Sanskrit name Gayan (Sanskrit: गायन) literally means practicing singing. Gayan also means a song or singing a song.
Reference of Gayan is found in Epics like Mahabharata, Ramayan and Rajtarangini (राजतरंगिणी) where it is used for a singer or a person who sings a poet in praise of someone. Gayan also refers to an attendee.
This name also founds reference in Chanakya and Bhagvat-Puran with the meanings as a song or the act of singing.
Lexicographers like Amar Singh, Halayudh and Hemchandra have used Gayan with the meaning of a talker or someone who talks. Author Horace H. Wilson used Gayan word in his writing with meaning professing or practicing singing as a livelihood.
Gayan is not a very popular name in the USA. Gayan is not a popular name in India either. Gayan is used by less than 35 people in India.
In our opinion Gayan is a classic and beautiful name with a beautiful meaning. Gayan is a sweet and easy to pronounce name for non Indians.
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