Indian Names

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
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RANA (2) رانا, রানা m Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
RANI (1) రాణీ, रानी, राणी f Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RANJEET रञ्जित, रण्जीत, रणजित, रणजीत, रंजीत, रन्जित, রঞ্জিত 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, রঞ্জিত 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.
RASEL রাসেল m Bengali
Bengali form of RASUL.
RASHMI रश्मी, ರಷ್ಮಿ, రష్మి, ராஷ்மி f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RATAN रतन, রতন m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant of RATNA.
RATHNA ரத்னா f & m Tamil
Southern Indian 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, రత్న 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.
RATNAM రత్నం m & f Indian, Telugu
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RAVI रवि, রবি, ରବି, રવિ, రవి, ரவி, ರವಿ 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).
RAVINDER ਰਵਿੰਦਰ m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of RAVINDRA used by Sikhs.
RAVINDRA रवीन्द्र, रवींद्र, రవీంద్ర, ರವೀಂದ್ರ 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.
RAZA رضا m Urdu
Urdu form of RIDHA.
REENA रीना f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi रीना (see RINA (3)).
REHMAN رحمٰن, رحمان m Urdu
Urdu form of RAHMAN.
RESHMI रेशमी, রেশমি 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, ഋചാ, রিচা 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, ऋषी, ঋষি 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, রিয়া f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "singer" in Sanskrit.
RIZWAN رضوان m Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of RIDWAN, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
RIZWANA رضوانہ f Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of RIDWANA, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
ROHAN (1) रोहन, রোহন, ರೋಹನ್ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
ROHIT रोहित, রোহিত, ରୋହିତ, રોહિત, ರೋಹಿತ್, రోహిత్ 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, রূপা f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "shape, form" in Sanskrit.
RUPINDER ਰੁਪਿੰਦਰ m & f Indian (Sikh)
Means "greatest beauty" from Sanskrit रूप (rupa) meaning "beauty, form" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "greatest".
SABEEN صبین f Urdu
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion", a name given to the Prophet Muhammad and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
SACHIN सचिन, સચિન, సచిన్ 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-).
SADIA سعدیہ, সাদিয়া f Urdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
SAIMA صائمہ f Urdu
From Arabic صائم (sa'im) meaning "fasting".
SAIRA سائرہ f Urdu
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SAKSHI साक्षी f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "witness" in Sanskrit.
SAMAR (2) ثمر, সমর m Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic ثمر (thamar) meaning "fruit, profit".
SAMEER (2) समीर, সমীর, સમીર m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi समीर, Bengali সমীর or Gujarati સમીર (see SAMIR (2)).
SAMEERA (2) సమీరా, समीरा f Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Telugu సమీరా or Marathi/Hindi समीरा (see SAMIRA (2)).
SAMIR (2) समीर, সমীর, સમીર m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SAMIRA (2) समीरा, సమీరా f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of SAMIR (2).
SANDEEP संदीप, সন্দীপ, ਸੰਦੀਪ, સંદિપ, ಸಂದೀಪ್, സന്ദീപ്, సందీప్, சந்தீப் 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, సంధ్యా, சந்தியா, ಸಂಧ್ಯಾ, സന്ധ്യ 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, সন্দীপ, ਸੰਦੀਪ, સંદિપ, ಸಂದೀಪ್, സന്ദീപ്, సందీప్, சந்தீப் 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.
SANJAY संजय, সঞ্জয়, ସଂଜୟ, સંજય, ಸಂಜಯ್, സഞ്ജയ്, సంజయ్, சஞ்சய் m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Modern form of SANJAYA.
SANJEET संजीत m Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi संजीत (see SANJIT).
SANJEEV संजीव, સંજીવ, ਸੰਜੀਵ, సంజీవ్, ಸಂಜೀವ್ 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).
SANJIB সঞ্জীব m Bengali
Bengali form of SANJIV.
