Selecting a name for newborns (Namakaran) is one of the most important rituals in Hindu Dharma, which is usually held on the 12th day of the child’s birth. The naming involves family tradition/customs as well as a religious practice, and that’s why this ceremony is taken very seriously in Hindu culture.

These days people not only seek after the nice name but the names with good meaning too. Thus, in association with the child’s birth chart (Kundali in Vedic astrology), a Sanskrit alphabet will be chosen as the first letter of the child’s name and the family are to decide on the name starting with that specific alphabet. All these steps are to make sure that the name is lucky for the child.

Hindu Baby Boy Names

Hindu Names for Baby Boys

Frequently taking the gods’ and goddesses’ names is said to be more auspicious and therefore, parents seek the unique names with such positive and special meaning behind them. Thus, this article will help you to choose a wide variety of names for your baby boys along with their meanings, to make this important step of your life a little bit easier.

1Aadesh command
2Aadhar brilliant like sun
3Aadiv delicate
4Aatreya container of glory
5Adarsa ideal; perfection
6Adhira moon
7Adhithiyaanother name for sun god surya
8Agnifire
9Alokavision; sight
10Aahan dawn; sunrise
11Aakesh lord of the sky
12Aakil intelligent; smart
13Aanan appearance; face
14Aarush first ray of sun
15Aarav peaceful
16Adith lord of the sun
17Anilwind
18Aakash sky
19Anish supreme
20Anvayjoined; integration
21Arit praised
22Arpit to donate
23Atharv knowledge
24Atith to exceed
25Ayaan gift of god
26Aadarsh ideal
27Aadeep light; spiritual
28Aadhav ruler
29Aadhi earth; first god
30Aadijay the first victory
31Aadir origin; beginning
32Aakar shape
33Aakav shape
34Aamiramply settled; civilized
35Aarnavocean; air
36Aaron high mountain
37Aasif forgiveness; strong
38Aastik who has faith in god
39Aayushman blessed with long life
40Abhav Lord Shiva
41Abhaya fearless
42Abhinash actor
43Abhijeetvictorious
44Abhimanyubrave; intelligent
45Abhinaash indestructible
46Anay Lord Vishnu
47Aditya another name for sun god Surya
48Aarush first ray of sun
49Aakav shape
50Aarav peaceful; calm
51Advik unique; exclusive
52Anmol precious; valuable
53Arnav ocean
54Aryan noble; high born
55Balveer powerful
56Badal cloud
57Brahma priest
58Buddha enlightened one
59Darshto see; to perceive
60Devanshpart of god
61Daksheshruler of Daksha
62Dalajitthe conqueror of forces
63Damangentle
64Darshakspectator
65Darshalprayer of god
66Darshishstrong; powerful
67Devgod
68Dayabird of prey
69Dharmaultimate law of things
70Dheerajemperor
71Deepeshlord of light
72Deeplight
73Dhirenstrong one
74Dhrishvision
75Dhyanameditation
76Dipanshuray of light
77Dipenlord of the lamp
78Dipesh:lord of light
79Devakgod
80Devinfawn; poet
81Dhirwise
82Dhruvpole star; immovable
83Darshsight; handsome
84Darpaninducing pride
85Divitimmortal
86Ekarajemperor
87Ekanshwhole; complete
88Falanfruitful
89Farhajoy
90Fitanintelligence
91Gautambright light
92Gaganheavenly sky
93Gahanthe lord of Gracious
94Gandhisun
95Girishlord of the mountain
96GirikLord Shiva; heart of gods
97Gayanthe air; singing
98GirirajLord of mountains
99Grahishlord of planets
100Guhanlord murugan
101Gopalcow herd
102Galavto worship
103Gauravpride
104GirikLord Shiva
105Hakshbrightness
106Hansikone of the many names of Lord Shiva
107HarenLord Shiva
108Harijdissolve
109Harijafair haired; blonde
110Harilion
111HarithSurya’s horse; lion; green color
112HarjasGod’s praise
113Harmansoldier; army
114Harshiljoyful
115Harizhorizon
116Harithlion; green color
117HarishLord Shiva
118Hridayaheart
119Harshithappy; joyous
120Ibhananelephant faced
121Ibhyapossessor of many servants
122Ihaanleader; pioneer
123Ihitprize; honor
124IjayLord Vishnu
125Ikshineyes
126Ilantree
127Inapure; variant
128Indrasplendid
129IrajLord Hanuman
130Ishatsuperior
131Irithof wind Scent
132IrishVishnu
133IshLord Vishnu
