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.
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.
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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