Abdullah is a common Arabic name derived from "abd-," the Arabic word for "servant," and the name of Allah. It has several variant transliterations into English, each of which is perfectly acceptable, though some are more common than others. As with man
In Hindu mythology Aditya was the name of 33 of Aditi's children. See Aditi for more information.
Could serve as both a shortened form of the Sanskrit name Ajaya [in which case the first two given origins and meanings would be concerned] and as an extension of the initialism AJ.
Akash is used as a given name, derived from the Hindi/Sanskrit term "Akasha", meaning "upper sky" or ethereal space. The word "Akash" is an important element in Hindu Philosophy. As per the philosophy, there are 5 basic elements that the human body compr
This is the name of the esteemed second Sikh Guru.
Arjun or Arjuna is one of the heroes of the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic. He is one of the Pandava brothers, and known as the 'Peerless Archer' - his archery skills win him the hand in marriage of Draupadi.
Name of Persian origin favored in the Punjabi region of India. Used frequently by those whom are Sikhs.
Arman is most commonly found in English speaking countries as a surname, but it also occurs as a given name. It is from the family of hereditary surnames and signifies a familiar relationship.
Arman also occurs quite frequently in those wit
Arnav joined the US top 1000 for the first time in 2003, and around 200 boys were named Arnav in 2006.
In Hindu mythology one of the names of the sky-god Indra.
Phoenetic spelling of Kajal, used interchangably.
A name of Lord Shiva, referring to His turning of Kamadeva to ash with a look from His third eye of Knowledge.
The name of a warlord in the 'Mahabharata'.
Indian boy name meaning "absorbed", "engrossed".
Magan was also an ancient region which was referred to in Sumerian cuneiform texts of around 2300 BC as a source of copper and diorite for Mesopotamia. The location of Magan is not known with
Rayan actually is a name with many different meanings and associations. It is derivative of the Persian rayhan, but also has a slightly different meaning in Arabic which generally refers to the heavens. In Islam, Rayan is specifically used to describe th
A general name for the mind-born sons of Lord Brahma, among whom Vasishtha is the greatest. The Rishis are the first seers of the Vedas and of the Vedic mantras. Also a name for the Sannyasis who have a right or integral vision of the truth.
Indian and Arabic name meaning "crown", respectively from the Sanskrit and the Persian.
A taj is also a tall conical cap worn by Muslims as a headdress of distinction.
Either an Indian name meaning 'protected by god' or a variant of Alicia.
Feminine form of Amish.
Amiyah entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2003.
Anya is a Russian pet form of the name Anna.
It is also a Sanskrit female name (pronounced 'an-yah') meaning "the inexhaustible".
Bearers include historical fiction author Anya Seton and designer Anya Hindmarch.
Asha is a fairly uncommon name, breaking into the US top 1000 girls' names again in 2006 in 976th place.
Finnish form of Helen. It might also be a variant of Elena.
An Indian name meaning intelligent.
Ida is derived from the Greek root "id," meaning "work."
In Sanskrit it means 'insight' and at the same time refers to planet earth as primary caregiver of all that lives.
Jamir's meaning is unknown and its origin is also sketchy. Could possibly be related to names such as Jabir or Jasir, but this is merely conjecture.
There is much conjecture to what this name means. Many sources say that is is relevant to "heart" or "piece of" the heart. It is conjecture, though and there seems to be no hard and fast etymological line.
Kali is the Hindu triple goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction
Kali (spelled with a "long" a in Sanskrit) is a feminine form of the word "kala," meaning "time". It also means "black". It is a name of the Godess Durga.
From the Sanskrit word (action, effect) used in Hinduism and Buddhism to refer to the principle by which a person's actions in this world determine the fate that awaits him or her after death.
In English the word is sometimes used more loosely to r
Simple spelling for Leila.
As a Sanskrit name, Lila [lee-LAH] was the name of a queen who was enlightened by the Goddess Saraswati.
Comes from the name Malaya, which is a comination of two Tamil words, Malay or Malai (hill) and ur (town); thus meaning "hilltown".
Malika is the female derivation of Malik, a term of Arabic origin used in Persia as the title for a Queen consort (i.e. not ruling, although Islamic tradition does not forbid this to women). Frequently also used as part of a lady's name.
Manisha is associated with the Hindu deity of the mind. It is also a commonly used as a name for girls in India and Nepal. When used in this context, it symbolizes intelligence and desire.
Mira is an Indian name, from the Sanskrit for "prosperous".
It is a short form of any of the names containing the Slavonic element 'meri' (great, famous - from a Latin source, 'mirus' or 'astonishing'). Mira is also commonly bestowed as an
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Muadhnait, a diminutive form of muadh (noble); hence, the meaning "little noble one".
