Pandu (Sanskrit पाण्डु) is an ancient Sanskrit name which literally means white or pale.
Pandu finds reference in Shatapatha Brahmana, Mahabharata and Kavya Literature where this word refers to yellowish white, white or pale. Reference of Pandu is found in the Mahabharata (महाभारत), Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद) and Harivansh (हरिवंश) where Pandu is the name of Brother of Dhritrashtra and the father of Pandavas.
Pandu is also found to be referred in Vishnu Puran where Pandu is the name of a son of Dhatri (धात्रि) by Aayati (आयती). Mention of this name is also found in Sir Monier-Williams dictionary in which Pandu is used for a white elephant.
Pandu also founds reference in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) and Kavya literature where Pandu means white colour.
Pandu is a pretty popular name in India. According to the graph shown here Pandu is used by more than 900 people in India as the name of their kids. Pandu is not a popular name in the USA as Pandu is not used by any person there as the name of their kids.
Pandu is a common and an old name with a nice meaning. Pandu is also a short, sweet and stylish name. Pandu also has some sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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