Indian baby Names

Welcome to, here you can find Indian baby names, name meaning, Sanskrit script, syllables, origins, similar names, cultural context, popularity chart etc. Browse through popular and unique names, by rashi, by nakshatra or by other popular naming ideas. Best of luck finding the perfect baby name!

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Modern Indian Names

The blend of traditional, religious and modern names is becoming a favorite choice of Indian parents. However the religious connections and connotations remain as strong as ever. So we have done a collection of such modern Indian boy and girl names which are suitable for Indian culture.

Birth Star or Nakshatra

In India, babies are generally named on Nakshatra and Charan. There are total 27 Nakshatra (constellations) and each Nakshatra contains 4 padas or charanas. You can find starting alphabet for name based on nakshatra and charans.

Baby Names By Rashi

In certain section of India, especially north India, the name is selected based on the Rashi (Moon Sign). There are 12 Rashis.

Unique Baby Names

Most Indian parents today wish to give their child a unique name, a name which is very different. A child with an uncommon name feels good that he/she has a unique name. Browse our unique and unusual Hindu name collection.


Short & Sweet Names

Short & sweet names like Om, Abhi, Neha, Manu are becoming popular choice. These cute Indian baby names are simple and easy to remember. Avoid complicated or longer names.

Easy to Pronounce Names

Name should be easy to pronounce and sound pleasant. Pronunciation for some Indian name can be extremely difficult. Consider people who will most likely have to pronounce. Making it easy to pronounce will reduce apprehension of not saying right way.

Colorful Indian Names

Add colour to your child's world with these colorful Indian names.

Colourful Hindu Names. Holi, The Hindu Festival of Colors presents a wonderful opportunity for us to look at some of the colourful names you can choose for your baby boy or girl. Holi is a very colourful festival, celebrated practically all over India in the month of Phalgun. Holi is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and energetic festival. It's an occasion that brings in joy, fun, play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors!

  • Arushi आरुशी a/ru/shi
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Sanskrit word Arushi means red, dawn. In the Rig Veda the red horses or mares of the sun of fire, the rising sun. ..
  • Ashok अशोक a/shok
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Ashoka or Ashok means "painless, without sorrow" in Sanskrit...
  • Apeksha अपेक्षा a/pek-sha
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Sanskrit word Apeksha means hope, future prospects, expectation...
  • Palash पलाश pa/lash
    Origin: Hindi
    Palash Means Green or blossom of the tree Butea Frondosa ( sanskrit : किंशुक, Hindi : पलाश). It is a species of Butea native to tropical and sub-tropical parts of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The flowers are used to prepare traditional Holi colour. It is said that the tree is a form of Agnidev, God of Fire...
  • Kamita कामिता 
    Origin: Sanskrit
    In Sanskrit Kamita means 'love, desire or state of a lover'...
  • Ishan ईशान IshAna
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Ishan meaning "The Third Eye of Shiva". Ishan has its roots in the word "ish" which means the invisible power that governs the universe. The wielder of this power is "Ishan". It is synonymous with Ishwar which means 'The Lord'. A variant Ishaan Means "lord, master, ruler, northeast direction" in Sanskrit. In Hindu tradition, Ishaan is the guardian of the north-east direction. He is often identified with the deity Shiva. Ishan is also another name of Lord Ganesh known as 'the Great God', because he is Brahman, who is immanent, within and about us, transcending Time and Space, the Ultimate Reality. Ishan means ruler so it is another name of Lord Vishnu too, because he is the Ruler who controls and regulates everything...
  • Vihan विहान vi/han
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Sanskrit name Vihan means dawn or morning...
  • Krish क्रिश / कृष krish
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Sanskrit masculine name Krish literally means thin, lean, weak. Krish also means ploughing, agriculture. Also Krish is as a modern form of name Krishna.The Sanskrit word Krishna has the literal meaning of "black", "dark" or "dark-blue"...
  • Revati रेवती re/va/ti
    Origin: Sanskrit
    In Sanskrit revati means"wealthy, rich". Revati is also means 'woman born under the naksatra revati'. ..
  • Rajshree राजश्री raj-shree
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Originates form the word Raja, which means king and shri means wealth, beauty or good fortune.So Rajshri means "King of good fortune" or "King of wealth". It also means "Royalty". Goddess Lakshmi is king of wealth...
  • Amartya अमर्त्य a/mar-ty_a
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Sanskrit name Amartya literally means immortal, divine or a god...
  • Kathit कथित kathita
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Sanskrit name Kathit literally means well described, narrated, told or discourse. According to Vishnu Sahasranama Kathit is name of Lord Vishnu meaning 'The Extolled' because the Vedas describe him as the supreme or the highest...
  • Usha उषा u/sha
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Means "aurora, dawn, early morning(sun rise)" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of the dawn, considered the daughter of heaven. ..
  • Uddhav उद्धव ud-dhav
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Means "friend of the god" in Sanskrit. Uddhav is a character from the Puranic texts of Hinduism, wherein he is the friend and counsellor of Krishna the avatar...
  • Rohan रोहन ro/han
    Origin: Sanskrit
    Means "ascending or one who takes the higher path" in Sanskrit...

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