According to mythology, the boy Rahu (originally Sanskrit) means seizer. Another meaning is eclipse or the moment of the beginning of an occultation or obscuration.
Rahu finds mention in Atharva Veda (अथर्व वेद) where Rahu is the name of of a Daitya (दैत्य) or demon who is supposed to seize the sun and the moon and thus cause eclipses. Rahu is referred in Varaha Brhat Sanhita (बृहत् संहिता) in which this word means an eclipse or (rather) the moment of the beginning of an occultation or obscuration.
Rahu is found in the thousand names of Ganesha, where this name referred as the Planet Rahu.
Rahu is not at all a popular baby name in the USA. In the social media network, the name Rahu is not commonly used. Here it is used by 121 people as the name of their children.
In our opinion, Rahu is short, sweet and unique name. But it has negative meaning in Hindu Mythology. Rahu is short and easy to pronounce to non Indian, so Rahu might get popular in next few years.
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