Animals, Fish, Food, Japanese, Literature, Male, Plum, Proto-Indo-Iranian, R names, Virtues/Attributes

Rishi

Rishi is an Indian male name meaning "sage, poet" whoch was originally used for a poet who was inspired by Vedic hymns, as well as the name and term of several characters in Hinduism. The origin of the name derives from Sanskrit via Proto-Indo-Iranian *r̥šíš (seer). Rishi is also a Japanese male name with several different meanings… Continue reading Rishi

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A names, Female, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Archana

Archana is an Indian female name meaning "honoring, praising" in Sanskrit. It derives from a Hindu ritual that focuses on the worship of God or the Divine. The name is pronounce ar-cha-na (Forvo). Nicknames: Archie Origin: Sanskrit      

Black/Dark, Color, Female, K names, Light, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

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.… Continue reading Kiran

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

Bright/Clear, D names, Female, Light, Proto-Indo-European, Sanskrit, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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… Continue reading Diva

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)  

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, Color, Horses/Stallions, Irish, Male, Physical Attributes, Place names, R names, Red/Crimson, Sanskrit, Sindarin, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rohan

Rohan is an Indian male name meaning "ascending" from Sanskrit rohana. Rohan is also the name of a place in France though the exact origins behind the name is unknown. Rohan is also a surname, a variant form of Rowan, an Irish surname which is the anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning "descendant of Ruadhán", the latter derived from Irish ruadh meaning "red", derived… Continue reading Rohan

Arabic, Elements, Female, Night/Evening, S names, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air

Samira

Samira is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Samir meaning "companion in evening talk" or "night conversation companion", referring to someone who stayed up into the evening talking to friends. Samira is also an Indian female name, also the feminine form of Samir, an Indian male name meaning "wind, air" in Sanskrit. Origin: Arabic, Sanskrit Variants: Sameera… Continue reading Samira

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

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

Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Apple/Apple tree, Astronomy, Egyptian, Female, Fish, Food, German/Germanic, Japanese, Korean, M names, Male, Nickname names, Persian, Portuguese, Rice, Sanskrit, Sky/Heavens, Spanish, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Mina

Mina is an Indian female name meaning "fish" in Sanskrit, as well as used as the Sanskrit term for the constellation Pisces; Minali is a variant of the name meaning "fish catcher". It's also a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of Wilhelm, a German cognate of William meaning "wilfull protection" or "desiring protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Mina… Continue reading Mina

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)  

Ancient Greek, Female, Male, N names, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Nikita

Nikita is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Greek Niketas meaning "winner, victor", or from Greek Aniketos meaning "unconquerable". It's also an Indian female name originating from a completely different source, from Sanskrit niketa meaning "house, habitation". Origin: Ancient Greek, Sanskrit Female variants: Niketa (Indian, Marathi, Hindi)   Male variants: Mykyta (Ukrainian) Mikita (Belarusian) Niketas (Ancient Greek) Aniketos (Ancient… Continue reading Nikita

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

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… Continue reading Ganesh

A names, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Sanskrit, Virtues/Attributes

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)… Continue reading Aditi

Ancient Egyptian, Astronomy, Earth, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Japanese, Latin, M names, Male, Maori, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Night/Evening, Numbers, Nymphs, Roman mythology, Sanskrit, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Maya, Maia

Maya is the name of the Mayan civilization and its people, a Mesoamerican civilization that stretched out in southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemela, El Salvador, and Honduras, though it's of unknown meaning.  Maya is also an Indian girl's name meaning "illusion" or "magic" in Sanskrit, featuring as a concept in Hinduism and Buddhism. In Hindu mythology,… Continue reading Maya, Maia