Indian Names

Indian names are used in India and in Indian communities throughout the world. See also about Indian names.
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, ఉమ, ಉಮಾ, ഉമ, 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, Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz, Indonesian, Western African, Hausa
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, Indonesian, Western African, Hausa
Urdu, Indonesian and Hausa form of Uthman.
Uttar उत्तर m Indian (Rare), Hindi (Rare)
Modern masculine form of Uttara.
Uttara उत्तर, 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, used independently.
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 (Rare), 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.
Vihaan विहान m Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit विहान (vihana) meaning "dawn, morning".
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 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, Turkish
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, Hebrew, Urdu, English (Modern), Spanish (Modern), Portuguese (Modern)
Means "jasmine" in Arabic and Hebrew, 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.
Zamir ضمیر m Arabic, Urdu, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik
Means "mind, heart, conscience" in Arabic.
Zareen زرین f Urdu
Variant of Zarina.
Zarina زرینہ f Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik, Urdu, Malay
From Persian زرین (zarin) meaning "golden". According to the 5th-century BC Greek historian Ctesias, this was the name of a Scythian queen.
Zawar زوار m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
Zeenat زینت f Urdu
Usual Urdu transcription of Zinat.
Zehra زہرا f Turkish, Urdu
Turkish and Urdu form of Zahra.
Ziauddin ضیاء الدین m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء الدين (see Ziya ad-Din), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
Zinat জিনাত f Persian, Bengali
Means "ornament" in Persian (of Arabic origin).
Zohra زہرہ f Urdu, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Urdu زہرہ (see Zuhra 1) or Arabic زهرة (see Zuhra 2).
Zubaida زبیدہ f Arabic, Urdu
Means "elite, prime, cream" in Arabic. This was the name of a 9th-century wife of Harun ar-Rashid, the Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of The 1001 Nights.
Zubair زبیر m Arabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic زبر (zubar) meaning "iron". Zubair ibn al-Awwam was a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad and an early Muslim military commander.
Zubin ज़ुबिन m Indian (Parsi)
Possibly a Parsi form of Chobin.
Zuhra 1 زہرہ f Urdu
Urdu form of Zohreh.
Zulfaqar ذو الفقار m Arabic, Urdu
Variant of Zulfiqar.
Zulfikar ذو الفقار m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu ذو الفقار (see Zulfiqar), as well as the Indonesian form.
Zulfiqar ذو الفقار m Arabic, Urdu
From Arabic ذو الفقار (Dhu al-Faqar) interpreted as meaning "cleaver of the spine", derived from ذو (dhu) meaning "possessor, holder" and فقار (faqar) meaning "spine, vertebra". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's sword, also used by his son-in-law Ali.