Baby names and their meanings  

 

Boys' Names
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Girls' Names
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Acknowledgement: This list was originally compiled by Ramnarayan Ragbir
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Boys' Names

A 
Aaftaab sun Abhay a son of Dharma Abhi Abhijit a constellation dear to Hari Abhinav Abhishek Achyuta a name of Vishnu Aditya lord of the sun Ajatashatru a name of Vishnu Ajay unconquerable Ajit Ajitabh Akaash sky Aakarshan attraction Akshay Alok invisible, desolate Amal bright, clean, pure Amar forever Amit endless Amitabh Amitava Amol very valuable, priceless, precious Amrit nectar Amulya priceless Amul Anand bliss, happiness Anant Anay Angada a son of Lakshmana Anil wind, air (same as pavan) Anirudhh Anish Anjuman a party place (mehfil) Ankit someone who has no one in this world Ankur Anniruddha son of Pradyummna Anoop incomparable, the best Anshu Anshul Anshuman Arjun one of the Pandavas Arun Arvind Ashish blessings Ashok Ashutosh Ashwin strong horse Ashwini Asija a great sage, brother of Brihaspati Aseem Asuman lord of vital breaths Asvathama sun of drona Asvin (Nasatya and Dasra) gods of medicine Ashwini Atharvan knower of the Arthara vedas Atmajyoti light of Atma Atul Atulya Avinash Ayush

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B 
Babul Balram Balavan powerful Balik Bankim Bansi Bhagirath Bharat Bhaskar Bhavin Bhavesh Bhavya Bhim Bhishma Bhupen Bhupendra Bhrigu a Prajapati Bhudev lord of the earth Bhuvan Brij Brijesh

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C 
Chaman Chandra Chapal Charan Chetan Chinmay Chintu Chirag light Chiranjeev

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D 
Dahana a Rudra Daruka Dattatreya a son of Atri, a god Dakshesh Deepak light Devarsi sage of the Devas Devesh Devang Dhananjay Arjuna Dharma Dharmavira Dharmesh Dharmendra Dharuna a rishi Dhatri a son of Vishnu/Lakshmi Dhruv Dhaval Dilip a king, ancestor of Rama Dinesh Dinkar Divyesh Duranjaya a heroic son Durjaya difficult to conquer Durmada Dvimidha

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E 
Ekachakra son of Kashyapa Eknath poet, saint

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F 
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G 
Gagan Gajendra elephant king Gaman Gautam Gaurav Geet a song Girish Gopal Lord Krishna Gul Gulab rose Gyan Knowledge

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H 
Haresh Hardik Harish Harsh joy Hemal Hemang Hemendra Hemant Hridayesh Hrishikesh Hiten Hitendra Hitesh

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I 
Iravan son of Arjuna/Uloopi Ishver God

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J 
Jaidev Janak Janardan Jatin Jayant victorious, a Rudra Jaysukh Jeevan life Jimuta one of 108 names of the Sun God Jiger heart Jilesh Jivana one of 108 names of the Sun God Jiten Jitendra

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K 
Kabir Kahn Kailash Kalidas the poet, musician Kalpanath Kamadev god of love Kamal lotus flower Kamlesh Kanak Gold Kanan Kapil name of a rishi Kartik Kartikeya Subramanyam, Skanda, son of Shiva and Parvati Kavi poet Kaushal Kaushik Keshav Krishna's name Ketan Kirit crown, tiara Kishore Kripa has a twin sister Kripi Krunal Kulvir Kuldeep Kunal Kusagra a king Kush son of Rama Kushan

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L 
Lakshman brother of Rama Lakshya target Lalit Lokesh

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M 
Madan Madhav Krishna Madhusudhana Krishna Mahabala strength Mahavira son of Priyavrata Mahesh another name of Lord Shiva Maitreya disciple of sage Parasara Manavendra Mandhatri prince Manik Manish Manoj Mansukh Manu Markandeya a sage Matanga sage, advisor to Devi Lalita Mehul A derivative of Mukul Mihir Milind Minesh Mitesh Mohan charming Mohit Mohin Mukta means a pearl in telugu mukul Mukunda

