Shankar is an Indian male name, the modern form of Shankara essentially meaning “maker of good fortune”, made up from Sanskrit elements sham (auspicious, beneficent, causing prosperity) and kara (doer, maker). Shankara was another name for the god Shiva. Shankar is also an Indian surname originating from the given name.
- Shankara (Hinduism)
- Sankar (Indian, Malayalam, Bengali)