Rahul राहुल

  • Suitable for Boy
  • Easy to pronounce
  • 3 syllables and 5 letters
  • pronounced as rAhula
  • Hindi (Sanskrit) राहुल

Rahul meaning: Capable

Rahul name meaning

Literal meaning of Rahul:

Rahul (Hindi: राहुल) is a common Hindu name for boys. The name literally means "able, efficient, given by Rahu." It also means fetter.
It is also referred as "conqueror of all miseries" in the Upanishads.
The name originates from the Sanskrit language but is more often used as a Bengali name.

Intended meaning of Rahul:

Mention of the Sanskrit name Rahul is found in Pravara texts (प्रवर texts) in which this word refers to Name of a man. Rahul is also attributed to the Buddha, who named his son Rahul as he felt that family ties could be an obstacle in the path to renunciation and nirvana. Mention of Rahul is found in Buddhist literature where Rahul refers to of a minister.
Rahul is referred in Vishnu Purana (विष्णु पुराण) in which this word means the son of Suddhodana.

Popularity of Rahul

US Popularity Trend for Rahul

As we can clearly see in the graph above, Rahul is a popular name in the USA. Rahul is in trend since 1966, where Rahul was used by 5 to 196 people per year as the name of their kids. According to the data gathered from social networking sites, this name is a pretty popular. Here Rahul is used by more than 28132 people in India as the name of their kids.

Name Rahul is sweet and common. If you are looking for name with good meaning, then Rahul is a good option. Rahul also has some sort of mythological significance attached to it.

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