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Hindu and Indian Names (Sanskrit Names)

Indian baby names are typically associated with Hindu gods—think Indra (“supreme ruler of the gods”) and Anahita (“goddess of fertility and water”)— or Sanskrit words like Arun (“sun”) or Chandra (“of the moon”) that represent the natural world.

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Abhirati

Hindi: Mother of five hundred children; a mother goddess

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Adi

Hindi: The first

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Aditya

Hindi: The sun

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Agastya

Hindi: The mountain thrower

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Aja

Hindi: The unborn

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Ambar

Ambergris is odoriferous and is used in the making of perfume products. Amber, the fossilized jewel as it is defined in English...

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Ambrosia

Greek: Immortal; In mythology, Ambrosia is a food delicacy of the gods and immortal beings.

Hindi Origin

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Amhi

Hindi: Mother

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Amma

Hindi: Mother

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Anahita

Hindi Origin

Persian Origin

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Ananta

Hindi: Name of a serpent

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Anga

Hindi: From Anga

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Apala

Hindi: Endearing, beautiful; name of a legendary Hindu wise woman

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Apsaras

Hindi: In Hindu mythology, Apsaras are female spirits of nature akin to water or forest nymphs. They are considered beautiful creatures...

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Arya

Hindi: Noble goddess

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Avatar

Hindi: An incarnation of God

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Balin

Brother of Balaan

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Bharat

Hindi: The supporter

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Bhudevi

Hindi: Lord of the earth

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Chakra

Hindi: Symbol of the sun

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Chandra

Hindi Origin

Sanskrit: Of the moon

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Charumati

Hindi: A beautiful mind, one who is wise

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Daeva

Hindi: Evil spirit

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Damayanti

Hindi: Subduing; in Hindu legend, the name of a beautiful princess

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Dharma

Hindi: Ultimate law of all things; In certain religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, dharma is the essential nature of all that...

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Ellora

Hindi: The name given to the cave temples of India.

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Gadhi

Hindi: Father of Vishvamitra

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Ganesh

Hindi: Lord of the dwarves

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Garuda

Hindi: The god who carried Vishnu

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Gauri

Hindi: Yellow or pale; name of a Hindu goddess

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