Sanskrit name Mekhala (Sanskrit मेखला) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin, which literally refers to girdle, zone or belt. Mekhala also means knower of the self.
Reference of Mekhala is found in Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) and Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद) with meanings like a girdle, belt or zone. Mention of this name is also found in Kathasaritsagar (कथासरित्सागर) where Mekhala denotes a girth of a horse.
Mekhala is also found to be mentioned in Varah-Mihir-Brihat-Sanhita (वराह-मिहिर-बृहत्-संहिता) in which Mekhala represents investiture with the girdle and the ceremony connected with it. Lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh have also used this word in their writings where Mekhala means a band or fillet.
Mekhala finds mention in Lexicographers, esp. such as Amarasimha, Halayudha, Hemacandra where Mekhala is the name of the river Narmada (नर्म-दा). Mention of Mekhala is found in Bhagavata Purana where Mekhala refers to the cords or lines drawn round an altar.
Mekhala is not a popular name in the USA. But alternate spelling Mekala has been popular in the USA since 1988 Mekala. Mekhala is a bit popular name in India. Here Mekhala is used by some 92 people as the name of their children. But alternate spelling Mekala is popular in India too.
Mekhala or Mekala is classical and less common name. Name Mekhala have mythological significance with good meaning attached to it.
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