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Most Popular and Meaningful Indian Names

Baby NamesUpdated October 7, 2022

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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 name for your tiny one, then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you are looking for Indian girl names or Indian boy names, there are many to choose from.

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 Girl Names

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.”

Popular Indian Names for Girls

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

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 Boy Names

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.”

Popular Indian Names for Boys

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

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

There are so many great Indian names to choose from. We hope you were able to add a few of these to your list!

If you are looking for more baby names, try biblical girl namesbiblical boy names, or badass girl names and powerful boy names. Have fun choosing a beautiful name you love for your baby!

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