Naag (नाग) is a Sanskrit name which literally means snake.
Naag is an ancient Sanskrit word which means Snake. Naag is a common reptile find in Bharata hence it is mentioned in every ancient epic. Reference of Naag is also found in Shiv Puran. In this Hindu mythological epic, Naag is said to be a devotee of Lord Shiv. In pictures of Lord Shiva we can see a Naag or Snake around the neck of Lord Shiva.
Naag has different meanings depending on the context. Naag means cobra, lead, snaky, formed of snakes, relating to serpents, serpentine, serpent like, belonging to an elephant, elephantine. Snake also means a person or a man-made thing that is best or excellent. Naag also refers to cloud.
Naag is not a much used by the people of India as the name of their children as a meaning of Naag is snake. According to this graph, although a name which is similar in spelling with Naag(Nag) is much popular but Nag has a completely different meaning. Naag is not used by anyone in the USA as given in the chart.
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