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…

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,…

Lalita

Lalita is an Indian female name meaning “playful, charming, desirable”. In Hindu mythology, Lalita is the playmate of a young Krishna. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Lalitha (Malayalam, Tamil, Indian, Telugu)   Male forms: Lalit (Indian, Hindi, Marathi)   Lalita ( ललिता )

Ranjit

Ranjit is an Indian male name meaning “colored, pleased, delighted” or “charming, beuiling”. It’s also possible that it means “victory in battle” from Sanskrit ran रण (battle) and jit जीत (victory). Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Ranjeet (Hindi, Indian, Marathi, Bengali)  

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…

Rani

Rani is a female given name, a Persian, Urdu, and Indian name meaning “queen” which comes from Sanskrit rā́jñī राज्ञी (queen, princess) via a Proto-Indo-Iranian source which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. I’ve also seen Rani listed as being a Hebrew unisex name, either originating as a nickname for Ran, a Hebrew male name meaning “to sing”;…

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…

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      

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….