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155 Most Popular and Meaningful Indian Names

Are you pregnant and looking for the perfect Indian girl name or Indian boy name? Here is our list of the most popular names to choose from.

Updated April 15, 2024
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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, 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. Most Indian names have meanings that relate 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 nature names like 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.”

You might also like Monisha, which means “intelligent woman,” or Vanita, which means “woman.”

Popular Indian Names for Girls

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

1. Aditi

2. Adry

3. Ahalya

4. Aja

5. Ajeya

6. Alka

7. Amar

8. Amata

9. Ambar

10. Amulya

11. Anandita

12. Angee

13. Anika

14. Anila

15. Anjali

16. Anju

17. Anuradha

18. Anusha

19. Artha

20. Arya

21. Azha

22. Banita

23. Bhavini

24. Candy

25. Chaaya

26. Chandani

27. Charita

28. Charu

29. Damayanti

30. Darsha

31. Devaki

32. Devi

33. Dhara

34. Disha

35. Divya

36. Diya

37. Drisana

38. Eesha

39. Freya

40. Guaravi

41. Hansika

42. Harshali

43. Indu

44. Ishani

45. Jaya

46. Jiya

47. Kalyani

48. Kalynda

49. Kamala

50. Karishma

51. Lata

52. Lavanya

53. Manasi

54. Monisha

55. Neesha, Nisha, or Nishi

56. Prachi

57. Rashana or Rashanda

58. Riya

59. Saanvi

60. Saira

61. Saleena, Salena, or Salina

62. Sana

63. Shaila, Shalee, or Shaili

64. Shakeela or Shakila

65. Shaleena, Shalena, Shalene, or Shalina

66. Shanta or Shantay

67. Shantai

68. Shantee

69. Shyla or Shylah

70. Soma

71. Tanaia or Tenaya

72. Tanishi

73. Tara

74. Urmi

75. Vanita

76. Vedika

77. Yashi

78. 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.”

You might also 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:

1. Aahan

2. Aakil

3. Aarav

4. Agastya

5. Ajay

6. Ajit

7. Akhilesh or Akilesh

8. Akshay

9. Amartya

10. Amitabh

11. Amrit

12. Anand

13. Ananya

14. Anil

15. Anjay

16. Arun

17. Ashish

18. Ashok

19. Ashwin

20. Avinash

21. Balraj

22. Bharat

23. Bhavesh

24. Chaitanya

25. Chander

26. Chetan

27. Daivik

28. Darsh

29. Davyan

30. Deshad

31. Deshan

32. Deval

33. Devanand

34. Devansh

35. Devendra

36. Devraj

37. Dharma

38. Dhaval

39. Dhruv

40. Diya

41. Eshaan

42. Farhan

43. Farid

44. Gautam

45. Harsha

46. Hitesh

47. Ishaan

48. Ishank

49. Janak

50. Jatin

51. Jivan

52. Johar

53. Kunal

54. Lakshman

55. Lokesh

56. Mahavir

57. Mahesh

58. Milan

59. Nalin

60. Naman

61. Nikhil

62. Nishant

63. Onkar

64. Pradeep

65. Prayan

66. Reyansh

67. Rohan

68. Sahil

69. Sajan

70. Shayan

71. Shivin

72. Tanay

73. Urvish

74. Varun

75. Vivaan

76. Yuvaan

77. 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, badass girl names, and powerful boy names. Have fun choosing a beautiful name you love for your baby!

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