Whether you’re looking to follow the Bollywood trend or have Indian heritage, there is a huge choice of Indian baby boy names to give your little one. Unlike many other cultures, male Indian names aren’t necessarily strong, masculine monikers. For example, you might expect to see this in Japanese or Norse cultures.
Rather, Indian names for boys have some parity with girls – focusing on beauty, divinity, and nature. Let’s take a dive into some traditional and modern Indian baby boy names.
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- What are some Indian boy names?
- What are some cool Indian names?
- What is the best Indian boy name?
- 241 more Indian boy names to choose from
- Find baby name inspiration on Peanut
What are some Indian boy names?
While nature is a huge inspiration for Indian names, we can’t discount religion, either. Just as other cultures pay tribute to their deities, for example by using the name Jehovah or Jesús, many Indian names also take inspiration from the gods. Some of the post popular Hindu baby boy names include:
For the little boy who’s a gift from God, Aakesh means ‘Lord of the sky.’
Paying tribute to the gods, Ishaan means ‘Lord Shiva.’
If you think your little one will have a lot of love in his heart, you can’t go wrong with this one, which means ‘god of love.’
Similar to the Westernized Ryan, this means ‘gates of heaven.’
Just as God is all-knowing, so too will your little boy be if you name him this – meaning ‘ultimate wisdom.’
What are some cool Indian names?
But perhaps you’re looking for something a little more street or ‘out there.’ These modern Indian baby boy names will be a real conversation starter and may stand the test of time in the classroom. Why not try these cool and unique Indian baby boy names?
What are cool names for a boy Indian?
- Aanan – meaning ‘appearance.’
- Charun – meaning ‘one with beautiful eyes.’
- Devaj – meaning ‘ born of the gods.’
- Harsith – meaning ‘joy.’
- Ishir – meaning ‘powerful’ or ‘refreshing.’
- Kanan – meaning ‘forest.’
- Mahit – meaning ‘honored.’
- Ojasvat – meaning ‘energetic.’
- Purnit – meaning ‘complete.’
- Rodas – meaning ‘heaven and earth.’
What is the best Indian boy name?
If you’re looking for something that you can be sure will be a hit, you can always turn to the statistics. The Indian Express regularly takes polls of the most popular Indian boy names, and brings up results such as:
241 more Indian boy names to choose from
Feeling spoilt for choice? Wait until you cast your eyes over these classic Indian favorites:
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