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The original list was compiled by Ramnarayan Ragbir. Our special thanks to him!


A

Name Meaning
Aadesh/Adesh command
Abhay a son of Dharma
Abhijit a constellation dear to Hari
Abhimanyu son of Arjuna
Abhinand ----
Abhinav new
Abhishek ceremonial bath
Achyuta a name of Vishnu
Aditya lord of the sun
Agnit ----
Ajatashatru a name of Vishnu
Ajay unconquerable
Ajit undefeated
Akaash/Akash sky
Akshay ever full, eternal
Aktar ----
Alok ----
Alpesh ----
Amal bright, clean, pure
Aman peace
Amar eternal, ever lasting
Ambar sky
Ameer/Amir wealthy
Amit endless
Amitabh ----
Amitava ----
Amol priceless
Amresh ----
Amrit nectar
Amulya priceless
Anand bliss
Anant endless
Anay ----
Angada a son of Lakshmana
Aniket the one for whom the whole world is his home; literally it means homeless.
Anil wind
Anirudhh ----
Ankit a permanent sign or some sort of engraving.
Ankur a young growth on a plant; shoot
Anniruddha son of Pradyummna
Anoop incomparable, the best
Anshul ----
Anshuman ----
Apreet/Aprit ----
Aranyak hermit
Arijit victor over enemies
Arindam victor over enemies
Arjun one of the Pandavas
Arnav the sea
Arun the sun
Arvind ----
Aseem endless
Asher blessed, fortunate
Ashish blessing
Ashok ----
Ashutosh ----
Ashwin name of a star
Ashwini Kumar Twin Gods of medicine
Asija a great sage, brother of Brihaspati
Aspi ----
Asuman lord of vital breaths
Asvathama sun of drona
Asvin (Nasatya and Dasra) gods of medicine
Atharvan knower of the Arthara vedas
Atmajyoti light of Atma
Atul ----
Atulya incomparable, the best
Avinash indestructible
Awadesh ----

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B

Name Meaning
Badrish a name of Lord Shiva
Balavan powerful
Balik ----
Balram brother of Lord Krishna
Basant the Spring
Bejun name of a Persian boy-king
Bharat India, saint's name
Bhaskar sun
Bhavesh ----
Bhavya magnificent
Bhim one of the Pandavas
Bhishma ----
Bhrigu a Prajapati
Bhudev god of the Earth
Bhumesh god of the Earth
Bhumit ----
Bhuvan ----
Brij ----

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C

Name Meaning
Chaitanya life energy, life force
Chandan sandalwood
Chandra moon
Chandrahas ----
Chandrakant ----
Chandrashekhar Lord Shiva
Chapal ----
Charan feet
Charudatta ----
Charuhas ----
Chetan ----
Chirag lighted lamp

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D

Name Meaning
Dahana a Rudra
Darshan ----
Darshit ----
Daruka ----
Dattatreya a son of Atri, a god
Deep a lighted lamp
Deepak a lighted lamp
Deepankar/Dipankar a lighted lamp
Devarsi sage of the Devas
Devendra Lord Indra
Devesh ----
Dhananjay Arjuna
Dharma ----
Dharmavira ----
Dharuna a rishi
Dhatri a son of Vishnu/Lakshmi
Dhruv ----
Dilip a king, ancestor of Rama
Dinesh the Sun
Dinkar the Sun
Divakar the Sun
Divyesh ----
Duranjaya a heroic son
Durjaya difficult to conquer
Durmada ----
Dvimidha ----

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E

Name Meaning
Ekachakra son of Kashyapa
Eknath poet, saint
Eshan in god grace
Ettan (pronounced eettan) breath

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F

Name Meaning
Faizal ----
Falak sky
Farokh ----
Firoz ----

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G

Name Meaning
Gagan the sky
Gajendra elephant king
Ganesh Lord Ganesh
Gaurav ----
Gautam name of Lord Buddha
Geet a song
Girish Lord of Mountains
Gopal Lord Krishna
Guha Hunter King. Friend of Rama
Gul ----
Gyanesh God of wisdom i.e. Ganesh

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H

Name Meaning
Harish ----
Harsh joy
Harshad the one who gives joy
Harshil joyful
Harshish ----
Harshit joyful
Hemal ----
Hemant name of a season
Hemendra ----
Hesh ----
Hitendra ----
Hitesh ----
Hormaz ----
Hormazdyaar ----
Hoshedar (Hoshi) ----

