Bora

Bora is a multi-cultural name with various meanings depending on the origin: it’s a Turkish male name meaning “storm, squall” which ultimately derives from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Boreas means “north wind” which seems to be derived from an unknown origin, either from Proto-Slavic *gorà (mountain; hill; any mountainous elevation) or a PIE root…

Vijay

Vijay is an Indian male name, a modern form of Vijaya, a unisex name meaning “victory”. In Hindu mythology, Vijaya is the name of a grandson of Indra (the Hindu god of war and the heavens) as well as another name for the goddess Durga. In the Mahabharata, Vijaya is the name of a bow belonging to the great warrior Karna, a…

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  

Zahir

Zahir is an Arabic male name meaning “helper, supporter” from Arabic ظَاهَرَ ẓāhara (to help, to assist, to support) which derives from Arabic root ظ ه ر (ẓ-h-r) (relating to visibility, making clear of understandable; relating to support). However, spelled ظهر (Zaahir) refers to something that is “outward, visible, manifest, to be clear” which derives from the same root word as above;…

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,…

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…

Akali

Akali is a term meaning “timeless, immortal, deathless, everlasting” from prefix a- (un) and kal (death) referring to something that is undying or cannot die. It’s derived from a Punjabi word, Akal, meaning “The Timeless One”. It was also used to refer to the Nihang and the Khalsa, both groups made up of Sikh warriors, as well as the name of…