Sanskrit names for boy baby, ancient Indian names

  • Aadi = First
  • Aadidev = The first god, Ancient god
  • Aadinath = God, Supreme Ruler of the Universe, the first God
  • Aaditya = Sun
  • Aagam = Arrival
  • Aagney = Son of the Fire God
  • Aamod = Pleasure
  • Aanandaswarup, Anand Swarup = Full of Joy
  • Aanjaneya, Anjaneya = Son of Anjani, Name of Hanuman
  • Aaryan, Aryan = Illustrious, Noble, Spiritual
  • Aatmaj = Son
  • Aatreya = Name of a sage
  • Aayushmaan, Aayushman = With long life
  • Abhaidev = Free of fear
  • Abhaya = Fearless
  • Abhirath = Great Charioteer
  • Abhisyanta = Splendid, A son of Kuru and Vahini
  • Acaryatanaya = Son of the teacher, Another name for Aswatthama
  • Achalesvara = God of the immovable, Another name for Shiva
  • Acharyanandana = Son of the teacher, Another name for Aswatthama
  • Acharyasuta = Son of the teacher, Another name for Aswatthama
  • Achintya = Lord Shiva, Inconceivable, Beyond comprehension
  • Achyut = Imperishable, a name of Vishnu
  • Adheesh = King
  • Adhiraj = King
  • Adhrit = The one who don't need any support but supports everyone, Lord Vishnu
  • Adikavi = First poet
  • Adinath = Lord Vishnu
  • Aditeya = Another name for the sun, Son of 'Aditi'
  • Aditya = The sun
  • Adityanandan, Adityanandana = Son of the sun
  • Adripathi = Master of the mountains
  • Advaya = One, United
  • Agasti, Agastya = Name of a sage
  • Agneya, Aagneya = Son of Agni, Son of the fire
  • Agnimitra = Friend of fire
  • Agniprava = Bright as the fire
  • Agnivesh = Dhronacharya's Guru, Bright as the fire
  • Agrata = Leadership
  • Ajit, Ajeet = Victorious, Invincible, Unconquerable
  • Akroor = Kind, Gentle, A Yadava chief, Krishna's friend
  • Akshaj = Lord Vishnu
  • Akshat = Unharmed
  • Akshayakeerti = Eternal fame
  • Alok, Aalok = Brightness, Light, Cry of victory, A man with lovely hair
  • Amaranaath, Amarnath = Immortal God, Lord Shiva
  • Amaresh = Name of Indra
  • Ambar = Sky
  • Ameyatma = Lord Vishnu
  • Amish = Pure, Honest
  • Amogh = Unerring
  • Amrit = Nector
  • Anaadi = Without beginning
  • Anagh = Sinless, Variant of 'Anagha'
  • Anal = Fire
  • Anand, Aanand = Joy, Bliss
  • Anang = Cupid or Kamadeva
  • Anil = Wind
  • Anilaabh, Anilabh = Spirit of the wind
  • Anish = Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva
  • Ankal = Whole, One who has no illness
  • Anunay = Supplication, Consolation
  • Anurag, Anuraag = Love
  • Archan = Worship
  • Arindam = Destroyer of enemies
  • Arjun = Son of lord Indra, One of the Pandava brothers
  • Arnesh = Lord of the sea
  • Arun = Sun, The dawn
  • Ashlesh = To embrace
  • Ashok = Without sadness
  • Atmanand, Atmananda = Blissful soul
  • Avadhesh = King Dasaratha
  • Baalaaditya, Baladitya = Risen sun
  • Baalagopaal, Balgopal, Balagopal = Krishna, Baby Krishna
  • Bahula = A star, Abundant
  • Bakula = A kind of flower, Resembles a crane, Blossom
  • Bala = Child, Young one
  • Balaaditya = Young Sun, Young Man
  • Balachandra = Young Moon, Crescent moon
