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]
  • Arnav (Sanskrit) - Ocean, sea; stream, wave [English and Urdu speaking countries]

    Arnav joined the US top 1000 for the first time in 2003, and around 200 boys were named Arnav in 2006.

  • Ishaan (Sanskrit) - Bestower of riches; ruler [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Kajol (Sanskrit) - Kohl, collyrium [English speaking countries]

    Phoenetic spelling of Kajal, used interchangably.

  • Kamari (Sanskrit) - The enemy of desire [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    A name of Lord Shiva, referring to His turning of Kamadeva to ash with a look from His third eye of Knowledge.

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

    The name of a warlord in the 'Mahabharata'.

  • Manav (Sanskrit) - Youth [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Maneet (Sanskrit) - Honoured [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Nikhil (Sanskrit) - Entire; all [English speaking countries]
  • Rishi (Sanskrit) - Seer; sage [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    A general name for the mind-born sons of Lord Brahma, among whom Vasishtha is the greatest. The Rishis are the first seers of the Vedas and of the Vedic mantras. Also a name for the Sannyasis who have a right or integral vision of the truth.

  • Shamar (Sanskrit) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Shamar is the title of a line of Tibetan Bhuddist teachers.
    As an American name, Shamar is most likely to be a modern coinage, copied on names such as Jamar and Lamar.

  • Tahj (Sanskrit) - Crown [English speaking countries]

    Respelling of Taj.

  • 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.

Female Names
  • Anjali (Sanskrit) - Gift; offering [English and Indonesian speaking countries]
  • 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]
  • India (Sanskrit) - Body of water [English speaking countries]

    The word "India" is a Western transliteration of the Sanskrit word "Sindhu," meaning "body of water." It specifically refers to what we know today as the Indus river, though the word could be used for any large body of water.

    India became

  • Jayna (Sanskrit) - Bringer of victory [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Kaiya (Sanskrit) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    Kaiya is a modern name of uncertain etymology. It may be related to the name Kaja, a pet form of Karolina or Katerina.

  • Kali (Sanskrit) - Time; black [African, English, Hindi and Swahili speaking countries]

    Kali is the Hindu triple goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction
    Kali (spelled with a "long" a in Sanskrit) is a feminine form of the word "kala," meaning "time". It also means "black". It is a name of the Godess Durga.

  • Karma (Sanskrit) - Action; effect [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    From the Sanskrit word (action, effect) used in Hinduism and Buddhism to refer to the principle by which a person's actions in this world determine the fate that awaits him or her after death.
    In English the word is sometimes used more loosely to r

  • Malaysia (Sanskrit) - Sandalwood trees [English speaking countries]

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

  • 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

  • Nisha (Sanskrit) - Night [English speaking countries]
  • Opal (Sanskrit) - Jewel, gem [English speaking countries]

    The opal is an iridescent gemstone, popular for many centuries. It is the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit upala meaning "jewel", which also gave the Greek opallios, and the Latin opalus, and ultimately the English opal.

  • Opaline (Sanskrit) - Jewel, gem [English and French speaking countries]
  • Priya (Sanskrit) - Beloved [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    From the Sanskrit meaning "beloved (of God)".

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

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

  • Shivani (Sanskrit) - Wife of Shiva [English and Hindi speaking countries]

    The consort of Lord Shiva; a name of the Godess Parvati or Uma.

  • Shreya (Sanskrit) - Auspicious and fortunate [English speaking countries]

    A Sanskrit name that is popular in India and one of the most popular Indian names in the United States.

  • Taja (Sanskrit) - Crown [Arabic and 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