Ancient Sanskrit name Aakash (आकाश) literally means sky. Aakash also refers to open mindedness, aerospace, atmosphere and heaven.
Mention of Aakash is found in Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) and Naighuntuk (नैघण्टुक) in which Aakash denotes sky and atmosphere.
Aakash also founds mention in various Epics like Aitreya-Brahman (ऐतरेय-ब्राह्मण), Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) and Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Aakash refers to free space, vacuity and open space.
Reference of this name is also found in Vedantsaar (वेदान्तसार) where Aakash signifies a subtle and ethereal fluid which is supposed to fill and pervade the universe.
Lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh have also mentioned Aakash in their writings as another name of Lord Brahma.
Aakash is a very popular name in the USA. Aakash is in trend since 1979 and 1991 Aakash was adopted by more than 125 people in the USA. Popularity of Aakash rose from the year 1992 and till the year 2013 Aakash was adopted by 25 to 45 people per year as the name of their babies in the USA. Aakash is also a very popular name in India. Here Aakash is adopted by more than 2800 people as the name of their children.
Aakash is a beautiful name and it has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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