A names, Earth, Elements, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Place names, Sanskrit

Avani

Avani is an Indian female name meaning "earth" in Sanskrit. It's the name of a village in India which has a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita, a Hindu goddess in the Rigveda as well as also being the name of the wife of Rama (who was the avatar of the god Vishnu), who was also the… Continue reading Avani

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Astronomy, Color, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, R names, Red/Crimson, Sanskrit, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes

Rohini

Rohini is an Indian female name and another name for Aldebaran, the name of the brightest star in the Taurus constellation. Rohini means "the red one" and is the name of the principal wife of Krishna in Hindu mythology, who was the avatar of the god Vishnu, as well as the name of a consort of the moond god Chandra. I've… Continue reading Rohini

Animals, Color, Deer/Roe, Hindu mythology, Horses/Stallions, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Virtues/Attributes

Rohit

Rohit is an Indian male name meaning "red" which comes from Sanskrit rohita रोहित, used to refer to a red horse or a red deer. It derives from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ- (red). Rohit also features in Hindu myth as the form of a red deer taken by the god Brahma Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Rohita (Indian) male Rohith (Indian)  

Female, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, P names, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Padma

Padma is an Indian unisex name (though more common for girls) which means "lotus" in Sanskrit. It was one of the names of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi and her husband Vishnu and symbolizes purity and divine beauty while its expanding petals signal spiritual growth. It's also the name of a river in Bangladesh. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Padmini… Continue reading Padma

C names, Female, Hindu mythology, Male, Moon, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Chandra

Chandra is an Indian unisex name derived from Sanskirt chand ( चन्द ) meaning “moon" and also meaning "to shine, glow". It derives from Proto-Indo-European root word (s)kand- or *kand- (to shine). In Hindu mythology, Chandra is the Hindu god of the moon. He is depicted as young and beautiful, a two armed god with a club and a lotus, who… Continue reading Chandra

Animals, Birds, Female, Hindu mythology, Japanese, M names, Male, Mythology, Night/Evening, Numbers, Peacock, Place names, Sanskrit, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Mayura

Mayura comes from Sanskrit mayūra (मयूर) meaning "peacock", an Indian male name. In Hindu mythology, the peacock is a sacred bird believed to have been created from the feathers of the Garuda, also a legendary bird in HIndu myth. Mayura is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "cocoon +… Continue reading Mayura

Black/Dark, Color, Demons, Female, Hindu mythology, K names, Male, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Kali

Kali is the name of a Hindu goddess associated with death and destruction and the consort of Shiva. The name derives from Sanskrit meaning "black, dark-colored", which also comes from the same root word as kali, which is kala meaning "time, era, age, epoch"; kali is the feminine form of kala. Kali iss also being the name of a (male) demon whose name… Continue reading Kali

Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, S names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Sundari

Sundari is an Indian female name meaning "beauty" or "beautiful" derived from Sanskrit sundara (beautiful, handsome, lovely; noble). Sundari was the name of the younger sister of the Buddha. Tripura Sundari is the name of a Hindu goddess. A sundari is also a musical instrument, a double reed wind instrument used in Indian music. Origin: Sanskrit Male… Continue reading Sundari

Animals, Brown, Color, Green, H names, Hindu mythology, Male, Monkey, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Tawny, Virtues/Attributes, Yellow

Harisha

Harisha is an Indian male name meaning "lord of monkeys" made up from Sanskrit elements hari and isha (lord). In Sanskrit hari means "tawny, yellow, brown, green" which extends to animals of the same coloring such as a lion, horse, or monkey. It derives from a Proto-Indo-European source, *ǵʰelh₃- (to shine; to flourish; green, yellow). In Hindu mythology, Hari is another name for the gods Vishnu and Krishna.… Continue reading Harisha

African, Demons, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Etruscan mythology, Female, Gaelic, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Joy, Kin/Family, Latvian mythology, Light, Love/Beloved, M names, Maasai, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sanskrit, Slavic mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mara

Mara is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings: Mara is a Hebrew female name meaning "bitter", taken on by Naomi from the Old Testament after she had lost her husband and sons, as well as also being a Croatian and Serbian variant of Marija, which comes from the Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning… Continue reading Mara

Elements, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Indo-Iranian, S names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Saraswati

Saraswati is the name of a Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, and the arts. Her name means "possessing water" or "she with many pools" from Sanskrit saras (fluid, water, lake) which comes from Proto-Indo-Iranian sáras ~ sálas (marsh, water) derived from Proto-Indo-European *sélos~*séles (marsh) and vati (having). I've also seen it listed as coming from Sanskrit sāra meaning "essence" and sva (self, one self) so essentially… Continue reading Saraswati

Black/Dark, Color, Female, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, R names, Sanskrit, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Rama

Rama is an Indian male name, the name of a reincarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. He features in an ancient Indian epic poem, the Ramayana, in which his wife Sita is abducted by the demon king Ravana though he rescues her. The name has two possible meanings: it means "dark, dark-colored, black" and it also means "pleasing, charming,… Continue reading Rama

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, S names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

Sanjay

Sanjay is an Indian male name, the modern form of Sanjaya meaning "victorious, triumphant" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, Sanjaya features as a charioteer who has the gift of divine sight. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Sanjaya (Hinduism) Sunjay  

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Sanskrit, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vikram

Vikram is an Indian male name, the modern form of Vikrama meaning "stride, pace" (in reference to someone who undertakes purposeful action) or "valor" in Sanskrit, referring to one who is wise, brave, and strong as well as victorious. It was used as another name for Hindu god Vishnu, the protector and preserver of the universe. Vikramaditya is the… Continue reading Vikram

Avestan, D names, Earth, Elements, English, Female, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Irish, Irish mythology, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Persian, Proto-Indo-European, Slavic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Dana

Dana is an English unisex name though it has multiple origins and meanings. As an English given name it's derived from a surname, a variant of Dane, referring to someone who came from Denmark or had Danish descent. It could also be a variant of D'Aunay, a Huguenot French name derived from several place names in France called Aunay,… Continue reading Dana

Earth, Elements, Female, Hindu mythology, M names, Mythology, Nature

Mythili

Mythili is an Indian female name likely meaning "princess of Mithila", Mithila being the name of a kingdom in which she was found. Mithila seems to mean "soil". It was an epithet of Sita, the name of a Hindu goddess in the Rigveda as well as also being the name of the wife of Rama (who was the avatar… Continue reading Mythili

Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, V names

Varun

Varun is an Indian male name, a variant of Varuna, the name of an ancient Hindu god, one of the oldest in Hindu myth, who was the supreme leader of the cosmos, god of the sky, rain, celestial ocean, a well as keeper of the law and the underworld, responsible for the moral laws of the… Continue reading Varun

Female, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Unisex, V names, Virtues/Attributes

Vidya

Vidya is an Indian unisex name meaning "knowledge, science, learning", "correct knowledge", "clarity", coming from the same root word as Veda from Sanskrit vetti (to know, to understand) from Proto-Indo-European root word *weyd (to see). It's also one of the epithets of the Hindu goddess Sarasvati (also spelled Saraswati). Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Widya (Indonesian)  

Female, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Numbers, Persian, S names, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Shiva

Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and transformation in Hindu mythology, and one of the principle gods in Hinduism along with Brahma and Vishnu, as well as being the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His name comes from Sanskrit Śivá meaning "auspicious, benign, gracious, kind". Shiva is also a Persian female name meaning "charming,… Continue reading Shiva