  • Balagovind = Young cow-herd, Infant Krishna
  • Bandhu = Friend
  • Bandhul = Pleasing, With friends, Family
  • Bankim = Not Straight, Crooked, Half
  • Bankimchandra = Crescent moon
  • Bhadrak = Handsome, Good, Virtuous
  • Bhadraksh = One with beautiful eyes, Whose eyes reflect auspiciousness
  • Bhadran = Auspicious, Fortunate Man
  • Bhagavaan, Bhagvan = The lord, God
  • Bharadwaj, Bhardwaj = A sage, A mythical bird, Skylark, Strong & fast
  • Bharat = Being maintained, The name of the Hindu God of fire
  • Bhargava = Lord Shiva, Archer, Preceptor
  • Bhasvan, Bhaasvan = Lustrous, Full of brightness
  • Bhaswar, Bhaaswar = Glorious, Luminous
  • Bhaumik = Lord of the earth
  • Bhavesh = Lord of the world
  • Bheeshma, Bhisham, Bhishma = An elder of Mahabharata, Son of king 'Shantanu'
  • Bhima = The mighty one
  • Bhoj = Name of a poet king, Meal
  • Bhramar = Black Bee
  • Bhudev, Bhudeva = Lord of the earth, Lord Shiva
  • Bhupati, Bhoopati, Bhoopat = Lord of the earth
  • Bhupen = King
  • Bhushan, Bhooshan = Ornament, Lord Vishnu
  • Bhushit, Bhooshit = Decorated
  • Bhuvanesh = Lord of the world, Lord of the earth
  • Bhuvaneshwar = Lord of the world
  • Bilva = A sacred leaf
  • Bodhan = Clever, Wise, kindling
  • Brahma = Creator of the universe, Supreme being
  • Brahmabrata = Ascetic
  • Brahmanandam, Brahmaanand = The supreme joy
  • Brahmdev = God's exalted angel
  • Brajendra = Lord of Braj Land
  • Brajesh, Brijesh, Birjesh = Lord of Braj Land
  • Budhil = Learned, Wise, Academic
  • Chakor = A bird that loves the moon
  • Chakradhar = Name of Lord Vishnu
  • Chakravartee, Chakravarti = A sovereign king
  • Chanakya, Chaanakya = Name of Kautilya - the great scholar, Bright
  • Chandak = The moon
  • Chandan = Scented Wood, Sandalwood
  • Chandra = A shining moon
  • Chandraayan = The moon
  • Chandrabhan = The moon, Lustrous as moon
  • Chandradev = Moon God, A King
  • Chandraketu = Moon banner
  • Chandramauli = Lord Shiva
  • Chandramohan = Attractive like the moon
  • Chandran = Moon
  • Chandranath = The moon, King of the moon
  • Chapal = Swift, Lightning, Clever, Restless
  • Charak = An ancient physician, One of the founders of Ayurveda
  • Charuchandra, Chaaruchandra = Beautilful moon, Son of Rukmini and Sri Krishna
  • Charuvrat = Of good character
  • Chatur = Clever
  • Chaturaanan = With four faces
  • Chaturbhuj = Broad shouldered, Strong, Lord Vishnu
  • Chetan, Chaten, Chaitan = Perceptive, Consciousness, Life, Excellent Intelligence
  • Chetanaanand = Supreme Joy
  • Chidaakaash = Absolute Brahma
  • Chidaatma = Supreme spirit
  • Chidambar, Chidambaram = Sky like heart, One who has heart as wide as sky
  • Chidananda = Lord Shiva
  • Chinmayanand, Chinmayananda = Blissful, Supreme consciousness
  • Chiranjeev, Chiranjeeve = Lord Vishnu, Immortal
  • Chitraksh = Beautiful Eyed
  • Daiwik = By the grace of God
  • Daksha = The skilled one
  • Damodara = Tied with a rope around the belly, Krishna
  • Dandak = A forest
  • Dandapaani = An epithet for Yama