SANJIT संजीत, সঞ্জিত m Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "complete victory" in Sanskrit.
SANJIV संजीव, સંજીવ, ਸੰਜੀਵ, సంజీవ్, ಸಂಜೀವ್ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SANKAR ശങ്കർ, শংকর m Indian, Malayalam, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Malayalam ശങ്കർ or Bengali শংকর (see SHANKAR).
SARAL सरल m Indian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SARALA சரளா, సరళ, ಸರಳಾ f Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Feminine form of SARAL.
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.
SARDAR سردار m Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian سر (sar) meaning "head, authority" and the suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".
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".
SASHI ಶಶಿ m & f Indian, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Kannada ಶಶಿ (see SHASHI).
SATISH सतीश, ಸತೀಶ್, సతీష్ 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).
SEETHA சீதா, சீதை f Tamil
Tamil form of SITA. The name of the mythological figures is சீதை, while சீதா is the spelling used for people.
SEKAR சேகர் m Tamil
Tamil form of SHEKHAR.
SEKHAR శేఖర్, শেখর m Indian, Telugu, Bengali
Telugu and Bengali form of SHEKHAR.
SHABNAM شبنم f Persian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHAHID شاہد m Arabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHJAHAN شاہ جہان m Urdu
Means "king of the world" from Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king" and جهان (jahan) meaning "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
SHAHNAZ شہناز f & m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "delight of the king" from Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort, coquetry".
SHAHRUKH شاہرخ, शाहरुख़ m Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is the Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAHZAD شہزاد m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
SHAHZADA شہزادہ m Urdu
Variant of SHAHZAD.
SHAILAJA शैलजा, శైలజ f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu
Means "daughter of the mountain" in Sanskrit, from शैल (shaila) meaning "mountain" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
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 शकुन्तला, 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.
SHANDAR شاندار m Urdu
Means "fabulous" in Urdu.
SHANKAR शंकर, ಶಂಕರ್, ശങ്കർ, శంకర్, சங்கர், শংকর m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHANTA शान्ता, 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, শান্তনু 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.
SHANTHI சாந்தி, ശാന്തി, ಶಾಂತಿ f Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Kannada
Southern Indian form of SHANTI.
SHANTI शान्ती, शांती, शांती f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "quiet, peace, tranquility" in Sanskrit.
SHARIF شریف m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHARMA शर्म m Indian, Hindi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHARMILA சர்மிளா, शर्मिला f Tamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHASHI शशि, शशी, শশী, ಶಶಿ, శశి 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.
SHAZIA شازیہ f Urdu
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin meaning "rare, unusual".
SHEELA शीला, ಶೀಲಾ, ஷீலா f Indian, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of SHILA.
SHEKHAR शेखर, ਸ਼ੇਖਰ, શેખર m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHER شیر m Urdu, Pashto
Means "lion" in Persian. A famous bearer of this name was Sher Shah, a 16th-century Mughal ruler.
SHIB শিব m Bengali
Bengali form of SHIVA (1).
SHIKHA शिखा f Indian, Hindi
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHILA शीला, ஷீலா, ಶೀಲಾ f Indian, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition, character".
SHIV शिव, ਸ਼ਿਵ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SHIVA (1) शिव, శివ, ಶಿವ, ശിവ, சிவா m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle.
SHIVALI शिवाली f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "beloved of SHIVA (1)" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
SHIVANI शिवानी f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from the god's name SHIVA (1). This is an epithet Hindu goddess Parvati, the wife of Shiva.
SHOBHA ಶೋಭಾ, 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, শ্রেয়া, શ્રેયા f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "superior, best" in Sanskrit.
SHRINIVAS श्रीनिवास m Indian, Marathi
Means "the abode of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit निवास (nivasa) meaning "abode, house".
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.
SHUBHAM शुभम m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शुभ (shubha) meaning "splendid, bright, auspicious".
