This Sanskrit name has actually made quite a mark in America. It’s exotic and cool, and the meaning—it relates to the Buddhist concept of “enlightment”—makes it an empowering choice. It got an added boost of exposure when it was used as the name of Patrick Swayze’s bank robbing surfer character in Point Break.


  • sanskrit: Enlightenment; awakening

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, Son of Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber, Son of Oliver Hudson, Son of Tom Colicchio