Sanskrit boy name Nishan (Sanskrit निशान) literally refers sharpening, whetting, observing and perceiving.
The name Nishan (also transliterated as Nishan, Neeshan or Nishaan) is one of the ancient Indian names and is derived from the Sanskrit roots "Ni" and "Shan". "Ni" means "into" and "Shan" means "sharpen". Together, they indicate sharpening. Mention of Nishan is found in Dhatupatha (धातुपाठ) and Vopadeva in which Nishan means sharpening, whetting. Mention of Nishan is found in Sushruta (सुश्रुत) and Lexicographers, esp. such as Amarasimha, Halayudha, Hemacandra where Nishan refers to observing, perceiving.
As we can see in the graph above Nishan is a somewhat popular name in the USA. Nishan is used by about 255 people in the USA as the name of their babies. As per social media records, Nishan and it's alternate spellings are not that popular in India. Here Nishan is used by less than 338 people in India as the name of their children.
In our opinion, Nishan is the sweet and common name. Nishan is also a nice name and it has a nice meaning attached to it. Nishan also has some sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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