SHWETA श्वेता, શ્વેતા f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
Means "white" in Sanskrit.
SHYAM श्याम, శ్యామ్, ശ്യാം, சியாம், ಶ್ಯಾಮ್, শ্যাম 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.
SHYAMAL শ্যামল m Bengali
From Sanskrit श्यामल (shyamala), a derivative of श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue".
SHYAMALA சியாமளா, శ్యామల, श्यामला f Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SIB শিব m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali শিব (see SHIB).
SIDDHARTH सिद्धार्थ, સિદ્ધાર્થ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of SIDDHARTHA.
SIDDHARTHA सिद्धार्थ, সিদ্ধার্থ m Sanskrit, Bengali
Means "one who has accomplished a goal", derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished" and अर्थ (artha) meaning "goal". Siddhartha Gautama was the real name of Buddha.
SIDDHI सिद्धि f Indian, Marathi
Means "accomplishment, success, attainment" in Sanskrit, referring to spiritual or psychic powers attained through meditation or yoga.
SIKANDAR سکندر m Urdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SIMA (2) सीमा f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
SIMRAN ਸਿਮਰਨ, सिमरन f & m Punjabi, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "meditation", derived from Sanskrit स्मरण (smarana) meaning "recollection".
SINGH ਸਿੰਘ m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion". In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh gave all his male Sikh followers the surname Singh, and it is now a very common surname or a middle name. The female equivalent is Kaur.
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.
SITARA ستارہ f Urdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SIVA சிவா, శివ, ಶಿವ, ശിവ m Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of Tamil சிவா, Telugu శివ, Kannada ಶಿವ or Malayalam ശിവ (see SHIVA (1)).
SNEHA स्नेहा, স্নেহা, ಸ್ನೇಹ f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SOHAIL سہیل m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu سہیل (see SUHAIL).
SONA (1) सोना f Indian, Hindi
Means "gold" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit सुवर्ण (suvarna) meaning literally "good colour".
SONAL सोनल, સોનલ 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.
SREE శ్రీ, ஸ்ரீ m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Telugu శ్రీ or Tamil ஸ்ரீ (see SRI).
SRI శ్రీ, ஸ்ரீ m & f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
SRIDEVI శ్రీదేవి, ஸ்ரீதேவி f Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of SHRIDEVI.
SRINIVAS శ్రీనివాస్, ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್, ஸ்ரீனிவாஸ் f Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil
Southern Indian form of SHRINIVAS.
SUBHASH सुभाष, સુભાષ, সুভাষ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "eloquent", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with भाषा (bhasha) meaning "speech".
SUBRAHMANYA सुब्रह्मण्य, సుబ్రహ్మణ్య m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and ब्रह्मन् (brahman) meaning "transcendent reality, eternal truth". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.
SUBRAMANIAM சுப்பிரமணியம் m Tamil
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
SUBRAMANIAN சுப்பிரமணியன் m Tamil
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
SUDARSHAN सुदर्शन, సుదర్శన్, சுதர்சன், ಸುದರ್ಶನ್ 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.
SUDHEER సుధీర్, ಸುಧೀರ್ m Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Telugu సుధీర్ or Kannada ಸುಧೀರ್ (see SUDHIR).
SUDHIR सुधीर, ಸುಧೀರ್, సుధీర్ m Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUHAIL سہیل m Arabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
SUJAY সুজয়, सुजय m Bengali, Indian, Marathi
Means "great victory", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with जय (jaya) meaning "victory".
SUKHBIR ਸੁਖਬੀਰ m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, brave".
SUKHDEEP ਸੁਖਦੀਪ m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
SUKHWINDER ਸੁਖਵਿੰਦਰ m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
SULABHA सुलभा f Indian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
SULTAN سلطان, সুলতান m & f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SULTANA সুলতানা, سلطانہ f Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
SUMAN সুমন, सुमन, సుమన్, ಸುಮನ್ 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".
