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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

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

Ram

Lord Rama, pleasing, charming

Raman

beloved, pleasing

Ramanuja

born after Rama i.e. Lakshman

Ranjan

pleasing

Ranjeet

victor in wars

Ratnakar

mine of jewels, sea

Ravi

sun

Ravindra

sun

Ravikiran

sun ray

Rishi

sage, ray of light

Rishabh

morality

Rohit

red

Rochan

red lotus, bright

Rupesh

lord of beauty

Rupak

sign, feature

Rupin

embodied beauty

Rujul

simple, honest

Rutajit

conquerer of truth

Rutujit

conquerer of seasons

Sachetan rational
Sagar sea, ocean
Sadanand ever joyous
Samarjit victorious in war
Samir wind
Samrat emperor
Samudra sea
Sandeep a lighted lamp
Sanjog coincidence
Sankara Shiva
Sapan dream (Swapna)
Santosh happiness
Sarasvat learned
Sarang spotted deer
Satish ruler of hundreds
Satyajit victory of truth
Satyamurty statue of truth
Satyavrat one who has taken vow of truth
Satyendra lord of truth (Satyen)
Saurav divine, celestial
Saurabh fragrance
Senajit victory over army
Shulabh easy
Shailendra king of mountains, Himalaya
Shakunt blue jay
Shalin modest
Shankar Shiva
Sharad name of a season
Shashwat ever lasting, continuous
Shailesh god of mountain, Himalaya
Shashee moon
Shashank moon
Shashikant moon stone
Shardul tiger
Shatrunjay one who overcomes enemies
Sheil mountain
Shishir name of a season, cold
Shiv Lord Shiva, auspicious, lucky
Shreyas superior
Shvetang fair complexioned
Shvetank having a white mark
Shyam dark blue, black
Shyamal black, dark blue
Siddharth white mustard
Sohan good looking
Snehal freindly
Srikant lover of wealth
Srinivas abode of wealth
Sriram Lord Rama
Subodh sound advice, easily understood
Subhash soft spoken
Suchir eternal
Sudarshan good looking
Sudesha good country
Sudeva good Deva
Sudhakar mine of nectar
Sudama meek
Sudhanssu moon
Sudhir resolute, brave
Sudhish lord of excellent intellect
Sugriva one with graceful neck
Sujit victory
Sukhdev god of happiness
Sukumar handsome
Sulalit graceful
Sumit well measured
Sundar beautiful
Sunil dark blue
Suresh sun
Surya sun
Suryakant loved by the sun
Suvrata strict in religious vows (Subrata)
Swagat welcome
Swaraj liberty, freedom
Swapnil seen in a dream, dreamy

Tanmay

engrossed

Tarun

young, youth

Tapan

sun, summer

Tapas

heat, penance

Tarak

star, pupil of eye, protector

Taran

raft, heaven

Tarang

wave

Tej

light, lustrous

Tejas

sharpness

Tilak

spot of vermillion or sandal wood paste on forehead 

Teerth

holy place, sacred water

Timin

large fish

Trilochan

one with three eyes, Shiva

Trilok

the three worlds (heaven, earth, hell)

Tulasidas

servant of Tulasi (basil plant)

Tungar

high, lofty

Tungesh

moon

Tushar

fine drops of water

Uday

to rise

Udeep

flood

Udit

grown, awakened, shining

Ujesh

one who gives light

Ulhas

joy, delight

Umang

enthusiasm

Unmesh

flash, blowing, opening

Upendra

an element

Uttam

best

Utkarsh

prosperity, awakening

Utpal

water lily, fleshless 

Vachaspati

lord of speech

Vaninath

Husband of Saraswati

Vaibhav

richness

Vajramani

diamond

Vallabh

beloved, dear

Vandan

salutation

Varun

lord of the waters, neptune

Vasant

VasanSpring (season)

Vasava

Indra

Vasu

wealth

Vasudev

Krishna's father, god of wealth

Vasuman

born of fire

Ved

sacred knowledge

Veer

brave

Vidur

wise

Vidyacharan

learned

Vidyadhar

demi god

Vidyaranya

forest of knowledge

Vijay

victory

Vikas

development, expanding

Vikram

the sun of valour

Vikramendra

king of prowess

Vikrant

powerful

Vimal

pure

Vinay

good manners

Vinod

happy, full of joy

Vipan

sail, petty trade

Viplav

drifting about, revolution

Vipul

plenty

Viraj

resplendent, splendour

Virochan

moon, fire

Virat

very big, giant proportioned

Vishal

huge, broad, great

Vishnu

Lord Vishnu, root, to pervade

Vishvajit

one who conquers the universe

Vishvakarma

architect of the universe

Vishva

earth, universe

Vishwas

faith, trust

Viswanath

god of universe

Vishwamitra

friend of the universe

Vishvatma

universal soul

Vivek

judgement

Vyomesh

lord of the sky

Yash

victory, glory

Yashodhara

one who has achieved fame

Yashodhan

rich in fame

Yashwant

one who has achieved glory

Yashpal

protector of fame

Yatin

ascetic

Yogesh

god of Yoga

Yogendra

god of Yoga

Yudhajit

victor in war

Yuvaraj

prince, heir apparent

Yudhisthir

firm in battle

Yuyutsu

eager to fight

Yash

victory, glory

Yashodhara

one who has achieved fame

Yashodhan

rich in fame

Yashwant

one who has achieved glory

Yashpal

protector of fame

Yatin

ascetic

Yogesh

god of Yoga

Yogendra

god of Yoga

Yudhajit

victor in war

Yuvaraj

prince, heir apparent

Yudhisthir

firm in battle

Yuyutsu

eager to fight

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