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I

Name Meaning
Iravan son of Arjuna/Uloopi
Indra Lord Indra
Indrajeet ----
Indranil ----
Ishan same as Eshan

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J

Name Meaning
Jaidev ----
Jamshed ----
Jasmin ----
Jatin ----
Jayant victorious, a Rudra
Jeevan life
Jimuta one of 108 names of the Sun God
Jitendra ----
Jitesh ----
Jivana one of 108 names of the Sun God
Junaid warrior

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K

Name Meaning
Kailash name of a mountain
Kalidas the poet, musician
Kalpanath ----
Kamadev god of love
Kamal lotus flower
Kamalesh ----
Kanak Gold
Kapil name of a rishi
Karan eldest son of Kunti
Kartik/Karthik god; a star in astrology
Kartikeya Subramanyam, Skanda, son of Shiva and Parvati
Kasturi Rangan a name of the Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam
Kavi poet
Keegan little fiery one
Keshav Lord Krishna's name
Ketan ----
Ketul ----
Kirit crown, tiara
Kishore ----
Kowstubh/ Koustubh an ornament around Lord Vishnu's neck
Kripa name of a rishi
Krishna Lord Krishna
Kulvir ----
Kunal ----
Kusagra a king
Kush son of Rama
Kushan ----

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L

Name Meaning
Lalit ----
Leeladhar ----
Lokesh ----

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M

Name Meaning
Madan ----
Madhav Krishna
Madhukar literally bumble bee, otherwise one who seeks goodness in everything.
Madhusudhana Krishna
Mahabala strength
Mahavira son of Priyavrata
Mahesh ----
Maitreya disciple of sage Parasara
Manavendra ----
Mandhatri prince
Mangesh ----
Manik ruby
Manish ----
Manohar beautiful
Manoj Cupid
Manu ----
Markandeya a sage
Matanga sage, advisor to Devi Lalita
Meherwan ----
Mehul A derivative of Mukul
Merezban ----
Mihir ----
Milind name of Lord Krishna
Mitesh ----
Mohan charming
Mohit ----
Mukesh ----
Mukul ----
Mukunda name of Lord Krishna

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N

Name Meaning
Nabendu ----
Nachik A short form of Nachiketa
Nachiketa ----
Nagaraja King Cobra
Nagarjuna ----
Nakul ----
Namdev poet, saint
Nanda ----
Nandin the delightful, follower of Shiva
Narayana Vishnu
Naresh king
Narsi poet, saint
Nartana makes others dance
Naveen new
Navin same as Naveen
Neel blue
Neeraj lotus flower
Nehal friendship
Nihar mist, fog, dew
Nikhil complete, whole
Nilesh ----
Nimai Chaitanya
Niraj lotus flower
Niramitra son of pandava Sahadeva
Niranjan ----
Nirav quiet, peaceful
Nishant ----
Nitesh ----
Nitin ----
Nitish ----
Nitya-Sundara good-looking

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O

Name Meaning
Omarjeet ----

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P

Name Meaning
Pallab ----
Pandya ----
Pankaj lotus flower
Parag pollens in a flower
Paramartha great entity
Partha name of Arjuna
Pavan/Pawan wind
Phalgun A month in Hindu Calander
Piyush amrit
Prabu The Lord
Prabhakar cause of lustre
Prabhu The Lord
Pradeep light
Prakash light
Pramath ----
Pramod joy, happiness
Pramsu A scholar
Pranav the word Aum
Pranesh God of Life
Prasanth ----
Prasata father of Draupad
Prashant ----
Prasoon ----
Prasanna cheerful
Praveen same as Pravin
Pravesh entry
Pravir ----
Prayag ----
Preetish ----
Prem love
Prithu first Ksatriya, son of Vena
Privrata son of Satarupa
Priyank ----
Pulkit ----
Pundarik white in colour
Puranjay ----
Purujit conqueror of many
Purvagna ----
Pusan a sage
Puskara ----

