Sanskrit girl name Shweta (श्वेता) means one of the seven tongues of fire. Shweta (श्वेता) is a feminine name for Shweta / Shwet (श्वेत). Also Shwet means "white" in Sanskrit. The name originates from the Sanskrit language but is more often used as a Telugu name.
Shweta (श्वेता) finds to be mentioned in Grhyasamgraha (गृह्यासंग्रह) where Shweta is used for one of the seven tongues of Fire.
Shweta finds reference in Lexicographers, esp. such as Amarasimha, Halayudha, Hemacandra with meaning a small white shell, cowry. It also means Crystal, alum, white or candied sugar, bamboo-manna. Shweta is referred in Sushruta (सुश्रुत) and Varaha Brhat Sanhita in which this word means name of of various plants.
Mention of Shweta is found in Upanisad (उपनिषद्) in which Shweta means a mystical term for the letter Sa. Mention of Shweta is found in Rajatarangini (राजतरंगिणी) where Shweta refers to of a Princess. Shweta (श्वेता) finds to be mentioned in Mahabharata (महाभारत) and Ramayana where Shweta is used for the mother of the elephant Shweta. And also the name of one of the matrus attendant on Skanda.
As we can see in the graph above Shweta is a somewhat popular name in the USA. Shweta is used by about 197 people in the USA as the name of their babies. Shweta is a popular name in India, according to the social media profile count. Shweta is used by more than 3849 people in India as the name of their kids.
The Hindu baby name Shweta is short, sweet and common. Shweta is a very good name from the Sanskrit origin with good meaning attached to it. Shweta has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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