Hindu baby names
All about Hindu baby names
There are many traditional and mythological aspect related to the Hindu names. Hinduism is one of the most diversified religions in the eastern countries. Naming ceremony is one of the most important traditions that are carried by the Hindu families after the birth of the child. It is one of the most important events that take place after few weeks of the new arrival. However, in many western countries the baby is named immediately after its birth.
Most of the traditional families prefer the names that are originated from - mythological epics, names of God/Goddess, ancestral name, Hindu names from zodiac signs and birth star. The date and month plays a vital role in deciding upon the Hindu baby names. Although, with the change of time the preference of traditional names has faded but, there are many Hindu families who go for the Sanskrit Hindu origin names for their new born.
Here are some of the very popular Sanskrit Hindu boy names with the meaning –
· Sahasya - “Mighty”
· Savir – “Leader”
· Akhilesh – “Lord & master”
· Bhupal – “King”
· Antaratma – “The inner Soul”
· Birendra – “King of warriors”
· Ashadhah –“Enabling one to bear everything”
· Bahumalah – “Of infinite manifestations”
· Hiresh – “King of precious stones”
· Chandramauli – “the Moon crowned’
· Kanvar - “Prince”
It is very common practice in most of the Hindu communities to select the baby names from the birth star. There are few letters or syllables that are associated with each star. This reference helps the priest or the elderly member of the family to pick one suitable name for the new born. Here are some of letters to pick Hindu origin names from birth star –
« Aswini - Chu, Che, Cho, La, Chay
« Bharani Lee, Lu, Le, Lo, Li
« Krithika - A, Ee, U, EA, I, E
« Mrigashiras - Ve, Vo, Ka, Ki
« Punarvasu - Ke, Ko, Ha, Hi
« Pushyami - Hu, He, Ho, Da
« Uttara Phalguni - Pi, Pa, Na, Te
« Hastha - Pa, Poo, Ra, Tha
« Chitra - Tu, Thae, Ri, Pe
« Swati - Ru, Re, Ro, Tha, Roo
« Visakha - Te, Tu, Tae, To
« Anuradha - Na, Nee, Noo, Nae
« Jyeshta - No, Ya, Ye, U
« Moola - Yo, Ye, Bhi, Bha
« Sravana - Khi, Khee, So, Ka
« Dhanishta - Ga, Gi, Gu, Ge, Gee
« Sathabisham - Go, Sa, Si, Su, S
« Revathi - De, Do, Cha, Chi
In Hindus, name of Goddess Lakshami is amongst the most popular ones. It is considered the most auspicious Hindu baby girl names as; it is believed to bring wealth and happiness to the family. Some of the famous baby girl Hindu names are - Aditi, Devi, Dhanya, Harini, Indira, Jaya, Prabha and Padmini.
With the changing times even, the preference of stylish modern names has replaced the traditional ones. The reason being, people prefer short and simple names over the longer names (with more syllable) ones. Like – Akash, Abhay, Raj, Rahul, Priya, Khushi, Ria, Disha, Jyoti and many more.
Wish you get a sweet and suitable name of your new born!