SUMANTRA সুমন্ত্র m Bengali
Means "following good advice", from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मन्त्र (mantra) meaning "instrument of thought, prayer, advice".
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, সুমিত, ਸੁਮਿਤ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सुमित, Bengali সুমিত or Gurmukhi ਸੁਮਿਤ (see SUMIT).
SUMIT सुमित, সুমিত, ਸੁਮਿਤ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
SUMON সুমন m Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali সুমন (see SUMAN).
SUNDAR சுந்தர், सुन्दर m Tamil, Indian, Hindi
Modern form of SUNDARA.
SUNDER सुन्दर, சுந்தர் m Indian, Hindi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi सुन्दर or Tamil சுந்தர் (see SUNDAR).
SUNIL सुनील, সুনীল, સુનીલ, ਸੁਨੀਲ, సునీల్, சுனில், ಸುನಿಲ್, സുനിൽ 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.
SUNITHA ಸುನಿತಾ, సునీతా, சுனிதா, സുനിത f Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SUNITA.
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, સૂરજ, সূরজ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
SURENDRA सुरेन्द्र, सुरेंद्र, सुरेंद्र, సురేంద్ర 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, சுரேஷ், సురేష్, സുരേഷ്, ಸುರೇಶ್ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of SURESHA.
SURINDER ਸੁਰਿੰਦਰ m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
SURIYA சூர்யா m Tamil
Alternate transcription of Tamil சூர்யா (see SURYA).
SURYA सूर्य, సూర్య, ಸೂರ್ಯ, சூர்யா, സൂര്യ 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, सुशील, 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.
SWAPAN স্বপন m Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit स्वपन (svapana) meaning "sleeping, dreaming".
SWAPNA స్వప్న, स्वप्ना f Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Means "sleep, dream" in Sanskrit.
SWAPNIL स्वप्निल m Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit स्वप्न (svapna) meaning "sleep, dream".
SWARAN ਸਵਰਨ, ਸ੍ਵਰਨ m & f Punjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SWARNA స్వర్ణ, 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.
SWATHI స్వాతి, சுவாதி, സ്വാതി f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of SWATI.
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.
SYED سید, সৈয়দ m Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
SYEDA سیدہ f Urdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
TAMANNA तमन्ना, তামান্না 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).
TEJAL तेजल, તેજલ f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit तेजस् (tejas) meaning "brilliance, splendour".
THAMARAI தாமரை f Tamil
Means "lotus" in Tamil.
TRISHNA तृष्णा f Indian, Hindi
Means "thirst, desire" in Sanskrit.
TUSHAR तुषार, তুষার, તુષાર m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "cold, frost, snow" in Sanskrit.
UMA उमा, ఉమా, ಉಮಾ, ഉമാ, உமா 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.
UMAR عمر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of the Prophet Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
UPASANA उपासना f Indian, Hindi
Means "worship, devotion" in Sanskrit.
URVI उर्वि, उर्वी, ઉર્વી f Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "wide" in Sanskrit.
USHA उषा, ಉಷಾ, உஷா, ఉష, ఉషా, ഉഷ, ഉഷാ f Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Variant of USHAS.
USMAN عثمان m Urdu
Urdu form of UTHMAN.
UTTAR उत्तर m Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of UTTARA.
UTTARA उत्तर, उत्तरा, उत्तरा m & f Hinduism, Indian, Marathi
Means "north" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form उत्तर (also written Uttar) and the feminine form उत्तरा (also written Uttarā), both of which occur in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata belonging to the son and daughter of King Virata.
VAISHNAVI वैष्णवी, வைஷ்ணவி, వైష్ణవి f Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Derived from the name of the Hindu god VISHNU, meaning "belonging to Vishnu". This is the name of one of the seven Matrika goddesses in Hinduism.
VARGHESE വർഗീസ്, വർഗ്ഗീസ് m Indian, Malayalam
Short form of GEEVARGHESE.
