Avan

Avan is a Persian unisex name, a variant of Aban meaning “water” from Persian âb (water). Aban is also the name of the eighth month of the Persian calendar based on a solar calendar. Avan is also an Indian male name meaning “earth”, which would make it a masculine form of Avani. Avan is also a Tamil word…

Rakesh

Rakesh is an Indian male name meaning “lord of the full moon” made up of Sanskrit elements raka (full moon) and isha (lord). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Vivek

Vivek is an Indian male name meaning “wisdom, knowledge; distinction, discrimination” in Sanskrit. In this case, discrimination refers to being able to discern between what is right or wrong, or what is important or real. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Bibek (Bengali, Nepali)   Female forms: Viveka (Hindi, Indian)   Vivek- विवेक (HIndi, Marathi)     

Anand

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. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Ananda (Indian, Hindi, Tamil)- This name seems to be primarily used as a male name in India and those with Indian…

Dipak

Dipak is an Indian male name, a modern form of Dipaka meaning “lamp, light” which derives from root word दीप् dīp (to blaze, flare, shine, be luminous or illustrious; illuminate). It’s also used to refer to an oil lamp also known as diya which is used in religious festivals such as Diwali. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Dipika (Hindi, Indian, Marathi, Kannada,…

Jay

Jay is an Indian male name, the modern transcription of Jaya, a unisex Indian name meaning “victory” which ultimately derives from PIE root *gʷey- (to win, to conquer; force). Jay is also an English name, a unisex name often used as a nickname for names beginning with the letter j such as James, Jason, or Jane. Jay is also an English and French surname which…

Kiran

Kiran is an Indian unisex name meaning “dust”, “thread”, or “ray of light” from Sanskrit kirana (ray of light, beam). It could also be a variant spelling of Kieran, the anglicized form of Irish Ciarán, meaning “black, dark” from Irish Ciar with the diminutive suffix -an, so the name essentially means “little dark one”, likely in reference to someone who had dark hair….

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…

Diva

Diva comes from an English word referring to a distinguished female singer or prima donna which comes from Latin dīva meaning “goddess; female deity”, the feminine form of dīvus (godlike, godly; belonging to a deity) which derives from PIE *deywós (god), a derivative of root *dyew- (bright; sky, heaven). Diva is also an Indian female name which comes from Old Marathi meaning…