Sanskrit word Vinata (विनता) literally refers to a sort of basket. Vinata also refers to humble or one who bows.
Mention of Vinata is found in Mahabharata (महाभारत) in which Vinata is one of Kashap's (कश्यप's) wives and mother of Suparn, Aruna and Garuda (सुपर्ण, अरुण and गरुड).
Vinata is also found to be referred in the Epic Ramayan (रामायण) where Vinata is name of a Rakshashi (राक्षसी) or a female monster. This word is also found to be referred in the Epic Sushrut (सुश्रुत) and Charak (चरक) where Vinata refers to an abscess on the back or abdomen accompanying diabetes. Reference of Vinata is also found to be referred in Grihaya-Sutra (गृह्य-सूत्र) where Vinata means a girl with bandy legs.
Vinata is not a popular name in either USA or India. As per social media, Vinata is used by less than 20 people in India as the name of their kids.
The Hindu baby name Vinata is unique and easy to pronounce for non Indians. But Vinata have negative significance in Hindu mythology.
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