  • Darshan = To perceive, Vision
  • Datta = One who is given, Donor
  • Dayaamay, Dayamayee = Full of mercy, Kind
  • Dayaananda = One who takes joy in being merciful
  • Dayaanidhi =
  • Kind, one who gives
  • Deenabandhu = Friend of the poor
  • Deepan = Lighting up, Illumination
  • Deepankar, Dipankar = One who lights lamps
  • Deependra, Dipendra = Lord of lights
  • Deepesh, Dipesh = Lord of light
  • Deeptanshu = The sun
  • Deeptendu, Diptendu = Bright Moon
  • Deeptiman = Lustrous
  • Deeptimoy, Deeptimay = Lustrous
  • Dev, Deb = Divinity, God
  • Devadatt = Gift of the god
  • Devagya = With knowledge of God
  • Devajyoti = Brightness of the lord
  • Devak = Divine
  • Devdan = The gift of the gods
  • Deven = Like a God
  • Devesh = Lord Shiva
  • Deveshwar = Lord Shiva
  • Devi = Breton: The beloved, the adored one Sanskrit: Godlike, a goddess
  • Devvrat = Bhishma
  • Dhananjay = Name of Arjun, One who wins wealth
  • Dhanapati, Dhanpati = Lord of wealth
  • Dhanesh = Lord of wealth
  • Dhanu = The bow
  • Dhanvin = Archer
  • Dharmaketu = One who upholds the right way, Son of Urmila & Lakshman in Hindu epic 'Ramayan'
  • Dhruv = The polar star, Constant, Faithful
  • Dhyanesh = Meditative, Lord of contemplation
  • Dhyaneshwar = Lord of meditation
  • Digambar, Digambara = Unencumbered, Sky-clad
  • Dinakar, Dinkar = The sun
  • Dinesh = The lord of the day, The sun
  • Divaakar, Divakar, Deevakar = The sun
  • Divjot = Divine light
  • Dron, Drona = Teacher of Arjun in Hindu epic 'Mahabharat'
  • Dwaipayan, Dwaipayana = The sage Vyasa, Another name of Veda Vyasa, Island-born
  • Eekalabya, Ekalavya = A pupil of Dronaachaary
  • Ekaksh, Ekaaksh = One-eyed
  • Ekaling = Name of Lord Shiva
  • Ekdant, Ekadant = Another name of Lord Ganesha
  • Gajaadhar, Gajadhar = One who can command an elephant, Elephant tamer
  • Gajbaahu, Gajabahu = who has strength of an elephant
  • Ganak, Ganaka = An astrologer, Mathematician
  • Ganapati = Lord Ganesha, Leader of the elephants
  • Gandharv, Gandharva = Celestial musician, Master in music
  • Ganesh = Lord Ganesha, Son of Lord Shiva and Parvati
  • Gangesh = Lord Shiva, Lord of the Ganges River
  • Garud, Garuda = The king of bird, Falcon, A large mythical bird
  • Gati, Gatik = Speed, Fast, Progressive
  • Gaurang, Gauraang = A fair one, Husband of Gauri (Parvati), Lord Shiva
  • Gauranga, Gouranga = Fair complexioned, Golden-limbed, Having a white or yellowish body, Cow coloured
  • Gautam, Gautama, Goutam = The name of the Buddha
  • Ghanaanand = Happy like clouds
  • Ghanshyam, Ghanashyam = Lord Krishna, Black clouds resembling a beautiful upcoming evening
  • Giri = Mountain
  • Girik, Girika = Lord Shiva, Heart of the gods
  • Girindra = Lord of the mountains, Lord Shiva
  • Giriraaj, Giriraj = King of mountains
  • Girish = Lord of Mountains, Shiv, Mahadev
  • Gopal, Gopaal = Lord Krishna, Cowherd, Protector of cows
  • Gopi, Gopee = A cowherd, Protector of cows
