Eka (Sanskrit एक) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which literally means one or single.
Reference of Eka is found in Epics like Unadi-Sutra (उणादि-सूत्र) and Panini (पाणिनि) where Eka refers to the numeral one. Eka also founds reference in Riga Veda (ऋग्-वेद) in which Eka means single, alone, solitary or happening only once.
This name is also referred in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण), Katyayan-Shraut-Sutra (कात्यायन-श्रौत-सूत्र) and Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) with meanings like same or identical. Mention of Eka is also found in Mahabharata (महाभारत) and Hitopdesh (हितोपदेश) where Eka denotes one selected out of so many.
As listed in the Vishnu Sahasranama, Eka was the 725th name of Lord Vishnu. In Sri Sankara opinion, The Lord is One on account of His complete freedom from all differences, generic, extrinsic and intrinsic, as it is written in the Chandogya Upanishad.
Eka is not a popular name in the USA. Eka is a bit popular name in India. Here Eka is used by few people as the name of their kids.
In our opinion Eka is a short and sweet name. It has great mythological significance, but as a boy name it is not popular.
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