Ammar, Amar

Ammar is an Arabic male name meaning “long-lived” which comes from the same root word as Omar. While Amar is a variant spelling of the name, it’s also an Indian male name meaning “immortal”. Amar is also the Egyptian Arabic form of qamar meaning “moon” and can be used as an Egyptian given name for either gender. Egyptian…

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  

Neela

Neela is an Indian female name, a variant transcription of Nila meaning “blue, azure” from Sanskri नीला nila which derives from a Proto-Indo-Iranian root word. Neela is the name of a goddess in Hindu mythology as well as the name of a male character in the Ramayana (spelled Nila), an epic poem of ancient India. Nila also seems to be a…

Asha

Asha is an Indian female name meaning “hope, desire, wish” derived from Sanskrit आशा (āśā). Asha is also an African name, perhaps based on Arabic Aisha meaning “alive, living”. In Zoroastrianism, Asha is a concept of truth and order meaning “truth”. Origin: Sanskrit, Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Eshe (Eastern African, Swahili)  

Aya

Aya is a female given name which has several possible origins. The first is that it’s an Arabic name, a variant transcription of Ayah meaning “sign, token” and “verse” (such as the verses in the Quran), which derives from a Proto-Semitic root. Aya is also a Hebrew female name meaning “honey buzzard” though I’ve seen some sources…

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)     

Viveka

Viveka is the Swedish form of Wiebke, the German and Frisian feminine form of Wiebe, which originated as a short form of names beginning with the German element wig meaning “war, battle”. Viveka is also an Indian female name, the feminine form of Vivek meaning “wisdom, knowledge; distinction, discrimination” in Sanskrit. In this case, discrimination refers to being able to discern…

Kavi

Kavi is an Indian male name meaning “wise man, sage, poet” and comes from a term for an intelligent man and thinker as well as used as an epithet for several Hindu gods. It derives from Proto-Indo-Iranian *káwiš (seer, poet; institutor of religious rites) via PIE root word *(s)kewh₁- (to perceive; to observe). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Chetana

Chetana is an Indian female name, the feminine form of Chetan meaning “conscious, consciousness; intelligence, understanding, awakening”. Origin: Sanskrit Male forms: Chetan (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada)   Chetana- चेतना (Hindi)    

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…