  • Gorakhnath, Gorakhanatha = A famous medieval Hindu yogi (saint), Name of a saint of Gorakh community, Mastered his senses
  • Goswamee, Goswami = Master of cows
  • Gotum, Gautam = Lord Buddha
  • Govinda, Gobinda = A cowherd, one who is good at finding cows, Lord Krishna
  • Gudakesha, Gudakesa = The archer Arjuna
  • Gurdev = Almighty God
  • Guru = Teacher, Master, Priest
  • Hari = God Vishnu, God Narayanan, Lord Krishna
  • Harinarayan = Lord Vishnu
  • Harit = Green
  • Himadri = Himalaya
  • Hiranmay, Hiranmaya = Made of gold
  • Hiranya = A precious metal
  • Inder, Indra = The god of weather and war, Lord of the devas
  • Indra = Leader of the gods, The God of the atmosphere and sky
  • Jagadish, Jagadisha = God, Master of the Universe
  • Jagathi = The earth
  • Jagdeep = Lamp of the world
  • Jagdish = God, Lord of the universe, The ruler of the world
  • Jagmeet = Friend of the world
  • Jahnu = Name of an Ancient Sage & divine King
  • Jai = Conqueror, Defeater, The victorious one
  • Javas = Quick, Swift
  • Jay = Victory
  • Jitendra, Jitender = One who can conquer Indra, Lord of conqueror, The powerful conqueror
  • Jyotis = Light
  • Kailash = Adobe of Lord Shiva, Name of a Himalayan peak
  • Kama = The golden one, Love
  • Kamalesh, Kamlesh = The preserver, Lord Vishnu
  • Kanak, Kanaka = Gold
  • Kannan, Kannen = A Form of Krishna
  • Karan = A warrior
  • Karthik, Kartik = Name of a month in the Hindu calendar, Bestowing Courage and Pleasure
  • Karunanidhi = Kind Hearted
  • Kashyap = Name of a Vedic Sage, The priest of Parasurama and Ramachandra
  • Kiran = A ray of light
  • Kirti, Keerti = Fame
  • Krishna = Lord Krishna, Dark, Black
  • Krishnadas, Krishnadasa = One who serves Krishna
  • Kumar = Prince, A boy or son
  • Lai = The beloved one
  • Lakshman, Laxman = Auspicious
  • Lakshmidhar = Lord Vishnu
  • Lakshminath = Consort of Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu
  • Lal, Laal = Lovely, Beloved, Dear one, Red colour
  • Mahendra, Mohinder = The great God Indra (the God of the sky)
  • Mahesh = Lord Shiva, A great ruler
  • Maheswar = God Shankar
  • Mani = Gem, A jewel
  • Manik, Manikya = A light pink to blood red gemstone
  • Manoj = Born of the mind, Cupid
  • Marut = The wind
  • Mayoor = Peacock
  • Meghnad, Meghnath = Lord of the sky
  • Mohan = Beauteous, Attractive, Charming
  • Mukesh = Lord Shiva, Cupid
  • Mukul = Bud, Soul, Blossom
  • Nagabhushanam = God Shankar, Lord Shiva
  • Nanda = Joy
  • Narayan = Lord Vishnu, The son of man
  • Narendra, Narinder = King of men
  • Naveen, Navin = New
  • Nawal, Naval = Wonder
  • Nimit = Destiny
  • Niranjan = Lord Shiva
  • Nirbhay = Fearless
  • Nirogi = Without Illness
  • Param = Being Supreme
  • Paramartha = Highest Truth
  • Pran = Life, Vital breath
  • Pranay = Love
  • Prasad = Brightness, Blessing
  • Prathamesh = Ganpati
  • Prayag = Confluence of Ganga-Jamuna-Saraswati, A city in India called Allahabad
  • Prem = Love
  • Puneet = Pure
  • Purushottam = The best among men, Lord Rama
