Pandit (Sanskrit पण्डित) is an ancient name of Sanskrit origin which literally means wise, learned or scholar. Pandit also refers to philosopher and a clever person.
Mention of ancient Sanskrit name Pandit is found in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण), Panini (पाणिनि), Upnishad (उपनिषद्) and Mahabharata (महाभारत) with meanings like shrewd, wise, clever, learned, skillful and conversant with. Pandit also founds reference in Kavya literature in which this word means scholar, teacher or philosopher.
Sanskrit name is also used to describe Lord Shiva as the Divine Scholar who realizes things indirectly. Pandit is also mentioned in Harivansh (हरिवंश) where this word is used for a Brahman changed into an antelope.
As we can clearly see, Pandit is a popular name in India. Pandit is used by nearly 750 people in India as per social media records. Pandit is not a popular name in the USA.
Pandit is a mythological Sanskrit name, but it is little old style name.
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