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Name plays an important role in everyones life, specially among Indians. When a child is born the pandits here prepare a horoscope of the child through its date, day and exact time of birth of the child. A suitable name is selected, as a special name giving ceremony is held known as namkaran in which all relatives and friends are called to meet and bless the child. Some people attach special importance to the names and select names having either religious or astrological significance. Some people associate a persons name with their religion. But now a days educative class select children name according to its mea ning, not through their association with religion.Indian names are most often derived from Sanskrit, the ancient Indo-European language of India. Some Arabic and Persian names are also in use, though mainly among Indian Muslims. Hindu names tend to be from the Sanskrit language, the sacred texts of Hinduism being an important source. Most children are given three names, one of those usually taken from a name of a Hindu god or goddess. Examples of this are Krishna, Ajit, Shiva and Indra for males, and Lakshmi and Sita for females. Sanskrit vocabulary words are also used as names, such as Gita- "song" and Anand -"happiness".

Indian Boy Names
Abhay fearless
Abhija noble, wise
Abhiji one who is victorious (Abhijeet)
Abhinav quite new
Abhishek shower of milk/water over an idol
Achintya beyond comprehension
Achyuta indestructible
Aditya sun
Ajatashatru without enemies
Ajay unconquerable, invincible
Aji unconquerable (Ajeet)
Ajitabh one who has conquered the sky
Akash sky
Akhilesh lord of the universe
Akhilesh indestructible, immortal
Aksha uninjurable
Alok cry of victory
Amal bright, clean, pure
Amar forever, immortal
Ambar sky
Ameya boundless, magnanimous
Amish hones
Ami endless, boundless
Amitabh one with boundless splendour
Amitava same as Amitabh
Amitesh infinite god
Amogh unerring
Amol priceless, valuable
Amrit nectar
Anantram eternal god
Angada bracelet, brother of Wali and Sugreev
Anil god of wind
Anirudhha cooperative
Anish supreme
Ankit  conquered
Ankur sprou
Anoop incomparable, the bes
Anupam incomparable
Anurag attachment, devotion, love
Anshul radian
Anshuman Sun
Apoorva quite new
Arihan one who has killed his enemies
Arjun peacock
Arnav ocean, sea
Arun sun
Arvind lotus
Ashok one without sorrow
Ashwatthama fiery tempered
Ashwini one of the constallations
Aseem boundless, limitless (Asim)
Ashvin a cavalier
Atmajyoti light of soul
Atul matchless
Atulya unweighable, incomparable
Avinash indestructible
Avanindra king of the earth
Avanish god of the earth
Badrinath Lord of Mt.Badri
Badriprasad god of Badri
Balram Krishna's brother
Baldev godlike in power
Balaaditya young sun
Balachandra young moon
Balakrishna young krishna
Balamani young jewel
Balamohan one who is attractive
Balaji a name of Vishnu
Bansi flute
Bhagirath one who brought Ganga on earth
Bhanu sun
Bhanuprasad gift of sun
Bharat India, universal monarch
Bharadwaj a lucky bird
Bhaskar sun
Bhadrak handsome
Bhadraksh one with beautiful eyes
Bhavesh lord of the world
Bhim fearful
Bhupen king
Bhupendra king of kings
Bhudev lord of the earth
Bhushan ornament
Bhuvan palace, one of the three worlds
Bhuvanesh lord of the worlds
Bindusar an excellent pearl
Bipin forest (Vipin)
Brijmohan Krishna
Brijesh god of the land of Brij
Buddhadev wise person

Chaitanya

life, knowledge

Chaman

garden

Chandra

moon

Chandrahas

bow of Shiva

Chandrak

peacock feather

Chandrashekhar

one who holds moon in his hair knot (Shiva)

Chandresh

lord of the moon

Chandan

sandalwood

Chapal

quick

Charan

feet

Charanjit

one who has won over the lord (Charanjeet)

Charudutta

born of beauty

Chetan

life

Chidambar

one whose heart is as big as the sky

Chinmay

full of knowledge

Chintamani

philosopher's stone

Chirag

lamp

Chiranjeev

longlived

Chitraksh

beautiful eyed

Chittaranjan

one who pleases the mind

Chittaswarup

the supreme spirit

Chittaprasad

happiness

Chudamani

crest jewel

Darpak

Kamdev, god of love

Daruka

deodar tree

Dattatreya

a son of Atri, a god

Dakshesh

Shiva

Dayanand

one who likes being merciful

Deepak

lamp, kindle

Deepankar

one who lights lamps

Deependra

lord of light

Devarsi

sage of the Devas

Devdas

servant of god

Devadutt

gift of god

Devanand

joy of god

Devraj

king of gods

Debashish

pleased by gods

Devesh

god of gods

Devang

part of god

Devendra

king of gods

Devilal

son of godess

Deviprasad

gift of godess

Dhananjay

one who wins wealth

Dhanesh

lord of wealth

Dharma

law (religious)

Dharmadev

lord of law

Dharmesh

master of religion

Dharmendra

king of religion

Dhiren

one who is strong

Dhirendra

lord of the brave

Dhruv

pole star

Dhaval

fair complexioned

Digamber

nacked

Dilip

a king, ancestor of Rama

Dinesh

sun, god of the day

Dinkar

sun

Divakar

sun

Divyesh

sun

Divyendu

bright moon

Duranjaya

a heroic son

Durjaya

difficult to conquer

Ekalinga

Shiva

Ekanga

bogyguard

Eknath

poet, saint

Gagan

sky, heaven

Gaganvihari

one who stays in heaven

Gajanan

one with elephant face

Gajendra

elephant king

Ganaraj

lord of the clan

Gangadhar

Shiva

Gangadutt

gift of Ganga

Gaurang

fair complexioned

Gaurav

honour, pride, respect

Geet

song

Giriraj

lord of mountain

Girilal

son of mountain

Giridhar

one who holds mountain (Krishna)

Govind

cowherd

Gopal

Krishna, cowherd

Gopan

protection

Gunaratna

jewel of virtue

Gulab

rose

Guru

teacher, master, priest

Gurbachan

promise of the guru

Gurdeep

lamp of the guru

Gurdayal

compassionate guru

Gurcharan

feet of the guru

Gurmeet

friend of the guru

Gurnam

name of the guru

Gursharan

refuge at the guru

Gurudas

servant of the guru

Gurudutt

gift of the guru

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