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N 
Nabendu Nachiketa Nachik a short form of Nachiketa Naimish Nakul Namdev poet, saint Nanda Nandin the delightful, follower of Shiva Narayana Vishnu Naresh Narsi poet, saint Nartana makes others dance Naveen Navin same as Naveen Nayan eyes Neel blue Neeraj Nihar mist, fog, dew Nikhil Nikunj Nilay Nilesh Nimai Chaitanya Nimesh Niraj lotus flower Niramitra son of pandava Sahadeva Niranjan Nirav clean Nishad the musical note Ni Nitesh Nitya-Sundara good-looking

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O 
Omar age Omarjeet

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P 
Padmakar Pallav Pandya Pankaj lotus flower Parag Paramartha great entity Paras touchstone Parth a name given to Arjun by Lord Krishna Partha a name given to Arjun by Lord Krishna Phalgun a month in Hindu Calander Piyush Prabhakar cause of lustre Prabodh Pradeep light Praful Pramath Pramsu a scholar Pranav OM Pranay love, romance Prasata father of Draupad Prashant Prasoon Prassana cheerful Prasanth Pratap Pratik symbol Pratyush Praveen proficient Prayag Preetish Prem love Prithu first Ksatriya, son of Vena Privrata son of Satarupa Pulkit Pundarik white in colour Puranjay Purujit conqueror of many Pusan a sage Puskara

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Q 
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R 
Rahul Ragin Raivata a Manu Raj kingdom Rajan king Rajani Queen Rajanikant Rajeev Rajesh Derived from Raja, means king Rajiv lotus flower Rakesh Ram Lord Rama Raman Ramesh Ramanuja a saint Ranjan Ranjeet Rantidev devotee of Narayana Ravi sun Ravindra Rikin Rishab the musical note Re Rishi sage Rohit red color Ronak Roshan enlightened Rupesh Ruchir

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S 
Sachin Derived from Sachint which means: filled with anxious thought, attentive, considerate Sachchit Truth, Consciousness Sagar ocean Sahadev prince Samir wind Sampath Samrat king Samudra lord of the Ocean Sanat Sandeep Rishi (Sega of Gods), named after Sandipani Rishi Sandy Sanjay Sanjeev Sanjiv same as Sanjeev Sanjog Sankara Sapan Santosh satified Sapan Sarasvan Sarat Shashi the moon Saswata satayu brother of Amavasu and Vivasu Satrujit a son of Vatsa Satyavrat king Satyen Saudeep Saunak boy sage Saurabh Senajit Shalabh Shailen Shalin Shantanu Shankar another name of Lord Shiva Sharad Shashwat ever lasting Shailesh Shishir Shiv Lord Shiva Shrey Shvetank Shyam evening Siddharth Soham I am He (she/it); e.g. Soham, Sivoham, Aham-Brahma-Asmi Mahavakya which means: I am He, I am Shiva, I am Brahman Snehal Srijan Srikant Srinath Srinivas Sriram Sridhar Subodh Sudarshan same as Sudarsana Sudesha a son of Krishna Sudeva good Deva Sudhansu Sudhir Sugriva Sukarman reciter of 1000 Samhitas Sukumar tender Sumadhur very sweet Sumantu Atharva Veda was assigned to him Sumati Sumit Sundara Sunil Suresh Surya the sun Suvrata Swagat welcome Swapnil

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T 
Taksa a son of Bharata Tarun Tapan Tapesh Tarang Tej hot Tilak Trisanu Tushar

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U 
Udit Upen Upendra an element Urjavaha of the Nimi dynasty Uttam 3rd Manu Uttanka

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V 
Vaninadh husband of Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge) Vaibhav Vairaja son of Virat Variya excellent one Varun lord of the waters Vasant Vasava Indra Vasu Vasudev Vasuman born of fire Vedanga vedas Veer hero Vidvan scholar Vijay victor Vikas Vikram glorious king Vikrant Vimal Vinay good behavior Vineet Vinod Vipin Vipul Viraj Virasana Virat supreme being Vishal very big, huge Visvajit one who conquers the universe Visvakarman architect, son of Yogasiddha Visvayu brother of Amavasu and Satayu Viswanath Vivatma universal soul Vivek

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W 
Waman

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Not Available yet.