  • Rahul = Son of Lord Buddha, Efficient, Capable, Conqueror of all miseries/sadness
  • Raj = King, Rule, Kingdom, Monarch
  • Rajan = King
  • Rajendra = A mighty king
  • Rajinder = The emperor, King of Kings
  • Rajiv = Lotus Flower
  • Rakesh = Lord of the night, Moon
  • Ramesh = Ruler of Rama, Lord Vishnu
  • Rameshwar = Lord of Rama
  • Ranjit, Ranjeet = The delighted one, Victorious, One who is entertained
  • Ravi = Sun
  • Ritesh = Lord of Seasons, Lord of truth
  • Rohan = Ascending, Sandal wood, Healing
  • Rohit = Red, The sun's red light, First rays of the sun
  • Rudra = The terrible, Lord Shiva
  • Sachin = Pure, Lord Shiva, Existence, Essence
  • Sameer, Samir = Early morning fragrance, Breeze, Wind, Entertainer
  • Sanjay = Dhritarashtra's charioteer, Triumphant
  • Sankara = Auspicious
  • Sarvin = Best Archer, God of Love
  • Satish = Ruler of hundreds, Victorious, One who speaks truth, Sati's husband, Lord Shiva, Sunrise
  • Satyen = Lord of the truth
  • Shankar = Lord Shiva, God Shankar, He who gives happiness
  • Shantanu = Whole, A king of Hastinapura in the epic of 'Mahabharata', Father of Bhishma, Peace loving
  • Shashi = Moon
  • Sher = The beloved one or a Lion
  • Shiv = God Shiva
  • Siddarth = One who has accomplished his goal, Buddha
  • Siddhran = Perfection
  • Som, Somu = The moon
  • Somnath = Lord of the moon, God Shiva
  • Subhash = Soft Spoken
  • Subodh = Sound Advice, Spiritual Intelligence
  • Suman = Cheerful and wise
  • Suresh = The ruler of the gods, Lord Indra
  • Surya = The sun
  • Suryakant, Suryakanta = Loved by the sun, Glowing, Good Looking, A jewel
  • Sushil, Susheel = Good charactered man, Well-behaved
  • Swami = Lord, Master
  • Swapnil = Dream like, Seen in a dream, Dreamy
  • Tapan = Summer, Sun
  • Tara = A star, The name of a Buddhist goddess
  • Tarun = Young, Tender
  • Tej = Light, Lustrous, Radiant
  • Tejas = Sharp, Lustre, Brilliance
  • Trilochan, Trilochana = Three-Eyed Lord, Lord Shiva
  • Trilok = Three worlds
  • Trilokesh = Lord of Universe, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu
  • Triloki, Triloki Nath, Trilokanath = Lord Shiva
  • Tushar = Snow, Winter
  • Udai = The rising, To rise
  • Udit = Shining, Grown
  • Ujjawal, Ujjwal = Bright, Clear, Splendorous
  • Umang = Happiness, Enthusiastic
  • Upendra = Lord Vishnu
  • Uttam = Best
  • Vasudev = Father of Krishna
  • Vasudeva = The father of the God Krishna
  • Vedang, Vedanga = Part of the sacred knowledge
  • Vidhya = Wisdom, Relevant to Goddess Durga/Saraswati
  • Vidur, Vidhur = Skilful, Expert, Wise, The wisest minister of King Dhrutarashtra's cabinet in great Indian Epic
  • Vijay = Victory, Strong and victorious
  • Vimal = Pure
  • Vinay = Polite
  • Vishnu, Bishnu = The protector, An important Hindu God
  • Vishwamitra = Friend of the universe, One of the most venerated sages in India since ancient time
  • Vyas = The arranger
  • Yogendra, Yoginder = God of Yoga, Another name for Lord Shiva
  • Yogesh = Lord of Yoga

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