Kautilya (Sanskrit कौटिल्य) is the ancient Sanskrit name which literally means crookedness or curvature. Kautilya also refers to falsehood or dishonesty.
Mention of this name is found in various Epics of Hindu mythology like Raghuvansh, Dashkumar-Charit (दशकुमार-चरित) and Kumar-Sambhav.
Kautilya founds to be referred in Dashkumar-Charit and Mudrarakchash (मुद्राराक्षस) in which this is a name for Chanakya (चाणक्य). This name also founds reference in writings of Raghuvansh, Kumar-Sambhav (कुमार-सम्भव) where Kautilya refers to a grammarian.
Kautilya is a somewhat popular name in India. Kautilya is used by less people in India as per social media records. Kautilya is not a popular name in the USA.
In our opinion, Kautilya is not a good name. It has negative meaning attached with it.
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