Dakshin (Sanskrit दक्षिण) literally means clever, competent and talented. Dakshin is also Sanskrit name for south direction or with a southern orientation.
Mention of Dakshin is found in numerous Epics of Hindu mythology. Dakshin founds mention in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) where Dakshin means south.
Reference of Dakshin is also found in Katyayan-Shraut-Sutra (कात्यायन-श्रौत-सूत्र), Aashvalayan-Grihaya-Sutra (आश्वलायन-गृह्य-सूत्र) Harivansh and Panini (पाणिनि) with meanings like able, dexterous or clever. This name also founds to be referred in Bhagvat Puran, Arthav Veda and Riga Veda in which Dakshin refers to right as an opposite of left.
Dakshin is used to symbolize Lord Shiva as skillful and adroit handler of the great Maya. And also it is an another name of Lord Vishnu as he is as efficient and spread through everywhere.
Dakshin is not a popular name in either USA or India. Dakshin is used by some people in India as the name of their children, as per social media.
Dakshin is very power full word in Sanskrit, but as name it is not popular that much. But if you are looking for a unique name with mythological significance, then Dakshin is a good boy name.
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