A good and meaningful name projects the image of the person. Hindu culture, with its Sanskrit literature is famous for such truly expressive names. We have hand picked such Hindu baby names from various Sanskrit sources like Mahabharata, Ramayana, Vedas, Puranas and other Sanskrit sources and dictionaries.
Browse these beautiful names reflecting the richness of Hindu culture and at the same time possessing a deep significant meaning.
You are looking for Names which are traditional yet different Or something unique altogether.
The first Hindu epic Ramayana is the most important religious text of the Hindus. It is contains more than 24,000 shlokas praising Lord Rama, incarnation of Lord Vishnu, his wife Sita, brothers Lakshman, Bharat, Shatrughan and many others like Hanuman, Angad. Several names have deep religious significance.
We've hand picked 30 unique names from Ramayana that will go well even today.
The Hindu religious text "The Shiva Puranas" is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, with 1008 Sanskrit names for the Hindu deity Shiva. They signify different attribute of the Lord Shiva. Chanting of 108 names (Shiva Ashtottarashata Namavali) during worship is considered an auspicious.
Parents often choose name of lord shiva as their child name because they think by calling their children many times, they are unknowingly chanting God's name.
See below 108 Names of Lord Shiva from Shiva stotra along with their significance.
Lord Vishnu is known as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. In the Vishnu Sahasranama, he is attributed with a thousand names. In Hinduism Chanting of 108 names of Lord Vishu evokes a religious fervor, and Praise to get his blessings.
See below list of the 108 Names of Lord Vishu, mantra and their significance.
Hindus believe that, Ganesha is the god who grants success, prosperity and protection. They invoke Lord Ganesha at the beginning of any prayers, important tasks, and religious ceremonies.
Ganesha Sahasranama is a hymn of praise in which a Lord Ganesha is attributed with a 1,000+ different names. This list contains the 108 names of Ganesha, Which are commonly chanted on daily basis.
Lord Krishna is unlimited in strength, knowledge, beauty and bravery.
Krishna is recognised as incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the eighth son of Devki and Vasudev. Krishna is known with various perspectives as the divine lover, a prankster, a divine super-hero, the savior and the Supreme Being. Krishna is known by various names, which reflect his many associations and attributes. So, here are 108 Names of Krishna taken from mantras, which is chanted on daily basis.
Goddess Lakshmi prominently mentioned in the Puranas of Hinduism. Goddess Lakshmi is goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity. Also a symbol of active energy and beauty. Goddess Lakshmi is closely associated with the lotus and wealth. In modern days she worshiped as the goddess of wealth and the consort of Vishnu. While worshiping Goddess Lakshmi, Chanting of different names of the goddess is considered as auspicious. Goddess Lakshmi is greeted with a set of 108 names (Ashtottara Shata Namavali).
See below 108 Name Mantra of Goddess Lakshmi with names and meaning.
Lord Shiva is known by several names. These names never go out of style – they've been among the most popular names for boys for centuries. Scroll down for a selection of popular baby names from the Shiva sahasranama.
Of course, many parents want their baby name to be unique as well as connected to our culture. There is a new trend that is coming in focus. A creative name taken from original names of Shiva.
Shiva Names are very auspicious and perfect name but most of them are very common and traditional. Young generation parents are actually far more creative and their imagination may amaze you. For example traditional name Shiva has become Shivay, which is from Shiva Sahasranama Stotra (Ohm Namaha Shivayaa).
Now that's some creativity!
Here are some other common names of Lord Shiva with creative touch.
The Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature, which is written by Valmiki. It has the richest elements of culture. Characters from the Ramayana are equally fascinating and depicts the duties of relationships. And portraying ideal characters, which often leave deep and long-lasting impressions in your mind. Choosing a Ramayana-inspired baby name to show your appreciation toward our culture.
Lets see some of the most popular baby names on pitarau.com taken from the Ramayana.
The Mahabharata is the longest known epic poem, which is narrated by the sage Vyasa. Mahabharata epic has numerous characters and their inspiring names. Choose a baby name inspired from Mahabharata to show your deep association with ancient Indian culture and religious beliefs.
Here are 30 unique names from the Mahabharata for your consideration.
Take your pick!
The Hindu Puranas are collection of Indian literatures of wide range topics, myths and legends. It has 18 Maha Puranas and 18 Upa Puranas. The Bhagavata Purana has been most popular text in India.
Here are 25 unique names from the Puranas.
Hindu mythological names are drawn directly from ancient or historical sources. Hindu mythology, a subset of Indian Mythology is a good source of Hindu baby names. Indian mythological material is preserved in Sanskrit epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata etc, Puranas (stories older than epics) and Vedas (hymns of RigVeda).
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