Surya

Surya is the name of a sun god in Hinduism, the son of Aditi and married to Saranyu, goddess of the clouds, and her sister Chhaya. His name means “sun”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Suriya (Tamil) Suraj (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali)  

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…

Parvati

Parvati is the name of a Hindu goddess of fertility, love, devotion, and power, and the wife of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and transformation. Parvati also has been known by other names, such as Uma and Gauri, and along with Lakshmi and Saraswati, forms the Tridev, a trinity of goddesses. Parvati means “mountain” or more implicitly, “she of the mountains”,…

Shankar

Shankar is an Indian male name, the modern form of Shankara essentially meaning “maker of good fortune”, made up from Sanskrit elements sham (auspicious, beneficent, causing prosperity) and kara (doer, maker). Shankara was another name for the god Shiva. Shankar is also an Indian surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Shankara (Hinduism) Sankar (Indian, Malayalam, Bengali)  

Karma

Karma is the name of a concept or belief in several Eastern religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism) in which the sum actions of an individual determines their next life. If a person has done good deeds in their life, they can expect good things to happen in their next one, and vice versa with bad…

Bodhi

Bodhi is a concept in Buddhism that refers to the state of enlightenment that occurs when one reaches the state of nirvana, which ends the cycle of death and rebirth and all suffering that comes with it. Bodhi comes from Sanskrit meaning “awakened, enlightened”, essentially referring to someone who has obtained perfect knowledge and wisdom, deriving from…

Tarachand

Tarachand is an Indian male name, a combination of Tara meaning “star” in Sanskrit and Chand meaning “moon”. From what I could find, it’s used as a predominantly male name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Tarachandra  

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  

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  

Maha

Maha is an Arabic female name meaning “oryx” in reference to the Arabic oryx though I’ve also seen it meaning “wild cow”. In either case, the reference is to the beautiful dark eyes of the animal. I’ve also seen Maha listed as being a Persian female name meaning “moon” or “moon-like” but from what I…