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INDIAN NAMES

INDIAN BABYNAMES

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
Names
Meaning
Raj
king
Rajan
king
Rajani
night
Rajanikant
sun, lord of night
Rajkumar
prince
Rajeev
blue lotus
Rajesh
god of kings
Rajiv
lotus flower
Rakesh
lord of the night, sun
Ranjeet
victor in wars
Ravindra
sun
Ravikiran
sun ray
Rohit
red
Rupin
embodied beauty
Rujul
simple, honest
Sachetan
rational
Samrat
emperor
Samudra
sea
Sanjog
coincidence
Sankara
Shiva
Sapan
dream (Swapna)
Santosh
happiness
Satish
ruler of hundreds
Satyavrat
one who has taken vow of truth
Satyendra
lord of truth (Satyen)
Saurabh
fragrance
Shailendra
king of mountains, Himalaya
Shankar
Shiva
Shashee
moon
Shardul
tiger
Shiv
Lord Shiva, auspicious, lucky
Shvetank
having a white mark
Sohan
good looking
Subhash
soft spoken
Sudesha
good country
Sudhanssu
moon
Suresh
sun
Suryakant
loved by the sun
Swaraj
liberty, freedom
Tarang
wave
Teerth
holy place, sacred water
Tungesh
moon
Ujesh
one who gives light
Vachaspati
lord of speech
Vajramani
diamond
Vasudev
Krishna's father, god of wealth
Vidyacharan
learned
Vidyaranya
forest of knowledge
Vishal
huge, broad, great
Vyomesh
lord of the sky
Yogesh
god of Yoga
Yashodhan
rich in fame
Yashwant
one who has achieved glory
Yatin
ascetic
Yudhajit
victor in war
Yudhisthir
firm in battle
Yuyutsu
ager to fight

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