Ancient Sanskrit word Nilay literally refers to home residence or a place to rest. Nilay also refers to den, nest, dwelling place or lair.
Mention of the Sanskrit name Nilay is found in the Mahabharata (महाभारत), Varah-Mihir (वराह-मिहिर) and Kavya literature where this word refers to house, residence, abode or inhabiting. Nilay is also referred in Sir Monier-Williams dictionary in which Nilay means rest or a place to rest. Other meanings of Nilay are home, refuge, haven or a dwelling place.
Nilay is another name of Lord Shiva as he is the Dwelling Place where all beings reside. Also, Nilay is a combination of a Sanskrit word "Nil" means Blue and "Ay" means body.
Nilay is a popular name in the USA as it is shown in the graph above. Nilay is in trend since 1974 and till now this name is used by 5 - 10 people per year as the name of their babies. Nilay is also a popular name in India.
In our opinion Nilay is a nice name with a nice meaning attached to it. Nilay is also a short, sweet and modern name.
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