Ancient Sanskrit word Vashisht (Sanskrit वासिष्ठ) literally means most excellent. Vashisht also refers to best or most prosperous.
Reference of Vashisht is found in Riga Veda, Brahman (ब्राह्मण), Arthav Veda and Chandogya-Upnishad (छान्दोग्य-उपनिषद्) where it means best, richest or most excellent. Vashisht is a name given to many important persons in various Epics and ancient Bharata.
In Rig Veda, Vashisht means " the most wealthy ", it is name of a celebrated Vedic ऋषि or sage (owner of the " cow of plenty " ), called नन्दिनी, offspring of सुरभि, which by granting all desires made him, as his name implies, master of every वसु or desirable object.
In Mahabharata Vashisht is mentioned as the family priest of solar race and Lord Ram. Vashisht is mentioned in Purans as one of the arrangers of Veda in the Dvapara (द्वापर) age.
Vashisht is not a popular name i neither of the countries. Vashisht is not adopted by any person of the USA as the name of their children. In India also Vashisht is not a very popular name. It is used by some people in India as the name of their children.
Vashisht is a unique name and it has a great meaning attached to it. Vashisht has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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