meaning "light, brightness", ultimately of Persian origin.
RUPA रूपा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "shape, form" in Sanskrit.
SACHIN सचिन 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-).
SAKSHI साक्षी f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "witness" in Sanskrit.
SAMEER (2) समीर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi समीर, Bengali সমীর or Gujarati સમીર (see SAMIR (2)).
SAMEERA (2) समीरा f Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Telugu సమీరా or Marathi/Hindi समीरा (see SAMIRA (2)).
SAMIR (2) समीर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SAMIRA (2) समीरा f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of SAMIR (2).
SANDEEP संदीप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi संदीप, Bengali সন্দীপ, Gurmukhi ਸੰਦੀਪ, Gujarati સંદિપ, Kannada ಸಂದೀಪ್, Malayalam സന്ദീപ്, Telugu సందీప్, Tamil சந்தீப் or Nepali सन्दीप (see SANDIP).
SANDHYA संध्या f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDIP संदीप m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SANJANA संजना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "uniting, joining" in Sanskrit.
SANJEET संजीत m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi संजीत (see SANJIT).
SANJEEV संजीव 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 संजीत m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
SANJIV संजीव m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SARAL सरल m Indian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SARASWATI सरस्वती f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "possessing water" from Sanskrit सरस् (saras) meaning "fluid, water, lake" and वती (vati) meaning "having". This is the name of a Hindu river goddess, also associated with learning and the arts, who is the wife of Brahma.
SARIKA सारिका f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SARITA (2) सरिता f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.
SARVESH सरवेश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
SATISH सतीश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SAVITRI सावित्री f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' it is borne by King Satyavan's wife, who successfully pleas with Yama, the god of death, to restore her husband to life.
SEEMA सीमा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सीमा (see SIMA (2)).
SEETA सीता f Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi सीता (see SITA).
SHAHRUKH शाहरुख़ m Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAKTI शक्ति 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.
SHAKUNTALA शकुंतला f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शकुन्त (shakunta) meaning "bird". This is the name of a character in Hindu legend, her story adapted by Kalidasa for the 5th-century play 'Abhijnanashakuntalam'. It tells how Shakuntala, who was raised in the forest by birds, meets and marries the king Dushyanta. After a curse is laid upon them Dushyanta loses his memory and they are separated, but eventually the curse is broken after the king sees the signet ring he gave her.
SHANKAR शंकर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHANTA शांता f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "pacified, calm" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' this is the name of a daughter of King Dasharatha.
SHANTANU शंतनु 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.
SHANTI शान्ती, शांती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "quiet, peace, tranquility" in Sanskrit.
SHARMA शर्म m Indian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHASHI शशि, शशी 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.
SHEELA शीला f Indian, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of SHILA.
SHEKHAR शेखर m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHIKHA शिखा f Indian, Hindi
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHIV शिव m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SHIVALI शिवाली f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "beloved of SHIVA (1)" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHOBHA शोभा f Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शोभा (shobha) meaning "brilliance".
SHRESTH श्रेष्ठ m Indian, Hindi
Means "most excellent, best" in Sanskrit.
SHREYA श्रेया f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "superior, best" in Sanskrit.
SHRIVATSA श्रीवत्स 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.
SHWETA श्वेता f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
Means "white" in Sanskrit.
SHYAM श्याम m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SHYAMA श्याम, श्यामा 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.
SIDDHARTH सिद्धार्थ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of SIDDHARTHA.
SIMA (2) सीमा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
SITA सीता f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "furrow" in Sanskrit. Sita is the name of the Hindu goddess of the harvest in the 'Rigveda'. This is also the name of the wife of Rama (and an avatar of Lakshmi) in the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana'. In this story Sita is rescued by her husband from the demon king Ravana.
SNEHA स्नेहा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SONA (1) सोना f Indian, Hindi
Means "gold" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONAL सोनल f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Hindi सोना (sona), Marathi सोन (son) or Gujarati સોનું (sonum) meaning "gold", all derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONAM सोनम f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SUBHASH सुभाष m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "eloquent", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with भाषा (bhasha) meaning "speech".
SUDARSHAN सुदर्शन 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".
SUDARSHANA सुदर्शना f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of SUDARSHAN.
SUDHIR सुधीर m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUMAN सुमन 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".
SUMATI सुमती f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "wise, good mind", derived from Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good" and मति (mati) meaning "mind, thought". In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of King Sagara's second wife, who bore him 60,000 children.
SUMEET सुमित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सुमित, Bengali সুমিত or Gurmukhi ਸੁਮਿਤ (see SUMIT).
SUMIT सुमित m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
SUNDAR सुन्दर m Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Modern form of SUNDARA.
SUNDER सुन्दर m Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुन्दर or Tamil சுந்தர் (see SUNDAR).
SUNIL सुनील 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".
SUNITA सुनीता f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "well conducted, wise", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीत (nita) meaning "conducted, led". In Hindu legend this is the name of the daughter of King Anga of Bengal.
SUNITI सुनीती f Indian, Hindi
Means "good conduct" from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
SURAJ सूरज m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
SURENDRA सुरेन्द्र, सुरेंद्र 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.
SURESH सुरेश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of SURESHA.
SURYA सूर्य 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.
SUSHEELA सुशीला f Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुशीला (see SUSHILA).
SUSHIL सुशील m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SUSHILA.
SUSHILA सुशीला 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 स्वप्निल m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".
SWARNA स्वर्ण, स्वर्णा 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.
SWATI स्वाति, स्वाती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
TAMANNA तमन्ना m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian تمنّا (tamanna).
TANU तनु f Indian, Hindi
Means "slender" in Sanskrit.
TANVI तन्वी f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "slender woman" in Sanskrit.
TARA (2) तारा f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist deity (a female Buddha).
TRISHNA तृष्णा f Indian, Hindi
Means "thirst, desire" in Sanskrit.
TUSHAR तुषार m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "cold, frost, snow" in Sanskrit.
UMA उमा f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Means "flax" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati. In Hindu texts it is said to derive from the Sanskrit exclamation उ मा (u ma) meaning "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!" which was addressed to Parvati by her mother.
UPASANA उपासना f Indian, Hindi
Means "worship, devotion" in Sanskrit.
UTTAR उत्तर m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of UTTARA.
VARSHA वर्षा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil
Means "rain" in Sanskrit.
VASU वसु 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.
VASUDA वसुदा f Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "granting wealth" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the earth.
VASUDHA वसुधा f Indian, Hindi
Means "producer of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VASUNDHARA वसुंधरा, वसुन्धरा f Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "possessor of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VIDYA विद्या f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "knowledge, science, learning" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Saraswati.
VIJAY विजय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYA विजया 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.
VIKRAM विक्रम m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Modern form of VIKRAMA.
VIMAL विमल m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "clean, pure, spotless" in Sanskrit.
VINAY विनय m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VIPIN विपिन m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Means "forest" in Sanskrit.
VIPUL विपुल m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi
Means "large, extensive, plenty" in Sanskrit.
VISHAL विशाल m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNU विष्णु 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 विवेक m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YASH यश m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".