Anand is an Indian male name meaning “happiness, bliss, joy, delight, pleasure” which derives from Sanskrit ānanda (pleasure, happiness, joy, delight, enjoyment). It’s also a surname originating from the given name.
- Ananda (Indian, Hindi, Tamil)- This name seems to be primarily used as a male name in India and those with Indian heritage. The few times I’ve seen this name used as a female name is on those without Indian heritage, perhaps as a variant of Amanda or a mistaken belief that it is an Indian female name.
- Anandi (Indian, HIndi)