List of interesting Indian names for boys and girls and their meanings

List of interesting Indian names for boys and girls and their meanings

Giving birth to a child is one of the biggest joys for parents, but then comes the part of naming a newborn. So, what is there in a name? In India, a baby naming ceremony is an essential event for families. Like many other countries, there are popular Indian names for both boys and girls that you may not know.

Indian names

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You should always be careful when choosing a name for your child because it is going to last forever. From common names to unique ones, there is a variety to choose from depending on your preference. Indian baby names are chosen depending on certain conventions, traditions, and systems that guide parents when naming their newborns.

Indian names

How many Indian female names do you know? What about the Indian male names? We have listed as many as possible, ranging from female Indian names to Indian male names, all arranged in alphabetical order. You will be fascinated to learn some of these names and their meanings.

Indian boy names

Here are some baby boy names and their meanings:

  • Aakash: Sky
  • Aashish: Blessing
  • Abhiraj: Fearless king
  • Abhishek: Ritual
  • Ajay: Unconquered
  • Akaram: One who is without karma
  • Akshay: Immortal
  • Arun: Sun
  • Ashok: Without sorrow
  • Ashwin: A star
  • Damodar: Lord Krishna
  • Danvir: Charitable
  • Dashrath: Father of Lord Ram
  • Dayaram: Merciful
  • Devak: Divine
  • Dhairya/ Dhiraj: Patience
  • Dhir: Wise
  • Dhruv: Firm
  • Dinesh/ Gandhi: Sun
Indian names for boys

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  • Gagan: Sky
  • Gajendra: Elephant king
  • Gandhik: Fragrance
  • Ganesh: Son of Lord Shiva
  • Ganpati: Lord Ganesha
  • Gaurav: Prestige
  • Gautam: Lord Buddha
  • Giri: Mount
  • Giriraj: Lord of the mountains / Govardhan
  • Goral: Lovable
  • Govind/ Govinda: Lord Krishna
  • Grishm: Heat
  • Gurudatt: Bestowed by a Guru

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  • Haripreet: Beloved of Gods
  • Harsh: Joy
  • Hasan: Laughter
  • Hemant: Winter
  • Hetal: Cheerful
  • Hriday: Heart
  • Hrishikesh: Lord Vishnu
  • Kalyan: Fortunate
  • Kanvar: Prince
  • Kapoor: Saffron
  • Kaushik: A wise sage
  • Kavi: Poet
  • Kishore: Young Boy / Lord Krishna
  • Kovidh: Wise
  • Krishna: Lord Krishna
  • Kunsh: Shining
  • Madan: Delightful / Enchanter Madhav: Lord Krishna
  • Madhu: Honey
  • Mahadev: Lord Shiva
  • Mahendra: Lord Vishnu
  • Mahesh: Lord Shiva
  • Manas: Powers
  • Mangal: Auspicious
  • Manmohan: Lord Krishna
  • Martand: Sun
  • Maruti: Lord Hanuman
  • Meer: Chief
  • Mitrajit: Friendly
  • Mitul: Friend
  • Mohak: Attractive
  • Mohan: Lord Krishna
  • Mohit: Charming
Common Indian names

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  • Nadish: Ocean
  • Nagaraj: Lord Shiva
  • Narendra: King of man
  • Navendu: New moon
  • Nayakan: Hero
  • Nayan: Eye
  • Niranjan: Colourless
  • Nirav: Silent
  • Nirbhay / Nirbhik: Fearless
  • Nirek: Superior
  • Nirmal: Clean
  • Nirmay: Pure
  • Nitai: Lord Nityanand
  • Nitin: New
  • Panav: Prince
  • Parag: Pollen
  • Paran: Life
  • Paranjoy: Conqueror of Life
  • Paramjit: Heroic
  • Pavitram: One who is pure
  • Pehlaj: Firstborn
  • Prabal: Strong
  • Prabhu: God
  • Pradhi: Intelligent
  • Prahlad: Great devotee of the Lord
  • Prakash: Light
  • Prakul: Good-looking
  • Pramod: Joy
  • Prasad: Devotional offering
  • Prem: Love
  • Prem Siddhi: Perfection of Love
  • Pritam: Lover / Darling / Loved one
  • Puneet: Pure
  • Puran: Complete

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  • Raahi: Traveller
  • Rajesh: King
  • Rajit: Brilliant
  • Ramanuj: Younger to Lord Rama
  • Ramaprasad: Lord Ram’s mercy
  • Ranajay: Victorious
  • Ranak: King
  • Randhir: Brave
  • Ranjit: Victor
  • Ranjiv: Victorious
  • Rishi: Sage
  • Rohini Kumar: Lord Krishna
  • Rohit / Rohtak: Sun
  • Roshan: Illumination
Indian baby names

