Marathi Names

Marathi names are used by the Marathi people in western India. See also about Indian names.
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AARTIआरतीfIndian, 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).
ABHAYअभयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
ABHIJEETअभिजीत, अभिजितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant transcription of ABHIJIT.
ABHIJITअभिजीत, अभिजितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
From Sanskrit अभिजित (abhijita) meaning "victorious". This is the Sanskrit name for the star Vega.
ABHINAVअभिनवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Means "young, fresh" in Sanskrit.
ABHISHEKअभिषेकmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADITIअदितीfHinduism, 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.
ADITYAआदित्यmHinduism, 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.
AISHWARYAऐश्वर्याfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "prosperity, wealth" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer is the Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1973-).
AJAYअजयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "unconquered", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest".
AJEETअजितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant transcription of AJIT.
AJITअजितmIndian, 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.
AKASHआकाशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "open space, sky" in Sanskrit.
AKSHAYअक्षयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "undecaying" in Sanskrit.
AMAR (1)अमरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "immortal" in Sanskrit.
AMIT (1)अमितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
AMITAअमिताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of AMIT (1).
ANANDआनंदmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "happiness, bliss" in Sanskrit.
ANANTअनंतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of ANANTA.
ANIKETअनिकेतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "homeless" in Sanskrit.
ANILअनिलmHinduism, 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.
ANIRUDDHAअनिरुद्धmHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "unobstructed, ungovernable" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the grandson of the Hindu god Krishna.
ANISHअनीशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "supreme, paramount, without a ruler", from the Sanskrit negative prefix (a) and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
ANITA (2)अनीताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of ANIT.
ANJALIअंजलीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "salutation" in Sanskrit.
ANKITअंकितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "marked" in Sanskrit.
ANKITAअंकिताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Feminine form of ANKIT.
ANKURअंकुरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "sapling, sprout, shoot" in Sanskrit.
ANOOPअनूपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Variant transcription of ANUP.
ANUJअनुजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born later, younger" in Sanskrit. This name is sometimes given to the younger sibling of an older child.
ANUJAअनुजाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of ANUJ.
ANUPअनूपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam
Means "watery" in Sanskrit.
APARNAअपर्णाfHinduism, 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.
APOORVAअपूर्व, अपूर्वाm & fIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of APURVA.
APURVAअपूर्व, अपूर्वाm & fIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
ARATIआरतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
ARAVINDअरविन्द, अरविंदmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARCHANAअर्चनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARJUNअर्जुनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Modern form of ARJUNA.
ARTIआरतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
ASHA (1)आशाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit आशा (asha) meaning "wish, desire, hope".
ASHWINअश्विनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit अश्विन् (ashvin) meaning "possessed of horses". The Ashvins are twin Hindu gods of the sunrise and sunset.
AVANIअवनीfIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "earth" in Sanskrit.
AVINASHअविनाशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "indestructable" in Sanskrit.
BHARATभरतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of BHARATA.
BHASKARभास्करmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Modern form of BHASKARA.
BHAVANAभावनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "producing, manifesting" in Sanskrit.
BHAVNAभावनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Variant transcription of BHAVANA.
BIPINबिपिनmIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of VIPIN.
BRIJESHब्रिजेशmIndian, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi
Modern form of BRIJESHA.
CHANDRAचंद्राm & fHinduism, 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.
CHANDRAKANTचंद्रकांतmIndian, 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.
CHETANचेतनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "visible, conscious, soul" in Sanskrit.
CHETANAचेतनाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of CHETAN.
DARSHANदर्शनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
Means "seeing, observing, understanding" in Sanskrit.
DARSHANAदर्शनाfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of DARSHAN.
DEEPदीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant transcription of DIP.
DEEPAदीपाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of DIPA.
DEEPAKदीपकmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Variant transcription of DIPAK.
DEEPALIदीपालीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of DIPALI.
DEEPIKAदीपिकाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DIPIKA.
DEEPTIदीप्तीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Variant transcription of DIPTI.
DEVदेवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god".
DHANANJAYधनंजयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "winning wealth" in Sanskrit.
DHAVALधवलmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "dazzling white" in Sanskrit.
DILEEPदिलीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of DILIP.
DILIPदिलीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of DILIPA.
DIPदीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Masculine form of DIPA.
DIPAदीपाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
DIPALIदीपालीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "row of lamps" in Sanskrit.
DIPIKAदीपिकाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Feminine form of DIPAKA.
DIPTIदीप्तीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Means "brightness, light" in Sanskrit.
DISHAदिशाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "region, direction" in Sanskrit.
DIVYAदिव्याfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "divine, heavenly" in Sanskrit.
GAURIगौरीfHinduism, 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.
GAUTAMगौतमmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Modern form of GAUTAMA.
GAYATRIगायत्रीfHinduism, 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.
GIRISHगिरीशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam
Modern form of GIRISHA.
GOPALगोपाळmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Modern form of GOPALA.
GOVINDगोविंदmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Modern form of GOVINDA.
GOVINDAगोविंदाmHinduism, Indian, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "cow finder", derived from Sanskrit गो (go) meaning "cow" combined with विन्द (vinda) meaning "finding". This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna.
GRISHMAगरीष्मfIndian, Marathi
Means "summer" in Sanskrit.
HARIहरीmHinduism, 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.
HARSHहर्षmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Northern Indian form of HARSHA.
HARSHADहर्षदmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HARSHADAहर्षदाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of HARSHAD.
HARSHALहर्षलmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit हर्ष (harsha) meaning "happiness".
HEMAहेमाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada
Means "golden" in Sanskrit.
INDIRAइंदिराfHinduism, 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).
ISHAईशाf & mIndian, 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.
JAGDISHजगदीशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of JAGADISHA.
JAIजयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of JAY (2) and a Tamil masculine form of JAYA.
JAY (2)जयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern (northern Indian) masculine form of JAYA.
JAYAजयाf & mHinduism, 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.
JAYANTजयंतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of JAYANTA.
JAYASHRIजयश्रीfIndian, Marathi
Means "goddess of victory" in Sanskrit.
JAYESHजयेशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "lord of victory" from Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
JAYWANTजयवंतmIndian, Marathi
Means "possessing victory" in Sanskrit.
JEETENDRAजितेंद्रmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of JITENDRA.
JITENDRAजितेंद्रmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "conqueror of Indra" from Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering" combined with the name of the god INDRA.
JYOTIज्योती, ज्योतिf & mIndian, 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.
KAILASHकैलाशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a mountain in the Himalayas which is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva. It possibly means "crystal" in Sanskrit.
KAJALकाजलfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "kohl, collyrium, lotion for the eyes" in Sanskrit.
KALPANAकल्पनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Means "imagining, fantasy" in Sanskrit.
KALYANIकल्याणीfHinduism, 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.
KAPILकपिलmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of KAPILA.
KARANकरणmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Means "clever, skillful" in Sanskrit.
KARTIKकार्तिकmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit कृत्तिका (krittika), the name for the constellation of the Pleiades.
KAVITAकविताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "poem" in Sanskrit.
KIRANकिरणf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KISHORकिशोरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHOREकिशोरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of KISHOR.
KISHORIकिशोरीfIndian, Marathi
Feminine form of KISHOR.
KRISHNAकृष्णmHinduism, 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.
KSHITIJक्षितिजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.
KSHITIJAक्षितिजाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of KSHITIJ.
KUNALकुणालmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of KUNALA.
LAKSHMANलक्ष्मणmIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
LAKSHMIलक्ष्मीf & mHinduism, 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.
LALITललितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Masculine form of LALITA.
LALITAललिताfHinduism, 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.
LATAलताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "vine, creeping plant" in Sanskrit.
LAXMANलक्ष्मणmIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of LAKSHMAN.
LAXMIलक्ष्मीf & mIndian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
MADHAVमाधवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of MADHAVA.
MADHAVIमाधवीfHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
MADHUमधुf & mIndian, 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).
MADHUKARमधुकरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHURIमाधुरीfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MAHENDRAमहेंद्रmIndian, 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.
MANISHमनीषmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANISHAमनीषाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of MANISH.
MANJUSHAमंजुषाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
MAYA (1)मायाfHinduism, 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.
MAYURमयूरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MEENAमीनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of MINA (2).
MEERAमीराfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MINA (2)मीनाfHinduism, 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.
MIRA (1)मीराfIndian, 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.
MOHANमोहनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Modern form of MOHANA.
MOHINIमोहिनीfHinduism, 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.
MUKESHमुकेशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Modern form of MUKESHA.
MUKTAमुक्ताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "liberated, set free" in Sanskrit.
NAMRATAनम्रताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "bowing, humility" in Sanskrit.
NANDITAनंदिताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From Sanskrit नन्द (nanda) meaning "joy".
NARAYANनारायणmIndian, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Odia, Bengali
Modern northern Indian form of NARAYANA.
NARENDRAनरेंद्रmIndian, 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".
NAVEENनवीनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of NAVIN.
NAVINनवीनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "new" in Sanskrit.
NEELAMनीलमf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of NILAM.
NEELIMAनीलिमाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of NILIMA.
NEERAJनीरजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Variant transcription of NIRAJ.
NEHAनेहाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NIKETAनिकेताfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Variant of NIKITA (2).
NIKHILनिखिलmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Means "whole, entire" in Sanskrit.
NIKITA (2)निकिताfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit निकेत (niketa) meaning "house, habitation".
NILAMनीलमf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILIMAनीलिमाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Means "dark blue" in Sanskrit.
NINADनिनादmIndian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
NIRAJनीरजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born, lotus" in Sanskrit.
NIRAVनीरवmIndian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALनिर्मलmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "clean, pure" in Sanskrit.
NIRMALAनिर्मलाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Indonesian
Feminine form of NIRMAL.
NISHAनिशाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NISHANTनिशांतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "night's end, dawn" in Sanskrit.
NITINनितीनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
OMओमmIndian, 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.
PALLAVIपल्लवीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
PANKAJपंकजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali
Modern form of PANKAJA.
PARTHपार्थmIndian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PARTHA.
POOJAपूजाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Variant transcription of PUJA.
POORNIMAपूर्णिमाfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PURNIMA.
PRABHAKARप्रभाकरmIndian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PRABHAKARA.
PRACHIप्राचीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit प्राच्य (prachya) meaning "eastern, ancient".
PRADEEPप्रदीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of PRADIP.
PRADIPप्रदीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAKASHप्रकाशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRAMODप्रमोदmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Modern form of PRAMODA.
PRANAVप्रणवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
This is the Sanskrit word referring to ओम् (om), the Hindu sacred syllable.
PRANAYप्रणयmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
PRASADप्रसादmIndian, 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.
PRATAPप्रतापmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "heat, splendour, glory" in Sanskrit.
PRATEEKप्रतीकmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Variant transcription of PRATIK.
PRATIBHAप्रतिभाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "light, splendour, intelligence" in Sanskrit.
PRATIKप्रतीकmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "look, appearance" in Sanskrit.
PRATIMAप्रतिमाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "image, likeness, reflection" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEENप्रवीणmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of PRAVIN.
PRAVEENAप्रवीणाfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi
Variant transcription of PRAVINA.
PRAVINप्रवीणmIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PRAVINAप्रवीणाfIndian, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of PRAVIN.
PREETIप्रीतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Variant transcription of PRITI.
PREMप्रेमmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PREMAप्रेमाfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PRITIप्रीतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
PRIYAप्रियाfHinduism, 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.
PRIYANKAप्रियांकाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PUJAपूजाfIndian, 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.
PUNEETपुनीतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PUNIT.
PUNITपुनीतmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "cleaned, purified" in Sanskrit.
PUNITAपुनीताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of PUNIT.
PURNIMAपूर्णिमाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
PURUSHOTTAMपुरुषोत्तमmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of PURUSHOTTAMA.
PUSHPAपुष्पाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
RACHANAरचनाfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "creation, preparation" in Sanskrit.
RACHNAरचनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RACHANA.
RADHAराधाf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RAHULराहुलmIndian, 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.
RAJराजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2)राजाmUrdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJANIरजनीf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RAJEEVराजीवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription og of RAJIV.
RAJENDRAराजेंद्रmIndian, 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.
RAJESHराजेशmIndian, 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".
RAJIVराजीवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "striped" in Sanskrit. This is used to refer to the blue lotus in Hindu texts.
RAKESHराकेशmIndian, 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".
RAMESHरमेशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RANI (1)राणीfIndian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RANJEETरञ्जित, रण्जीत, रणजित, रणजीत, रंजीत, रन्जितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant transcription of RANJIT.
RANJITरञ्जित, रण्जीत, रणजित, रणजीत, रंजीत, रन्जितmIndian, 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.
RASHMIरश्मीf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RATANरतनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant of RATNA.
RAVIरविmHinduism, 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).
RAVINDRAरवींद्रmHinduism, 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.
REENAरीनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RINA (3).
RICHAऋचाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "praise, verse, sacred text" in Sanskrit.
RINA (3)रीनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit रीण (rina) meaning "melted".
RISHIऋषीmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sage, poet" in Sanskrit, perhaps ultimately deriving from a root meaning "to see".
RITUरितुfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "season, period" in Sanskrit.
RIYAरियाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "singer" in Sanskrit.
ROHAN (1)रोहनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
ROHITरोहितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
ROSHANरोशनm & fPersian, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "light, bright" in Persian.
ROSHNIरोशनी, रोश्नीfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
From Hindi and Marathi रौशनी (raushani) meaning "light, brightness", ultimately of Persian origin.
RUPAरूपाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "shape, form" in Sanskrit.
SACHINसचिनmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, real". A famous bearer is the retired Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar (1973-).
SAKSHIसाक्षीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "witness" in Sanskrit.
SAMEER (2)समीरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Variant transcription of SAMIR (2).
SAMEERA (2)समीराfIndian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (2).
SAMIR (2)समीरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SAMIRA (2)समीराfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of SAMIR (2).
SANDEEPसंदीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of SANDIP.
SANDHYAसंध्याfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "twilight" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu god Brahma.
SANDIPसंदीपmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Means "blazing" in Sanskrit.
SANJANAसंजनाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "uniting, joining" in Sanskrit.
SANJEEVसंजीवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Variant transcription of SANJIV.
SANJIVसंजीवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SARASWATIसरस्वतीfHinduism, 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.
SARIKAसारिकाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush (species Turdus salica) or myna bird (species Gracula religiosa).
SARITA (2)सरिताfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "flowing" in Sanskrit.
SARVESHसरवेशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "ruler of all" from Sanskrit सर्व (sarva) meaning "all" and ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, lord".
SATISHसतीशmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
Modern form of SATISHA.
SAVITRIसावित्रीfHinduism, 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.
SEEMAसीमाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of SIMA (2).
SHAKUNTALAशकुंतलाfHinduism, 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.
SHANKARशंकरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Nepali
Modern transcription of SHANKARA.
SHANTAशांताfHinduism, 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.
SHANTANUशंतनुmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "wholesome" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this is the name of a king of Hastinapura.
SHANTIशांतीfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "quiet, peace, tranquility" in Sanskrit.
SHARMILAशर्मिलाfTamil, Indian, Marathi
Means "protection, comfort, joy" in Sanskrit.
SHASHIशशि, शशीm & fIndian, 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.
SHEELAशीलाfIndian, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil
Variant transcription of SHILA.
SHEKHARशेखरmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHILAशीलाfIndian, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition, character".
SHIVशिवmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SHOBHAशोभाfIndian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit शोभा (shobha) meaning "brilliance".
SHREYAश्रेयाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "superior, best" in Sanskrit.
SHRINIVASश्रीनिवासmIndian, Marathi
Means "the abode of Shri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI combined with Sanskrit निवास (nivasa) meaning "abode, house".
SHWETAश्वेताfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
Means "white" in Sanskrit.
SHYAMश्यामmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Nepali
Modern masculine form of SHYAMA.
SHYAMALAश्यामलाfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Marathi
Feminine form of SHYAMAL.
SIDDHARTHसिद्धार्थmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Modern form of SIDDHARTHA.
SIDDHIसिद्धिfIndian, Marathi
Means "accomplishment, success, attainment" in Sanskrit, referring to spiritual or psychic powers attained through meditation or yoga.
SIMA (2)सीमाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "boundary, limit" in Sanskrit.
SNEHAस्नेहाfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Means "love, tenderness" in Sanskrit.
SONALसोनलfIndian, 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".
SONAMसोनमf & mTibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SUBHASHसुभाषmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "eloquent", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with भाषा (bhasha) meaning "speech".
SUDARSHANसुदर्शनmIndian, 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".
SUDHIRसुधीरmIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with धीर (dhira) meaning "wise, considerate".
SUJAYसुजयmBengali, Indian, Marathi
Means "great victory", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with जय (jaya) meaning "victory".
SULABHAसुलभाfIndian, Marathi
Means "easy, simple, natural" in Sanskrit.
SUMANसुमनm & fBengali, 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".
SUMEETसुमितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant transcription of SUMIT.
SUMITसुमितmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
SUNILसुनीलmIndian, 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".
SUNITAसुनीताfHinduism, 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.
SURAJसूरजmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).