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Most Popular and Meaningful Indian Baby Names

Baby NamesOctober 6, 2021
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by Lauren Flake

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One of the most exciting parts of having a baby is choosing your child’s name! If you are pregnant or adopting and considering an Indian baby name for your tiny one, then you’ve come to the right place! Some parents choose to honor their family heritage with their baby’s name. Do you or your partner have any Indian roots? There are many beautiful Indian baby names with equally beautiful meanings to choose from. Most Indian names have meanings relating to nature and/or the Hindu or Vedic faith. The popular Indian names we’ve compiled below are fairly diverse in origin. They are Arabic, English, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Norse, Sanskrit, Persian, and Urdu. Indian Baby Names Indian Baby… Read More

One of the most exciting parts of having a baby is choosing your child’s name! If you are pregnant or adopting and considering an Indian baby name for your tiny one, then you’ve come to the right place!

Some parents choose to honor their family heritage with their baby’s name. Do you or your partner have any Indian roots?

There are many beautiful Indian baby names with equally beautiful meanings to choose from. Most Indian names have meanings relating to nature and/or the Hindu or Vedic faith. The popular Indian names we’ve compiled below are fairly diverse in origin. They are Arabic, English, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Norse, Sanskrit, Persian, and Urdu.

Indian Baby Names

Indian Baby Names for Girls

Political junkie? You might consider Kamala, of Madam Vice President Kamala Harris fame, which means “lotus.”

Do you love nature and the outdoors? You might consider Aja, which means “goat;” Indu, which means “moon;” Lata, which means “beautiful vine;” Neesha, Nisha, or Nishi, which mean “night;” Shaila, Shalee, or Shaili, which mean “river;” Shanta or Shantay, which mean “stone;” or Shyla or Shylah, which mean “daughter of the mountain.”

Maybe you want to choose a religious name for your daughter? You might consider Anusha, which means “He (God) has favored me,” Devi, which means “goddess,” or Freya, which means “beloved, noble, Goddess of Love.”

Want something elegant for your little girl? Try Candy, which means “sweet,” Shakeela or Shakila, which means “beautiful,” or Shaleena, Shalena, Shalene, or Shalina, which means “modest.”

Or you might like Monisha, which means “intelligent woman,” or Vanita, which simply means “woman.”

Here are a few of the most popular Indian baby girl names in alphabetical order:

Popular Indian Baby Names for Girls

Aditi
Adry
Ahalya
Aja
Ajeya
Alka
Amar
Amata
Ambar
Amulya
Anandita
Angee
Anika
Anila
Anjali
Anju
Anuradha
Anusha
Artha
Arya
Azha
Banita
Bhavini
Candy
Chaaya
Chandani
Charita
Charu
Damayanti
Darsha
Devaki
Devi
Dhara
Disha
Divya
Diya
Drisana
Eesha
Freya
Guaravi
Hansika
Harshali
Indu
Ishani
Jaya
Jiya
Kalyani
Kalynda
Kamala
Karishma
Lata
Lavanya
Manasi
Monisha
Neesha, Nisha, or Nishi
Prachi
Rashana or Rashanda
Riya
Saanvi
Saira
Saleena, Salena, or Salina
Sana
Shaila, Shalee, or Shaili
Shakeela or Shakila
Shaleena, Shalena, Shalene, or Shalina
Shanta or Shantay
Shantai
Shantee
Shyla or Shylah
Soma
Tanaia or Tenaya
Tanishi
Tara
Urmi
Vanita
Vedika
Yashi
Zoya

Indian Baby Names for Boys

Do you love nature? You might like Aahan, which means “dawn sunrise, first ray of light;” Arun, which means “dawn, sun;” Ishaan, which means “the sun;” Ishank, which means “peak of the Himalayas;” Nalin, which means “lotus;” or Reyansh, which means “part of the sun, ray of light.”

Maybe you want to choose a religious name for your son? You might consider Devansh, which means “part of God;” Lokesh, which means “God, Lord of the World;” Onkar, which means “God is only one;” Urvish, which means “king, Lord of the Earth;” or Varun, which means “water god.”

Or you might consider Zain, which means “beauty and grace, friend, beloved, God is gracious.”

Want to give your son a name worthy of a warrior? Consider Farid, which means “exceptional, unequaled,” Mahesh, which means “great ruler,” or Sahil, which means “leader.”

Or you might like Aarav, which means “peaceful, wisdom, calming sound,” Farhan, which means “joyful, happy,” or Manasi, which means “deep intellect.”

Here are a few of the most popular Indian baby boy names in alphabetical order:

Popular Indian Baby Names for Boys

Aahan
Aakil
Aarav
Agastya
Ajay
Ajit
Akhilesh or Akilesh
Akshay
Amartya
Amitabh
Amrit
Anand
Ananya
Anil
Anjay
Arun
Ashish
Ashok
Ashwin
Avinash
Balraj
Bharat
Bhavesh
Chaitanya
Chander
Chetan
Daivik
Darsh
Davyan
Deshad
Deshan
Deval
Devanand
Devansh
Devendra
Devraj
Dharma
Dhaval
Dhruv
Diya
Eshaan
Farhan
Farid
Gautam
Harsha
Hitesh
Ishaan
Ishank
Janak
Jatin
Jivan
Johar
Kunal
Lakshman
Lokesh
Mahavir
Mahesh
Milan
Nalin
Naman
Nikhil
Nishant
Onkar
Pradeep
Prayan
Reyansh
Rohan
Sahil
Sajan
Shayan
Shivin
Tanay
Urvish
Varun
Vivaan
Yuvaan
Zain

Want more baby names? Check out Greek baby names, or Scandinavian baby names (You’ll recognize Freya on that list!) for your new bundle of joy.