The literal meaning of Naresh is king. this is the word which was used by the ancient people to refer to the kings of their region. For example Maha rana pratap was referred as the mevad naresh in those days. It was used to call the kings of the country and give them respect and honor.
Naresh finds reference in Mahabharata with meaning lord of men or king.
The idea behind keeping a male child's name as Naresh is mainly to state that the child will be as bright as a king, and rule the hearts of others just as a king rules the country. Naresh can also be referred as a lord of men, which means superior to other individuals. This name itself creates a respect for the child itself.
As we can see in the chart, a gradual increase in the number of people named Naresh in between the time period starting from 1996 which decreased a bit in 1998, again there was a bit increase during the period of 1999-2001. The count was very less during the year 2033-2005.
As per social media counts, Naresh is a classical name with high popularity.
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