Prashant (Hindi: प्रशान्त) is a common Hindu name for boys. The name literally means "tranquillized, calm, quiet, composed, indifferent" Another meaning is auspicious, boni ominis.
Prashant is derived from the word "shanth (शान्त)" which means patience, calm, quiet, or tranquil. There are two theories as to the origin of the name. The first is simply that adding "pra" creates a superlative of "shant", so it can be thought of as meaning "Great Peace". The other is that it is a combination of two words: "Param" + "Shant" = Prashant.
Mention of Prashant (प्रशान्त) is found in Upanisad (उपनिषद्), Manu Smrti and Mahabharata where this word refers to tranquillized, calm, quiet, composed, indifferent. Mention of Prashant (प्रशान्त) is found in Varaha Mihira (वराह मिहिर) where this word refers to auspicious, boni ominis.
Prashant is referred in Mahabharata (महाभारत) and Kavya Literature in which this word means extinguished, ceased, allayed, removed, destroyed, dead.
Name Prashant is quite popular in U.S, it was in 1970 name begun popularising and still it is popular as per we can clearly see in the graph above. According to the data gathered from social networking sites, this name is a pretty popular. Here Prashant is used by more than 15793 people in India as the name of their kids.
As far as we can tell, Prashant is sweet and common name. It also has a nice meaning attached to it. Name Prashant have mythological significance.
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