Acharya (Sanskrit आचार्य) is an ancient word of Sanskrit language which literally means teacher. Acharya is also used for a scholar person.
Reference of Acharya is found in various Epics of Hindu mythology like Manu-Smirit (मनु-स्मृति), Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद) and Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) as a spiritual guide or teacher who teaches about sacrifice.
Mention of Acharya is also found in the Bhagvat Gita (भगवद् गीता) where Acharya was a name of Drona (द्रोण) who was the teacher of Pandavas.
Acharya is also mentioned in Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) where Acharya was the name of a son of Vaishya (वैश्य) who was an outcast.
Sir Monier-Williams has also used Acharya in their writings where Acharya represents a scholarly person.
As we can clearly see in the graph above, Acharya is not a popular name in the USA. Acharya is a pretty popular name in India as it is used by nearly 520 people in India as the name of their kids.
In our opinion Acharya is a beautiful name. Acharya also has a great meaning attached to it.
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