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Hindu and Indian Names (Sanskrit Names)

Indian baby names are typically associated with Hindu gods—think Indra (“supreme ruler of the gods”) and Anahita (“goddess of fertility and water”)— or Sanskrit words like Arun (“sun”) or Chandra (“of the moon”) that represent the natural world.

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Hindi: An incarnation of God

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Vincent

Vincent was a hit in the Middle Ages and found its way back to popularity in the modern Roman Catholic community, particularly... Read More

Dharma

Hindi: Ultimate law of all things; In certain religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, dharma is the essential nature of all that...

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Tara

In Irish tradition, Tara was the name of a hill where the ancient Irish kings were said to have reigned. In Irish mythology... Read More

Violet

Hindi: Happy girl

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Victor

Hindi: Frightening

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Arya

Hindi: Noble goddess

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Ganesh

Hindi: Lord of the dwarves

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Shiva

Hindi: God of the moon

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Krishna

Hindi: Signifies a Hindu deity or superior being

Sanskrit: "Black," "dark," or "dark blue"

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Kali

African: Energetic

Greek: Rosebud

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Mira

Greek Origin

Hebrew Origin

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Trisha

Hindi: God of fever

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Aditya

Hindi: The sun

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Soma

Hindi: Moon

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Vega

Hindi: Eternal laws

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Aja

Hindi: The unborn

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Bodhi

This Sanskrit name has actually made quite a mark in America. It's exotic and cool, and the meaning—it relates to the Buddhist... Read More

Chakra

Hindi: Symbol of the sun

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Shakti

Hindi: Divine woman; the Hindu goddess who controls time and destruction

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Chandra

Hindi Origin

Sanskrit: Of the moon

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Adi

Hindi: The first

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Lakshmi

Hindi: A good sign; a goddess of good fortune and wife of Vishnu

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Manu

Hindi: Wise; a ruler of the earth

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Kami

Hindi: Loving

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Kala

Hindi: Black; God of time

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Sachi

Hindi: Descended from the sun god

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Jaya

Hindi: Victory

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Indira

Hindi: Mythological wife of Vishnu

Sanskrit: Splendid

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Kamala

Hindi: One who is like a lotus

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