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…

Tara

Tara comes from an anglicized form of Irish Teamhair meaning “high place” or “high hill” from temair. The name comes from a place in Ireland called the Hill of Tara which according to tradition was the seat of the high kings of Ireland. Although more commonly used as a female name, it’s also had use as a…

Astra

Astra is a female given name meaning “star” which comes from Latin astrum via Ancient Greek astron which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. In Hindu mythology, an astra refers to a supernatural weapon controlled by a god and which later came to mean any weapon that was released from one’s hand (arrow, spear, sword, etc.) Origin:…

Grover

Grover comes from an English surname meaning “grove of trees”, originally used to refer to someone who lived near a grove which comes from Old English grāf (grove). Grover is also an Indian surname predominantly used by Hindu and Sikh communities which comes from the Indian surname Guruvara/Gorovare which comes from Sanskrit guru meaning “teacher, sage” which ultimately derives from a…

Thane

Thane comes from a Scottish and English title. In Anglo-Saxon English it was used to refer to a member of the aristocratic class, retainers for a king or nobleman while in medieval Scotland thane was a title given to a royal official who held land for the king and who was equivalent in rank to the…