Hindi Names

Male Names
  • Aditya (Sanskrit) - Belonging to Aditi; sun [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    In Hindu mythology Aditya was the name of 33 of Aditi's children. See Aditi for more information.

  • Ajay (Sanskrit) - Unconquered [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Could serve as both a shortened form of the Sanskrit name Ajaya [in which case the first two given origins and meanings would be concerned] and as an extension of the initialism AJ.

  • Akash (Sanskrit) - Open air, space [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Akash is used as a given name, derived from the Hindi/Sanskrit term "Akasha", meaning "upper sky" or ethereal space. The word "Akash" is an important element in Hindu Philosophy. As per the philosophy, there are 5 basic elements that the human body compr

  • Amandeep (Sanskrit) - Sharp witted; light, lamp of peace [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Arjan (Punjabi) - The archer, archer [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    This is the name of the esteemed second Sikh Guru.

  • Arjun (Indian) - White [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Arjun or Arjuna is one of the heroes of the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic. He is one of the Pandava brothers, and known as the 'Peerless Archer' - his archery skills win him the hand in marriage of Draupadi.

  • Deven (Gaelic) - Descendant of Damhán [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    In Hindu mythology one of the names of the sky-god Indra.

  • Harvir (Punjabi) - Warrior of God; brave for the Lord [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Ishaan (Sanskrit) - Bestower of riches; ruler [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Joban (Punjabi) - Youth [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Kajol (Sanskrit) - Kohl, collyrium [English speaking countries]

    Phoenetic spelling of Kajal, used interchangably.

  • Karan (Sanskrit) - Ear [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    The name of a warlord in the 'Mahabharata'.

  • Magan (Indian) - Absorbed; engrossed [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Indian boy name meaning "absorbed", "engrossed".

    Magan was also an ancient region which was referred to in Sumerian cuneiform texts of around 2300 BC as a source of copper and diorite for Mesopotamia. The location of Magan is not known with

  • Manav (Sanskrit) - Youth [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Maneet (Sanskrit) - Honoured [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Prabhjot (Punjabi) - Lord's light [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Rahul (Indian) - Efficient [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Rajan (Arabic) - Anticipation [Arabic, English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Sahib (Punjabi) - Master, the master [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Shaan (Hebrew) - Peaceful [English, Hebrew and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Taj (Sanskrit) - Crown [Arabic, English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Indian and Arabic name meaning "crown", respectively from the Sanskrit and the Persian.

    A taj is also a tall conical cap worn by Muslims as a headdress of distinction.

  • Taran (Indian) - Heaven; raft [English, Hindi and Welsh speaking countries]
Female Names
  • Amiyah (Indian) - Delight [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Amiyah entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2003.

  • Asha (Sanskrit) - Hope [African, English, Hindi and Swahili speaking countries]

    Asha is a fairly uncommon name, breaking into the US top 1000 girls' names again in 2006 in 976th place.

  • Avani (Sanskrit) - Earth [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Ayanna (African) - Beautiful blossom [English speaking countries]

    This name is of East African origin.

  • Chaya (Hebrew) - Alive, living [English, Hebrew and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Esha (Indian) - Desire [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Ida (Germanic) - Work [Dutch, English, German, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries]

    Ida is derived from the Greek root "id," meaning "work."

    In Sanskrit it means 'insight' and at the same time refers to planet earth as primary caregiver of all that lives.

  • Jayna (Sanskrit) - Bringer of victory [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Jiya (Indian) - N/A [Arabic, English and Hindi speaking countries]

    There is much conjecture to what this name means. Many sources say that is is relevant to "heart" or "piece of" the heart. It is conjecture, though and there seems to be no hard and fast etymological line.

  • Manisha (Indian) - Sagacity; desire [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Manisha is associated with the Hindu deity of the mind. It is also a commonly used as a name for girls in India and Nepal. When used in this context, it symbolizes intelligence and desire.

  • Mira (Sanskrit) - Prosperous [Arabic, Czech, English, Hebrew, Hindi, Polish and Slovak speaking countries]

    Mira is an Indian name, from the Sanskrit for "prosperous".

    It is a short form of any of the names containing the Slavonic element 'meri' (great, famous - from a Latin source, 'mirus' or 'astonishing'). Mira is also commonly bestowed as an

  • Mona (Gaelic) - Little noble one [Arabic, English, Hindi and Spanish speaking countries]

    Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Muadhnait, a diminutive form of muadh (noble); hence, the meaning "little noble one".

    It has sometimes been taken as connected with Greek monos (single, only) or chosen with reference to Leonardo Da Vinci'

  • Prabhnoor (Punjabi) - The ultimate light of God [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Riya (Indian) - Singer [English, Hindi and Indonesian speaking countries]

    Although often times this name is referenced as being Sanskrit in origin, there isn't anything to support that it actually does. It is indian in origin, however, although it's true etymology is very cloudy.

