Gokul is the name of a village near Mathura where Lord Krishna was brought up.
Gokul found reference in Bhagvat-Puran where this is the name of a village situated on the banks of Yamuna. It is a residence of Nand (नन्द) and of Krisha (कृष्ण) during his childhood.
Gokul also founds to be referred in Ramayana and Mahabharata where Gokul refers to a herd of Kine.
Gokul founds mention in Rajtarangini (राजतरंगिणी) where Gokul is name of a holy place, a cow-house or sanctuary.
Gokul is a popular name in both countries as shown in the chart. Gokul is in trend from the year 2000 and till 2009 it has been used by 9 - 12 people per year as the name of their children. Gokul is much popular in India where it is used by more than 3000 people as the name of their babies.
In our opinion Gokul is a cute and classic name. Gokul is very dear to Lord krishna as he was brought up there.
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