Sanskrit word Navaratna (Sanskrit नवरत्न) literally means nine gems or nine precious gems.
Reference of Navaratna is found in writings of lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh in which this word refers to nine precious gems which are pearl, ruby, topaz, diamond, emerald, lapis lzuli, coral, sapphire and Go-Medh (गो-मेध). All these stones are supposed to be related to nine planets.
Navaratna also found to be referred in writings of Sir Monier-Williams in which Navaratna is used for the nine brilliant men at the court of King Vikramaditya.
Navaratna is a very popular word in India. However it is not used by many people in India as the name of their children. Navaratna is not a popular name in the USA.
Navaratna is unique name with very good meaning attached to it. Navaratna has great mythological reference too.
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