Vaishnav is a Sanskrit name which means worshiper of Lord Vishnu. (Sanskrit: वैष्णव)
Vaishnav is a ancient Sanskrit word found in Taittiriya-Sanhita (तैत्तिरीय-संहिता), Vaishnav refers to relating to Lord Vishnu, belonging to lord Vishnu, devoted to lord Vishnu, consecrated to Lord Vishnu, worshiping Lord Vishnu, worshiper of Lord Vishnu.
As per Monier Williams 'Religious Thought and Life in India', which means a person or group of person who are devotee of Lord Vishnu (विष्णु), group of people who believe in Lord Vishnu than any other God, people who take great pleasure in worshiping Lord Vishnu(विष्णु), a person who leads his/her life following the path shown by Lord Vishnu.
Another meaning of Vaishnav are a kind of mineral found underground, a person who does various works of the Vishnu-Purana (विष्णु-पुराण). Also Vaishnav was name of the नक्षत्रश्रवण (naxatrashravaNa) presided over by विष्णु and name of सोम who was lord of the आप्सरसs (aapsarasas).
Vaishnav is a raer name in USA. It is adopted by only few people as name of their children in USA. Vaishnav started gaining uesed in USA in the year 2009. The name Vaishnav is also unique in India. only few hundreds of people have kept the name of their child as Vaishnav.
In our opinion Vaishnav is a classical name. Vaishnav is associated with Lord Vishnu and it has a great mythological significance.
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