Mira

Mira is an Indian female name (also spelled Meera). I’ve seen several source list it as meaning “sea, ocean” but I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “prosperous, wealthy, highborn” or “limit, boundary”. Mirabai (or Meera Bai) was a 15th century Hindu princess and poetess who was devoted to the Hindu god Krishna; bai seems to be a feminine…

Priyanka

Priyanka is an Indian female name meaning “agreeable, ambiable”. Origin: Sanskrit  

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  

Neela

Neela is an Indian female name, a variant transcription of Nila meaning “blue, azure” from Sanskri नीला nila which derives from a Proto-Indo-Iranian root word. Neela is the name of a goddess in Hindu mythology as well as the name of a male character in the Ramayana (spelled Nila), an epic poem of ancient India. Nila also seems to be a…

Vivek

Vivek is an Indian male name meaning “wisdom, knowledge; distinction, discrimination” in Sanskrit. In this case, discrimination refers to being able to discern between what is right or wrong, or what is important or real. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Bibek (Bengali, Nepali)   Female forms: Viveka (Hindi, Indian)   Vivek- विवेक (HIndi, Marathi)     

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,…

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….