Kanva (Sanskrit कण्व) literally refers to a person who is talented or praised. Kanva also refers to someone intelligent, skill and admired.
Reference of Kanva is found in various Epics of Hindu mythology like Unadi-Sutra (उणादि-सूत्र), Riga Veda (ऋग्-वेद), Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद), Vajsaneyiya-Sanhita (वाजसनेयि-संहिता) and Katyayan-Shraut-Sutra (कात्यायन-श्रौत-सूत्र) where Kanva is the name of renowned Rishi (ऋषि) who is author of several hymns of Riga Veda.
Kanva is also found to be referred in Mahabharata (महाभारत), Shakuntala (शकुन्तला) and Taittriya-Sanhita (तैत्तिरीय-संहिता) as name of several, princess and authors. Mention of this name is also found in Arthav Veda as a peculiar class of Evil Spirits. In Katyayan-Shraut-Sutra Kanva also refers to a deaf person.
According to the graph shown above Kanva is not a popular name in either India or USA. Kanva is not used by any person in the USA or India as the name of their children.
In our opinion Kanva is a unique name with a nice meaning. Kanva is also a short, sweet and stylish name. With good mythological significance.
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