Sanskrit name Laghu (Sanskrit लघु) means tiny short, small or little. Laghu also refers to swift, soft, quick or gentle.
Mention of the Sanskrit name Laghu is found in various Epics like Arthav Veda, Sushrut, Manu-Smiriti and Mahabharata with different meanings depending on the context. Reference of Laghu is found in Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) and Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Laghu is used for light, swift, quick, nimble, prompt or active.
Mention of Laghu is also found in Harivansh (हरिवंश) and in writings of Kaalidaas (कालिदास) where this word denotes a light heart person or easy in mind. Laghu also founds reference in Panchtantra (पञ्चतन्त्र) as a mode of flying peculiar to birds.
Lord Shiva is quick in extending grace, so Laghu is another name of Lord Shiva.
Laghu is not a popular name in either India or USA. As per social media records Laghu is used by less than 20 people in India. Laghu is not used by any person in the USA as the name of their children.
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