Pushan (Sanskrit पूषन) is an ancient Sanskrit name which literally means sun and earth, the one who nourishes. Pushan is also a name of God Sun as Sun nourishes the whole world.
Mention of Pushan is found in Markendey Puran and Vishnu Puran as name of a Vedic deity and Sun as surveyor of all things and bringer of prosperity. Pushan is also mentioned in Kaadambari (कादम्बरी) and Balramayan (बालरामायण) where this name signifies the God Sun.
Reference of this name is also found in writings of lexicographers like Hemchandra and Amar Singh with meanings like growth, increase and earth.
Pushan is not a very popular name in either USA or India. Pushan is used by less people in India as the name of their children.
Pushan is a short, sweet and stylish name. Pushan has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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