Runa

Runa has several possible meanings and etymologies such as:

  • it is the Scandinavian feminine form of Rune, derived from Old Norse rún meaning “secret lore” which comes from Proto-Germanic *rūnō (whisper, murmur).
  • it’s also a Latin word meaning “dart” or “javelin”;
  • it’s also a Latvian word meaning “speech, delivery, talk”;
  • it’s also a Quechua word meaning “man, person, human being”;
  • Runa is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as “precious stone; gem; lapis lazuli + Nara; what?” (琉奈) or “precious stonel gem lapis lazuli + “moon; month” (); written in hiragana it’s るな
  • Runa is also a transliteration of Luna in Japanese written with the katakana ルナ; Luna is the Roman goddess of the moon;
  • Runa is also a Bengali female name although I couldn’t find out if it has any particular meaning in its language.

Origin: Proto-Germanic; Latin; Latvian; Quechua; Japanese

Variants:

  • Rúna (Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic)
  • Rune (English) u
  • Ruuna (Japanese)

 

Male forms:

  • Rune (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish) u
  • Rúni (Ancient Scandinavian, Faroese)

 

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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

 

Ravi

Ravi is an Indian male name meaning “sun” in Sanskrit as well as also being a synonym with Surya which also means “sun” in Sanskrit. In Hindu myth, Surya is the god of sun and Ravi is one of many names he is known by.

Origin: Sanskrit

Variants:

  • Rabi (Bengali)

 

Ganesh

Ganesh is a variant form of Ganesha, an Indian male name meaning “lord of the hordes” composed from Sanskrit gana (horde, multitude) and isha (lord, ruler). In Hindu mythology, Ganesh is the name of the Hindu god of good fortune, wisdom, and of gates and beginnings. He is depicted as having the head of an elephant and the body of a man.

Origin: Sanskrit

Variants:

  • Ganesha (Sanskrit)
  • Gaṇeśa (Sanskrit)
  • Ganesa
  • Ganapati
  • Vinayaka
  • Binayak

 

Aditi

Aditi is an Indian female name meaning “free, limitless, boundless, entire”, “freedom, security” or “have nothing to give” in Sanskrit. Aditi is also the name of the Mother Goddess in Hindu mythology, mother of all the gods and of the whole cosmos, as well as being the Goddess of divine wisdom.

Origin: Sanskrit

Variants:

  • Adhiti (Indian)