Name Rajiv (Sanskrit: राजीव) literally means striped in Sanskrit.
Rajiv is an ancient Sanskrit name which has the meaning streaked, striped. Reference of Rajiv (राजीव) found in Mahabharata and Yagyavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य), intending to mean a blue lotus-flower.
In Ramayana, Lord Rama is also referred as "Rajiv Lochan", meaning "one whose eyes are like lotus flowers". Rajiv have described as having quality of Lotus like lotus flower though grown in mud water doesn't accumulate the mud particles onto.
As per Monier Williams dictionary, the name also a name of of the pupil of Vishvanatha (विश्व-नाथ). According to Manusmriti (मनु-स्मृति), Rajiv is a species of fish. Rajiv also refers to a special kind of elephant as per lexicographers.
According to the graph, Rajiv is a very popular name in USA. It is highly popular and used by more than 5000 people in India. As it is shown in the graph this name is popular from 1962 and it is still a name adopted by a large number of people of India as the name of their babies. Rajiv can be spelled as Rajeev is also used by more than 7000 people in India as the name of their babies.
In our opinion Rajiv is a common name. It is also short and sweet. Rajiv also has a nice meaning attached to it.
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