Bodhisattwa is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which means essence of wisdom. It refers to a person whose mind is enlightened.
Reference of ancient word Bodhisattwa is found in various Epics of Hindu mythology like Rajtarangini (राजतरंगिणी) and Kathasaritsagar (कथासरित्सागर). Where it used as one whose essence is perfect knowledge or one who is on the way to the attainment of perfect knowledge.
According to lexicographers (like Hemchandra and Amar Singh) and Shishupal-Vadh (शिशुपाल-वध), Bodhisattwa was a name of the principal Bhudh (बुद्ध) of the present era before he became a Bhudh.
Bodhisattwa is not a very popular name in India. It is used by some people as the name of their children in India. Bodhisattwa is not used by any people in the USA as the name of their children.
In our opinion Bodhisattwa is a very religious name. Bodhisattwa has a unique meaning and it has a great sort of mythological significance.
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