Tanka (Sanskrit टंक) is ancient word of Sanskrit origin which literally means leg. Tanka also refers to sword, cash, axe, wrath and wood.
Reference of Tanka is found in Harivansh (हरिवंश), Ramayan (रामायण) and Mricchkatika (मृच्छकटिका) with meanings like spade, hoe, hatchet and stone cutter chisel. Mention of this word is also found in Bhagvat Puran (भागवत पुराण), Mahabharata (महाभारत) and Bhatti-Kavya (भट्टि-काव्य) in which Tanka denotes a peak or edge of a hill.
Tanka is also found to be referenced in Hitopdesh (हितोपदेश) where Tanka is used for a stamped coin. Lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh have also used this word in their writings where Tanka means sword, borax, pride and leg.
As indicated by the US popularity charts, Tanka is a very popular name in the USA and has gained popularity since 1916. Tanka is not a popular name in India, according to the social media profile counts. Here Tanka is used by a mere 131 people in India as the name of their babies.
In our opinion, Tanka is a short and unique name. The baby name Tanka is originated from Hindu literature.
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