Sanskrit name Shalu (शालु) is an ancient word which means a sort of perfume. Shalu also refers to a particular fruit coming from the north.
Reference of Shalu is found in various Epics like Varah-Mihir-Brihat-Sanhita (वराह-मिहिर-बृहत्-संहिता) where Shalu is used for a fruit coming from the north. This name is also found to be referred in the writings of lexicographers like Halayudh and Amar Singh where Shalu denotes a sort of perfume or a kind of astringent substance.
Shalu is mentioned in Sir Monier-Williams dictionary where this word refers to frog and an esculent lotus-root.
As we can clearly see in the chart above Shalu is not a popular name in the USA. Shalu is a pretty popular name in India. As per social media records, Shalu is used by more than 750 people in India as the name of their babies.
In our opinion Shalu is a short and sweet name. Shalu also has a nice meaning attached to it.
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