Ancient name of Sanskrit origin Nidra (निद्रा) literally means sleep. Nidra also refers to sleepiness, drowsiness, sloth or slumber.
Nidra founds reference in Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद), Kavya and Mahabharata where this name refers to sleep, sleepiness, slumber or sloth.
Nidra also found to be referred in Naishadh-Charita (नैषध-चरित) and Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) where Nidra denotes to fall asleep. This name also founds mention in the ancient Epic Upnishad (उपनिषद्) where Nidra is used for a mystic letter Bh (भ्).
Nidra founds to be mentioned in Shangdhar-Padhati (शार्ङ्गधर-पद्धति) where this Nidra denotes the budding state of a flower.
Nidra is a bit popular name in the USA. As it is shown in the graph here Nidra was used by 1978 to 1984 by some 5 -15 people per year as the name of their children. Nidra is not a popular name in India.
In our opinion, Nidra is a short name. But meaning is not good as name for the baby.
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