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Y 
Yash hour Yashodhara Yashovarman Yashpal Yogesh Yogendra Yudhajit

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Z 
Zahin Zev

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Girls' Names

A 
Aayesha Aasia Abha Abhilasha Achit Aditi Akanksha Akshita Akriti Akuti princess Alankrita Alka Alpa Amisha Amita Amrita Anamika Anika Anita Anjali offering Anjana Ankita Anshu Anu Anupama Anuradha a bright star Anvita Aparajita Aparna same as Parvati Arti Aruna Arushi Asha hope Ashima Ashrita Askini daughter of Prajapati Virat Avani Avantika Ayushi

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B 
Bageshwari Bansari Bansuri Banu sun Bhagini Bharati citizen of Bharat (India) Bhayana Bhavya Bina a musical instrument Bindiya dot on the forehead

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C 
Cauvery same as Cavery Chaitaly Chandan Chandani Charu Chhavvi Chhaya shadow Chitra painting Chitrangda

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D 
Daksha Damini lightning Deena Deepali Deepika a little light Deepti Devaki mother of Krishna Dharmista Druti Divya heavenly, brilliant Dristi sight, a form of the Devi

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E 
Ekta

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F 
Falguni Firaki

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G 
Gargi Gauri Gayatri mother of the Vedas Girija Gita Gitika Gitanjali Guddu

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H 
Harsha Harshita Hem Hema snow, himalayas Hemangi Hemangini Hemlata Hetal Hina the henna plant (used as a dye for the hands and feet,
and also for the hair)

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I 
Ina Indira Indu Ira Ishita Ila Iti

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J 
Jagrati Jahnavi Jaya victory Jayani a sakti of Ganesha Jesal Jigisha Juana Juhi Jyoti light Jyotsna

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K 
Kajal eyeliner Kajol Kalpana Kamakshi a Devi, same as Lalita Kamlaa the Goddess Laxmi, wife of the Lord Vishnu Kamna Desire Kanchana a celestial Apsara, gold Kanushi Karishma a wonder Katyayani Kavita poem Ketaki Ketika Kiran a ray, a beam, a moonbeam Kirti fame, a form of the Devi Kitu Komal Kriti A work of art Krupa Krupali Kuhuk (kuhuk .kuhuk Bole Koyalia ). Kshama forgiveness, patience, a form of the Devi Kumud Kusum

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L 
Lata Laxmi same as Lakshmi Lalima Lalita Lolaksi a sakti of Ganesha

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M 
Madhavi Madhu honey Madhul Madhulika Madhur sweet Madhuri Mahima Mahita Mala necklace Malati same as Malti Malavika Malini Mallika Malti small fragrant flower Maitryi Mamta mother's love for child, wife of sage Asija Manavi Manisha sharp intellect, genius, sagacity Manjari Manju Manjula Manjusha Manasi Manushi Marisa mother of Daksa Maruti Matangi a Devi Maya Mayuri Megha Medha intelligence, a form of the Devi Meena precious stone Meenakshi Meera Meghana raincloud Mena mother of Menaka Menaka celestial damsel Mina same as Meena Mira same as Meera Misha Mitali Mohini most beautiful Mridul Mridula Mrinalini lotus stem Mukul

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N 
Naina eyes Nalini same as Gayatri Namrata Nanda a sakti of Ganesha Nandini Nandita Naomi Narmada same as Gayatri Natasha Neeharika Neelam sapphire Neena Neerja lotus flower Neeta Neha Nidhi same as Gayatri Nidra a form of the Devi Nilima Nilini perpetuator of the Kuru race Nimmi Nimisha Nikita Nira Niral Niradhara Nirguna Nirmala same as Gayatri Nirupa same as Gayatri Nirupama same as Gayatri Nisha night Nishtha Nita Niti Nitu Nitya goddess Parvati Nivedita

