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