    Riya is one of the many names of

  • Shanta (Sanskrit) - The pacified; the appeased [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    The 74th of the Goddess Lakshmi's 108 names.

  • Taja (Sanskrit) - Crown [Arabic and English speaking countries]
  • Tanika (Indian) - Rope [English speaking countries]
  • Uma (Sanskrit) - Flax; luminous [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Sanskrit name meaning "luminous or serene". Uma is also a name of the Goddess Parvati, derived from "U, ma!": "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!"

Gender Neutral Names
  • Aja (Indian) - Goat [English speaking countries]

    Also commonly found as a surname. Pronounced like the continent Asia and sometimes used as a hommage to it. Fans of the band Steely Dan might be partial to this name, as it is a name of an album and song of theirs.

    Used interchangable for

  • Akasha (Sanskrit) - Open air, space [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Akasha is a Hindu or Sanskrit term meaning "upper sky" or ethereal space. It is a common name in India. The word "Akash" comes from Akasha and is an important element in Hindu Philosophy. As per the philosophy, there are 5 basic elements that the human

  • Amiya (Indian) - Delight [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Though Amiya is also a male name, it entered the US top 1000 for girls in 2000.

  • Amrit (Sanskrit) - Immortal; ambrosia; nectar [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Ana (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Hindi, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian and Spanish speaking countries]

    As a masculine name Ana is the Malayalam for 'elephant'. As a feminine name it is derived from Anna (ultimately Hannah) and used in Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain. It is also used in English-speaking countries.


  • Anika (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Dutch, English, Finnish, Hindi and Swedish speaking countries]

    As a female name the name has origins in Hebrew, Latin and Japanese. In this form it is used in Dutch, Finnish and Swedish. As a male name however, it is Sanskrit in origin and is pronounced slightly different [see second given pronunciation].

  • Anita (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [English, Finnish, Hindi, Italian and Spanish speaking countries]

    Both used for females and males. As a female name Anita is derived from Anna and used in among other languages, English, Finnish, Spanish and Italian.
    As a male name it is Sanskrit in origin and used in the Hindu culture for boys.

  • Anna (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Slovak and Armenian speaking countries]

    In a greater part of the world seen as a Latinate form of Hannah and used on females.

    On the Indian subcontinent it is considered masculine and derived from the Sanskrit, meaning 'grain'. There was also a king of East Anglia named Anna.

  • Chandra (Sanskrit) - The moon; shining [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    In Hinduism, a son of Krishna and a name of Lakshmi.

  • Diya (Arabic) - Splendor, light [Arabic, English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Variant of Ziya. The original transciption of the ancient name would have appeared to be this spelling, which is the reason for it. The name is masculine, but for some reason has been used on and is becoming popular for girls.

  • Irma (Germanic) - Universal [English, German and Hindi speaking countries]

    Irma is a short form of names beginning with "Irm-," which is a Germanic prefix meaning "universal." It is the same prefix from which names like "Emma" are derived as well.
    In the West it is seen as a feminine name though as a Hindu name it is ex

  • Jami (Hebrew) - Supplanter [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    The second given pronunciation is used for Jami as a Hindu name.

  • Jaya (Sanskrit) - Victory; victorious [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    A name of Devi, the Divine Mother. It is also the 94th name of the Goddess Lakshmi. It is also used in copound names, such as the Indian boy's name Jayaprakash.

  • Kala (Sanskrit) - The fine arts [English, Hindi and Hawaiian speaking countries]

    Unisex as a Hawaiian name. In this case it is also written with a macron accent (a straight horizontal line) over the second 'a'.
    The Sanskrit female name Kala (pronounced with a long final vowel a) is also the name of the Goddess of fine arts, and

  • Malaya (Sanskrit) - Sandalwood trees [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    From the name of the country which became Malaysia.
    Malaya is a comination of two Tamil words, Malay or Malai (hill) and ur (town); thus meaning "hilltown".

    Next to this it is also in use as a firstname.

  • Mara (Hebrew) - Bitter [English, Hebrew, Hindi and Hungarian speaking countries]

    Mara is a name that appears in many mythologies.

    A Hebrew name meaning "bitter, bitterness", Mara is one with the Biblical figure of Naomi. She changed her name from Naomi (pleasant) to Mara after she suffered the deaths of her husband and

  • Rohan (Sanskrit) - Ascending; healing, medicine [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    Rohan is a legitimate Sanskrit name, but in English-speaking countries it is often associated with the Riders of Rohan in Tolkien's fantasy 'The Lord of the Rings'. In 2006 it was the 521st most popular boy's name in the US.