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R

Name Meaning
Raghav name of Lord Rama
Raghunandan name of Lord Rama
Rahul son of Buddha
Raivata a Manu
Raj ----
Raja king
Rajan king
Rajeev lotus flower
Rajesh king
Rajiv lotus flower
Rajkumar prince
Rakesh ----
Ram Lord Rama
Ramesh name of Lord Vishnu
Raman ----
Ramanuja a saint
Ranjan ----
Rantidev devotee of Narayana
Ravi sun
Ravindra ----
Rayomand ----
Ripudaman victor over enemies
Rish ----
Rishabh Re ,The second tone in the octave.
Rishi sage
Ritvig ----
Ritvij ----
Rohan sandalwood
Rohit red color, a large, beautiful fish
Roshan illuminated
Ruchir ----
Rupesh ----
Rustom ----

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S

Name Meaning
Sachin ----
Sagar sea
Sahadev prince
Sahil ----
Saket ----
Saleel water
Samat ----
Samir/Sameer wind
Sampath ----
Samrat king
Samudra lord of the Ocean
Sanat ancient
Sandeep lighted lamp
Sandesh message
Sandy ----
Sanjay ----
Sanjeev long-lived
Sanjiv same as Sanjeev
Sanjog ----
Sankara ----
Santosh ----
Sapan ----
Sarang ----
Sarasvan ----
Sarat ----
Saswata ----
Satayu brother of Amavasu and Vivasu
Satrujit a son of Vatsa
Satvik compassionate
Satyaki Pandava's uncle
Satyavrat king
Satyen ----
Saunak boy sage
Saurabh wind
Senajit ----
Shailesh name of Lord Shiva
Shailendra name of Lord Shiva
Shaival related to Lord Shiva
Shalabh ----
Shalin ----
Shankar Lord Shiva
Shantanu name of a king
Sharad name of a season
Sharan protection
Shashank the Moon
Shashwat ever lasting
Shirish ----
Shishir indian name of Winter season
Shiv Lord Shiva
Shreyas better
Shvetank ----
Siddhant a principle
Siddharth a name of Buddha
Sohum god is in me
Sridhar god; Lord Krishna
Srikant god
Srinath god
Srinivas god; Lord Vishnu
Sriram god; Lord Rama
Subhash one who speaks nice
Subodh ----
Sudarshan same as Sudarsana
Sudesh a son of Krishna
Sudeva good Deva
Sudhansu moon
Sudhir ----
Sugriva name of a King in Ramayana
Sukarman reciter of 1000 Samhitas
Sukumar tender
Sumantu Atharva Veda was assigned to him
Sumit ----
Sundar beautiful
Sunil ----
Surendra name of God
Suresh name of God
Surya the sun
Suryakant ----
Suvrata ----
Swagat welcome
Swpnil one who lives in a dreamworld
Swayam god Himself

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T

Name Meaning
Taksa a son of Bharata
Tapan ----
Tapesh ----
Tarang ripple
Tarun young
Tehmul ----
Tej ----
Tilak ----
Trisanu ----
Tushar a droplet

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U

Name Meaning
Udit ----
Ulhas joy, happiness
Upendra an element
Urjavaha of the Nimi dynasty
Uttam 3rd Manu
Uttanka ----

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V

Name Meaning
Vairaja son of Virat
Vaninadh Husband of Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge)
Variya excellent one
Varun lord of the waters
Vasant The Spring season
Vasava Indra
Vaspan (Vaspaan) ----
Vasu ----
Vasudev Lord Vishnu
Vasuman born of fire
Vedanga vedas
Veer brave
Vidvan scholar
Vijay success
Vikas growth
Vikram glorious king
Vikrant ----
Vimal ----
Vinay good behavior
Vineet ----
Vinod ----
Vipin ----
Vipul ----
Viraj ----
Virasana ----
Virat supreme being
Vishal huge
Vishnu Lord Vishnu
Visvajit one who conquers the universe
Visvakarman architect, son of Yogasiddha
Visvayu brother of Amavasu and Satayu
Viswanath ----
Vishvatma universal soul
Vivek ----

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W

Name Meaning
Waman name of an incarnation of Lord Vishnu

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Y

Name Meaning
Yash success
Yashodhan ----
Yashodhar ----
Yashovarman ----
Yashpal ----
Yogendra ----
Yogesh ----
Yudhajit ----
Yudhishthir Dharma Putra, one of the Pandava's
Yuvaraj prince
Yuvakumar ----

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Z

Name Meaning
Zahin ----
Zev ----
Zuben ----
Zubin ----

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