Purusha (पुरुष) is a masculine first name in India that literally means friend and soul or spirit in Sanskrit. Another meaning is the pupil of the eye, the conscious principle, the supreme being or the spirit.
Purusha finds reference in Rig Veda (ऋग् वेद) with meaning a man, male, human being and also the primaeval man as the soul and original source of the universe. Mention of Purusha is found in Atharva Veda (अथर्व वेद) in which Purusha means the Supreme Being or Soul of the universe.
Purusha finds reference in Bhagavata Purana (भागवत पुराण) in which Purusha is the name of a son of Manu Chaksusa (मनु चाक्षुष) and one of the 18 attendants of the sun. Purusha finds mention in Lexicographers, esp. such as Amarasimha, Halayudha, Hemacandra where Purusha is the name of of mount Meru (मेरु).
The baby name, Purusha is another name for Lord Ganesha as a supporter of mankind who is the Ultimate Reality, the One Truth.
The 14th and 406th names of Lord Vishnu as listed in the Vishnu Sahasranama as a person and the supreme Spirit residing in and pervading everything.
As per USA popularity chart is not shown, name Purusha is not popular in the USA. In the social media network, the name Purusha is rarely used.
The Hindu baby name Purusha is a sweet and rare. Purusha also has good meaning attached to it. It has variously been used to refer to a number of mythological figures, including Vishnu and Ganesh in Hinduism. It is apparently very difficult to pronounce - particularly for non Indians.
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