Sanskrit word Vaidya (Sanskrit वैद्य) means a physician or doctor. Vaidya also refers to something relating to or granting to the Vedas.
Mention of Vaidya is found in Aashvalayan-Grihaya-Sutra (आश्वलायन-गृह्य-सूत्र), Katyayan (कात्यायन) and Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) where Vaidya means versed in science or learned. Vaidya is also a name of Lord Vishnu as he is one who known of all lores and all the branches of knowledge.
Reference of Vaidya is also found in the writings of Horace H. Wilson where Vaidya refers to something relating to the Vedas, something relating to medical and a learned man and also refers to one who practising or relating to medicine. This name is also found to be referenced in Mahabharata (महाभारत) and Kavya literature where Vaidya is someone skilled in the art of healing and name of a Rishi (ऋषि) too.
Vaidya is a popular name in India. Vaidya is adopted by more than 200 people in India as the name of their kids. Vaidya is not adopted by any person in the USA as the name of their babies.
Vaidya is a short, sweet and stylish name with a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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