VARSHA वर्षा, વર્ષા, வர்ஷா f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil
Means "rain" in Sanskrit.
VASANT वसंत, વસંત m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of VASANTA.
VASANTI वासंती f Indian, Marathi
Feminine form of VASANTA.
VASU वसु, ವಾಸು, വാസു, వాసు, வாசு 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, వసుంధర f Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Means "possessor of wealth" in Sanskrit, used to refer to the earth.
VEDA వేద, ವೇದ f Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Means "knowledge" in Sanskrit.
VENKAT వెంకట్, ವೆಂಕಟ್, வெங்கட், വെങ്കട് m Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant of VENKATA.
VENKATA వేంకట, ವೆಂಕಟ, வெங்கட, വെങ്കട m Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
From the name of a sacred hill in Andhra Pradesh in southern India. It is the home of the Venkateswara Temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindus.
VIDYA विद्या, ವಿದ್ಯಾ, విద్యా, வித்யா 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, விஜய், ವಿಜಯ್, విజయ్, വിജയ്, ਵਿਜੇ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VIJAYA विजय, विजया, విజయ, ವಿಜಯ, விஜய, விஜயா, വിജയ, 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, વિક્રમ, విక్రమ్, விக்ரம், ವಿಕ್ರಮ್ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Modern form of VIKRAMA.
VIMAL विमल, விமல் m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "clean, pure, spotless" in Sanskrit.
VIMALA விமலா f Tamil
Feminine form of VIMAL.
VINAY विनय, ವಿನಯ್, വിനയ്, வினய் m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "leading, guidance, modesty" in Sanskrit.
VIPIN विपिन, വിപിൻ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Means "forest" in Sanskrit.
VIPUL विपुल, વિપુલ m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi
Means "large, extensive, plenty" in Sanskrit.
VIRAJ विराज, વિરાજ m Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of VIRAJA.
VISHAL विशाल, વિશાલ, ਵਿਸ਼ਾਲ, విశాల్, விஷால், ವಿಶಾಲ್, বিশাল m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
VISHNU विष्णु, വിഷ്ണു, ವಿಷ್ಣು, విష్ణు, விஷ்ணு 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, વિવેક, விவேக், ವಿವೇಕ್, వివేక్, വിവേക്, বিবেক m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "wisdom, distinction, discrimination" in Sanskrit.
YAMUNA யமுனா, యమున f Tamil, Indian, Telugu
From the name of an Indian river, which is possibly derived from the name of the goddess YAMI.
YASH यश, ਯਸ਼, યશ, ಯಶ್ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".
YASIN یاسین m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Quran (surah Ya Sin).
YASIR یاسر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) meaning "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
YASMEEN یاسمین f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic ياسمين or Urdu یاسمین (see YASMIN).
YASMIN یاسمین f Arabic, Urdu, English (Modern)
Means "jasmine" in Arabic, derived from Persian یاسمین (yasamin). In modern times it has been used in the western world, as an Arabic-influenced variant of JASMINE.
YOUNUS یونس m Urdu
Usual Urdu transcription of YUNUS.
YOUSAF یوسف m Urdu
Urdu form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ZAFAR ظفر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
ZAHID زاہد m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIDA زاہدہ f Arabic, Urdu
Feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHIR ظہیر, জহির m Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be an alternate transcription of Arabic زاهر (see ZAAHIR (1)) or ظاهر (see ZAAHIR (2)).
ZAINAB زینب f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic زينب (see ZAYNAB), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ZAMAN زمان m Arabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ZAWAR زوار m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZEENAT زینت f Urdu
Usual Urdu transcription of ZINAT.
ZIAUDDIN ضیاء الدین m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء الدين (see ZIYA AL-DIN), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ZUBIN ज़ुबिन m Indian (Parsi)
Possibly a Parsi form of CHOBIN.
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