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O 
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P 
Padmini Pankita Parnika auspicious Apsara Parnita auspicious Apsara Parul Pauravi Pavani same as Gayatri Pavi Payal anklet Paola Palomi Pallavi Pamela Pankhudi Paulomi Phutika Pivari a wife of Sukha Pooja prayer Poonam Prabha Prachi Pratiksha Prema Premila Prerana Preeti Prisha Pritha same as Kunti Priti satisfaction, renowned wife of Pulastya/Sukha Priya loved one, darling Priyanka Puja same as Pooja Pulkita Pundari Punita Purandhri same as Gayatri Purnima same as Gayatri Purva Purvi Pusti nourishment, a form of the Devi, wife of Ganapati

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Q 
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R 
Rachna Radha Radhika a form of the Devi, 5th Sakti, wife of Krishna Ragini Rajni Rakhi Raksha Ranjana Ranjita Rasna Rasika Rati a Devi Reena Rekha straight line Reman Renuka Revati wife of Balarama Riddhi Siddhi will follow Rima Rishbha Rita Ritu Rohini Roshni light Ruchi Ruchika Ruchira Rudrani a wife of Shiva Rukmini Rupa Rupal Rupali

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S 
Sachi wife of Indra Sadhana Sahana Sanjna wife of the Sun Samiksha Samta Sandhya Sangita Sanyogita Sanyukta Sanjukta Sapna dream Sarasvati a goddess Sarika thrush Sarita stream, river Sarmistha a daughter of Vrsaparvan Saryu A river in Ramayana Saru Sashti Sashi Sasthi Satyavati mother of Vyasa Saumya Saundarya Savarna daughter of the Ocean Savita sun Savitri a form of the Devi, 4th Sakti Seema border Shaila Shailaja Shaina Shalini Shanta Shanti peace Sharda Sharmila Sharmistha Sheetal cool Shikha Shilpa Shivani Shobha Shobhna Shradhdha Shreya auspicious Shruti Shubha morning, dawn Siddhi then you must have a Riddhi Simran Sirisha a very delicate flower (pink color) found on the road sides; also means 'Wealth' because of the word 'siri' Smridhi Smriti recollection, a form of the Devi Smita Sneh Sneha Snigdha Sobha Sophia Somatra excelling the moon Sonal Sonali as bright and precious and oure as gold Sonia Sraddha faith, a wife of Shiva Srilata Sripada Shruti Srishti Sruti Subhadra a wife of Arjuna Subhaga a fortunate person Subhangi Subhuja auspicious Apsara Suchi Suchitra Sudevi wife of Krishna Sudha Sujata Sukanya Suksma Sumanna Sumati Sumitra Sunita a daughter of Dharma Suniti Sunrita same as Sunita Supriya "Su" means good and "Priya" means "loved one" Surabhi wish-yielding cow Suravinda a beautiful Yaksa Surotama auspicious Apsara Suruchi Surupa Surya sun god Sushma Sushmita Susila wife of Krishna, clever in amorous sciences Susumna same as Lalita Suvrata a daughter of Daksa Swati Sweta

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T 
Tanu Tanuja Tanvi Tanushi Tapi Tapti Tara star Tarpana same as Gayatri Taruna same as Gayatri Tasha Teji Tejal Tina Toral Trilochana Trishna thirst, a form of the Devi Trupti Trusha Tuhina Tulasi a Devi Tusti peace, happiness, a form of the Devi

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U 
Udaya Ujjwala Uma wife of Shiva Urmila wife of Lakshmana Urvasi most beautiful of Apsaras Usha Ushma Uttara mother of Pariksit

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V 
Vaisakhi Vaishali Vanjan Vandana Vandita Vanita same as Gayatri Varsha rain Varuni a goddess Vasanta spring Vasavi mental daughter of the Pitrs Vasudhara Vasuki Vasumati apsara of unequalled splendour Veena Vibhuti Vidya wisdom, knowledge Vikriti Vimala pure, sakti of the Gayatri Devi Vinata humble, mother of Garuda Vinaya good behaviour Vineeta same as Vinita Vinita Virini Visala celestial Apsara

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W 
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X 
Not Available yet.

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Y 
Yaksha (a Sister of Daksha) Yamini Yamura Yauvani same as Gayatri Yogita Yogini

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Z 
Zankhana Desire (Gujarati word) Zarna
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by A. Bhulai