Sanskrit name Shikhar (Sanskrit: शिखर) literally means peak or top.
Sanskrit word Shikhar is a name of a man as per mentioned in Kathaasaritsagara (कथासरित्सागर). Reference of Shikhar found in Meghaduta (मेघदूत), used as something spiked with a triangular shape or something pointed.
According to Mahabharata, word Shikhar means peak like a peak of mountain, a top position or to be in a successful place or edge of a sword. Also Shikhar refers to top of a hill, which is generally pointed or spiked. In Ramayana Shikhar was a name of a mythical club (गदा) or name of a mythical weapon (अस्त्र).
Shikhar also refers to bud of an Arabian flower Jasmine. Shikhar is also the name of a gem stone which is much like ruby diamond mentioned in one of Lexicographers. Shikhar also shows a special position of fingers of hand. Shikhar also denotes end of a object, or end of a path.
As it is clearly shown in the figure that the name Shikhar has been used by only few people in the USA. This name has been used by more than 500 people in India also. Shikhar is name rarely chosen by people for their babies.
In our opinion Shikhar is a Sanskrit name derived from Sanskrit word Shikhar. But Shikhar have a beautiful and unique meaning.
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