Chatur (Sanskrit चतुर) is ancient Sanskrit word which refers to clever, prudent, quick, agreeable and charming.
Reference of Chatur is found in Kathasaritsagar (कथासरित्सागर) and Rajtarangini (राजतरंगिणी) where Chatur refers to quick and swift.
Chatur also finds reference in Raghuvansh (रघुवंश), Kumar-Sambhav (कुमार-सम्भव) and Panchtantra (पञ्चतन्त्र) with meanings like dexterous, clever, ingenious and shrewd. This word is also mentioned in the writings of Bhartrihari (भर्तृहरि) and Raghuvansh (रघुवंश) in which Chatur means charming and agreeable.
Chatur is also found to be referred in the Epic Puran-Sarvasva (पुराण-सर्वस्व) where Chatur denotes a particular position of the hand.
Chatur is not a popular name in the USA according to the chart shown above. Chatur is not used by any person in the USA as the name of their children. Chatur is a somewhat popular name in India. Here Chatur is used by less than 125 people as the name of their children.
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