It has sometimes been taken as connected with Greek monos (single, only) or chosen with reference to Leonardo Da Vinci'
From the Sanskrit meaning "beloved (of God)".
Pet form of Margarita, and also a Sanskrit name meaning "righteous".
Although often times this name is referenced as being Sanskrit in origin, there isn't anything to support that it actually does. It is indian in origin, however, although it's true etymology is very cloudy.
Riya is one of the many names of
Respelling of the traditional Saniyya.
The 74th of the Goddess Lakshmi's 108 names.
The consort of Lord Shiva; a name of the Godess Parvati or Uma.
A Sanskrit name that is popular in India and one of the most popular Indian names in the United States.
Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish art deco painter. Tamara or Tammy Faye was an American Christian evangelist.
A name of Devi, the Divine Mother, used in the Tantras.
Sanskrit name meaning "luminous or serene". Uma is also a name of the Goddess Parvati, derived from "U, ma!": "O (child), do not (practice austerities)!"
Also commonly found as a surname. Pronounced like the continent Asia and sometimes used as a hommage to it. Fans of the band Steely Dan might be partial to this name, as it is a name of an album and song of theirs.
Used interchangable for
Akasha is a Hindu or Sanskrit term meaning "upper sky" or ethereal space. It is a common name in India. The word "Akash" comes from Akasha and is an important element in Hindu Philosophy. As per the philosophy, there are 5 basic elements that the human
Amanda is the feminine gerundive of the Latin verb 'amo' (I love) and thus literally means 'she who must be loved'. In the US, Amanda was particularly popular in the 1980s. Amanda can also be a male name which is Sanskrit in origin.
Though Amiya is also a male name, it entered the US top 1000 for girls in 2000.
As a masculine name Ana is the Malayalam for 'elephant'. As a feminine name it is derived from Anna (ultimately Hannah) and used in Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain. It is also used in English-speaking countries.
As a female name the name has origins in Hebrew, Latin and Japanese. In this form it is used in Dutch, Finnish and Swedish. As a male name however, it is Sanskrit in origin and is pronounced slightly different [see second given pronunciation].
Both used for females and males. As a female name Anita is derived from Anna and used in among other languages, English, Finnish, Spanish and Italian.
As a male name it is Sanskrit in origin and used in the Hindu culture for boys.
In a greater part of the world seen as a Latinate form of Hannah and used on females.
On the Indian subcontinent it is considered masculine and derived from the Sanskrit, meaning 'grain'. There was also a king of East Anglia named Anna.
In Hinduism, a son of Krishna and a name of Lakshmi.
Variant of Ziya. The original transciption of the ancient name would have appeared to be this spelling, which is the reason for it. The name is masculine, but for some reason has been used on and is becoming popular for girls.
In the Bible Ira is King David's priest. Popular in the early part of the twentieth century it has since become rare. This is said EYE rah.
It is also used as a female name in Germany and other European countries. This use comes from it be
Irma is a short form of names beginning with "Irm-," which is a Germanic prefix meaning "universal." It is the same prefix from which names like "Emma" are derived as well.
In the West it is seen as a feminine name though as a Hindu name it is ex
The second given pronunciation is used for Jami as a Hindu name.
Jay may also be used as a nickname for names beginning with J, or as a full name independently.
A jay is a type of small bird.
Jay is the name of a character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gasby" (1925).
A name of Devi, the Divine Mother. It is also the 94th name of the Goddess Lakshmi. It is also used in copound names, such as the Indian boy's name Jayaprakash.
Unisex as a Hawaiian name. In this case it is also written with a macron accent (a straight horizontal line) over the second 'a'.
The Sanskrit female name Kala (pronounced with a long final vowel a) is also the name of the Goddess of fine arts, and
"Ray of light" in Sanskrit, especially 'sunbeam' or 'moonbeam'.
Usually a male name.
From the name of the country which became Malaysia.
Malaya is a comination of two Tamil words, Malay or Malai (hill) and ur (town); thus meaning "hilltown".
Next to this it is also in use as a firstname.
Mara is a name that appears in many mythologies.
A Hebrew name meaning "bitter, bitterness", Mara is one with the Biblical figure of Naomi. She changed her name from Naomi (pleasant) to Mara after she suffered the deaths of her husband and
Rohan is a legitimate Sanskrit name, but in English-speaking countries it is often associated with the Riders of Rohan in Tolkien's fantasy 'The Lord of the Rings'. In 2006 it was the 521st most popular boy's name in the US.
The Shasta Indians of the Northwest U.S. gave their name to the famous Mount Shasta.
In the U.S., Shasta is used as a girl's name, and also a popular brand of soda.
As a Sanskrit male name, Shasta means "teacher." It is a nam