Markandeya (Sanskrit मार्कण्डेय) literally mean winning over death. Markandeya was narrator of one of the Purans.
Reference of Markandeya is found in great Epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and Sanskaarkaustubh (संस्कारकौस्तुभ) where it is name of the author of Markandeya-Puran.
Markandeya was an ancient sage and a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Markandeya also means winning over death because he was saved from Yama (God of death) by Lord Shiva.
Markandeya is not a popular name in the USA as we can clearly see from the chart. Markandeya is not used by many people in India also where this name is used by almost 50 people as the name of their children.
Name Markandeya is difficult to pronounce, but unique name.
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