Sankh शंख

  • Suitable for Boy
  • 2 syllables and 5 letters
  • pronounced as zaGkha
  • Hindi (Sanskrit) शंख

Sankh meaning: Auspicious Instrument


Sankh name meaning

Literal meaning of Sankh:

Ancient Sanskrit word Sankh is a kind of conch shell often used as a wind instrument or horn which is found in sea. Sankh is mainly used in auspicious rituals.


Intended meaning of Sankh:

Sankh is found to be referred in Arthav Veda (अथर्व-वेद) where Sankh shows conch shell which is used as a wind instrument.
Sankh is also mentioned in Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Shankh denotes a very high number like a hundred billions. This name also founds reference in Yagyavalakya (याज्ञवल्क्य) where Sankh represents a temporal bone or temple.
Mention of Sankh is found also in writings of lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh in which Sankh is used to denote the elephant's cheek.


Popularity of Sankh

Sankh is a famous name in India as it is an auspicious instrument. However it is used by mere 5 person in India as the name of their baby boys. This is not a popular name in the USA. It is not used by any people of the USA as the name of their babies.

Sankh is a nice and beautiful name for a boy child. It also has some sort of mythological significance in Hindu mythology.

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