Ikshvaku (Sanskrit: इक्ष्वाकु) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian popular masculine given name, which literally means "fruit of a wild species of calabash, bitter gourd, bitter cucumber, name of a son of manu vaivasvata and one who attracts desire" in Sanskrit. Another meaning is one who brings wishes to effect.
The name Ikshvaku is derived from Sanskrit - a combination of Iksha (seeing, looking, view) and Vaku (desire) to form Ikshvaku. Together, they indicate desire-attracter.
Mention of Ikshvaku (इक्ष्वाकु) is found in Monier Williams' Sanskrit-English Dictionary where this word refers to a bitter gourd. Mention of Ikshvaku is found in the Mahabharata (महाभारत), Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita, Harivansha and Vishnu Purana in which Ikshvaku means the son of Manu Vaivasvata.
Mention of Ikshvaku is found in Raghavapandaviya (राघवपाण्डवीय) and Ramayana where Ikshvaku refers to a descendant of Ikshavaku. Ikshvaku finds reference in Varaha Brhat Sanhita (बृहत् संहिता) in which Ikshvaku is the name of a warrior-tribe descended from.
The name Ikshvaku is not adopted by any person in the USA as the name of their kids. Ikshvaku is an unusual name in India. Ikshvaku is adopted by only some person in India as the name of their kids.
The Hindu baby name Ikshvaku is rare. Name Ikshvaku is with good meaning attached to it. Ikshvaku also has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it. It is difficult to pronounce for non Indians.
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