134Ivangift of god
135IbhanLord Ganesh
136IshanSon; Lord of Wealth
137Jayvictory
138Jagaduniverse
139Jaganself-confident
140Jagroopbeauty of the world
141Jaidenvictory
142JaineelVictory over gems
143JaipalLord Brahma
144Jairajvictorious ruler
145Jaisalfamous folk
146Jaisanvariant of Jason
147JakshLord of Kuber
148JaisalFamous folk
149Jambhajaws
150Jarnumoon
151Jatayudivine bird in Ramayana
152Jatinthe auspicious one
153Javinquick; fleet
154Jayadpure; genuine
155JayrajLord of Victory
156Jeshanclear
157Jimitwin others’ heart
158Jishnuvictorious
159Janithborn
160JyanshuLord Hanuman
161Jigyanshufull of curiosity
162Jivajfull of life
163Jugnufireflies
164Juhitbrightness
165Jyranlost love
166Jagatworld
167Jatinthe auspicious one
168Joshitpleased; delighted
169KajishLord Vinayagar
170Kaksapatortoise
171Kalaptotality; bundle; moon
172Kalasapot
173Kalingaone who knows about arts and skills
174Kalithunderstood
175Kalmasaa form of Agni
176Kalpaka heavenly tree
177Kandanseparating the chaff from the grain in a mortar or act of threshing
178Kanjlord brahma
179Kansadesire
180KashikShinning one, brilliant
181Kasyagold; dried grass
182Kavinbeauty; grace
183Keratpure work
184Keyaflower
185Komanking
186Kumarayouthful
187Kunagood character
188Kushhappiness
189Kundangold; pure
190Kiranray of light
191Lajjakmodesty
192LakhanLord Rama’s brother
193Lakitbeautiful
194Laksaaim; object
195Lalipprophet
196Lalithappy
197Lagan:dedication
198LinganGod of Sivan
199Lemartalent one
200Lohitred; made of copper; mars
201Kaanishkancient king; small
202Kabirmagnificent; great
203KahanLord Krishna
204Karanhelper; companion
205Kiranray of light
206Kanhalord Krishna
207Kunallotus
208Lakshaim
209Lakshaytarget
210Mahirindra; the sun
211Maarirain; god
212Madanagod of love
213Madhupattraction
214MaganCompetent
215Maheshgreat ruler
216MohitGanesh; impression of others
217Milanunion; gracious
218Manishthe god of the mind
219Mokshsalvation
220Madhavlike honey
221Manbir:brave at heart
222Mayanillusion
223Nakulson
224Namanbe kind
225Nayanthe eye
226Nitinmorality
227Neerajlotus
228Nareshaking
229Nitishfollower of correct path
230Naveennew; fresh; young
231Niteshfollower of the correct way
232Neerwater
233Ninitgift of god
234Nihaljoyous/ successful
235Onirshining
236Omthe sacred
237Parthason of pritha
238ParmeshLord Vishnu
239Parikshitfragrance
240Piyushnectar; milk
241Prayaseffort
242Prabhumaster; prince
243Prajwalshining
244Praveenskilled; trained
245Punyavirtuous; good work
246Praheelhappiness
247Pratikimage or symbol of god
248Pranavsacred
249Punitpure
250Puravchanting voice from east at sunrise
251Raghavlord Rama
252Rajking; royal
253Rahulconqueror of all miseries
254Ranveerhero of battle
255Rishigreat yogi
256Rujalsimple; mermaid
257RupeshLord of beauty
258Raghatype of singing
259RayaanLord Vishnu
260Rishigreat yogis
261Rohanascending
262Roshanlight; splendid
263Rijillove
264Ronitsong; chant
265Rudrathe roarer
266Sakashillumination
267Samakshone who is near
268Sampurnawhole’ eternity
269Sauryasun; brave
270Sashankmoon
271SashwatLord Shiva
272Subodhgood knowledge; sound advice
273Sunildark; very blue
274Suryasun
275Sahilguide/ leader
276Sanketsignal
277Saketheaven
278Shivone of the supreme God
279Siddharthaaccomplished
280Sanketsignal
281Shrutknown; glorious
282Srianshwealth
283Sujalpure water of lotus
284Sukulsprung from a noble family
285Swapnildreamy; dreamlike
286Subhashwho is good at speech
287Swarnimgolden
288SatishGod of truth
289Satyanmighty
290Umangdesire
291Udarshbrimming
292Utkarshenergetic
293Utsavcelebration
294Varungod
295Vedantworks on Vedanta philosophy
296Vihaandawn; morning
297Viaanfull of life
298Vijnawise intelligent
299Viraajbrilliant; shining
300Veerbrave
301Viyaanspecial knowledge
302YuvanLord Shiva; healthy
303Yuvrajyoung king
304Yashglory; fame
305Yatinreligious; devotion
306Yatandevotee
307Zayyangraceful; wild jasmine
308Zashilenthusiastic
309Zehaansuper abundance
(Last Updated On: March 7, 2022)