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  • Saanjh: Evening
  • Sadar: Respectful
  • Sadhil: Perfect
  • Sadhu: Saintly person
  • Safal: Succeed
  • Sagar: Ocean
  • Sahasya: Mighty
  • Sahat: Strong
  • Sajiv: Lively
  • Sakash: Illumination
  • Sanjay: Victorious
  • Satvik: Virtuous
  • Satyam: Honesty / Truth
  • Savir: Leader
  • Shakti: Power
  • Shaligram: Lord Vishnu
  • Shanyu: Benevolent
  • Shineyu: Shining
  • Shubh: Auspicious
  • Siddharth: Accomplished
  • Sinha: Hero
  • Soumil: Friend

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  • Vanad: Cloud
  • Vayu: Lord of the wind
  • Vayun: Lively
  • Vidhur: Wise one
  • Vidyut: Brilliant / Lightening
  • Vijay: Victory
  • Vikrant: Brave
  • Vineet: Knowledgeable
  • Vinesh: Godly
  • Viraj: Sun
  • Virat: Massive
  • Vivek: Intellect / Consciousness
  • Vrishab: Excellent
  • Taj: Crown / Jewel
  • Taksheel: Bearer of a strong character
  • Tamal: Desire
  • Tanak: Prize
  • Tanish: Ambition
  • Tarun: Young boy

Indian names for girls

Indian names for girls

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If you have a newborn daughter, you can pick one of the Indian baby girl names from the following pool of beautiful and lovely Indian girl names:

  • Aanandini: Happy, joyful
  • Abha: Light
  • Achala: Steady
  • Alka: Young, youthful
  • Amala: Pure
  • Amarjaa: Eternal, forever
  • Amma: Mother goddess
  • Amoli: Valuable
  • Anima: Small, tiny
  • Anju: Glory, fame
  • Anuka: Envious, jealous
  • Anupa: Unique
  • Anupriyaa: Exceptional
  • Artha: Wealth, fortune
  • Asha: Desire, want
  • Ashni: Lightning
  • Asmee: Confident
  • Bhamini: Beautiful lady
  • Charu: Attractive, pretty
  • Chaya: Shadow
  • Dayaa: Sympathy, pity
  • Hiral: Brilliant, intelligent
  • Indira: Beauty
  • Jarita: Mother
  • Jaswinder: Thunder
  • Jena: Patience
  • Juh: Flower, blossom

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  • Kaanan: Forest
  • Kaasu: Lustrous, rich
  • Kavindra: Poet
  • Kiran/ Kiren/Kirin: Ray of light
  • Kishori: Young girl
  • Komal/ Komala: Dainty, delicate
  • Kona: Bony
  • Kusa: Grass
  • Kushali: Smart girl
  • Lajli/ Lajila: Humble, modest
  • Lajni: Shy, timid
  • Lakshana/ Lakshmi: Sign, omen
  • Lakya: Born on Thursday
  • Lalasa: Love
  • Lamis: Soft
  • Makra: Born under the sign of Capricorn
  • Mali: Farmer
  • Mamta: Tenderness, kindness
  • Manikarnika: Jewel maker
  • Manjika: Sweet
  • Namisha: Truthful
  • Naresha: Leader, ruler
  • Nata: Rope dancer
  • Natesa: Dancer
  • Nayana: Beautiful eyes
  • Neha: Loving, kind
  • Neima: Powerful
  • Nimesha/ Naimishi/Nimmi: Fast, quick
  • Nitara: Settled
  • Ojasvee: Shining
  • Paavana: Pure
  • Paavani: The Ganges river
  • Pandita: Scholar
  • Parvani/ Parvina: Celebration
  • Prarthana: Prayer
  • Pratibha: Tolerance
  • Priya/Priyanka/Priayti: Beloved
  • Radha: Success
  • Ramaa: Lovely, beautiful
  • Risha: Born under the sign of Taurus
  • Ritika: Active, lively
Indian baby girl names

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  • Sagara: Ocean, sea
  • Sakti: Female, Energy
  • Sakuna: Bird
  • Sandyha: Twilight
  • Santavana: Hope
  • Sanya: Born on Saturday
  • Saraswati: Lake, water
  • Saroja: Born by a lake Saroj
  • Sarojini: Lotus flower
  • Savitri: Sun god
  • Shaila: Small Mountain, hill
  • Shakila: Pretty, beautiful
  • Sharanee/ Sharanya/Sharna: Guardian
  • Shyama: Dark beauty
  • Sona/ Sonal/Sonala/Sonali/Sonika/Sonita: Gold
  • Sudarshana: Good eyesight
  • Sujata: Noble, highborn
  • Sumati: Unity, wholeness
  • Sunita: Well-behaved
  • Taja: Crown
  • Tamanna: Want, desire
  • Tamesha/ Tameshia/Tamisha: Under the sign of Aries
  • Tanvi: Young woman
  • Vanaja/ Vanaia: Daughter of the woods
  • Veera/ Vira: Strong
  • Yashila: Successful
  • Yashna: Prayer
  • Yashodhana/ Yashwina: Prosperous, wealthy
  • Zarina: Golden
  • Zudora: Laborer

These are some of the names you can use for your baby girl or baby boy. You can see how Indian baby names are sweet and lovely. What other common Indian names do you know?

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