Vayu (Sanskrit वायु) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which literally means air. Vayu also refers to breath, vital air and God of Wind.
Mention of Vayu is found in Epics like Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद) and Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Vayu is one of the five elements from which human body is made of. This name is also referenced in Eesh-Upnishad (ईश-उपनिषद्) where Vayu refers to the breath or breathing.
Reference of Vayu is also found in Vishnu Puran in which as Lord Vishnu is water of fragrance as the purifying smell of the earth. Lord Vishnu himself approaches all places irrespectively. Vayu is also mentioned in Harivansh (हरिवंश), Saankhyakaarika (सांख्यकारिका) and Vedantsaar (वेदान्तसार) where Vayu signifies wind of the body or the vital air.
Vayu is a very popular name in India. However, Vayu is not adopted many people of the India as the name of their children. Vayu is not a popular name in the USA as it is not adopted by any people of the USA as the name of their kids.
Vayu is a short and beautiful name. Vayu also has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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