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The Top 357 Indian Baby Names And Their Meanings

Team Peanut5 months ago7 min read

If you’re looking for something exotic or want to pay tribute to your heritage, Indian baby names are a great place to start. While many cultures tend to favor pretty timid names for women and strong, war-like names for men, this is not the case with Indian names.

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Instead, both Indian girl names and boy names focus on common themes such as beauty, divinity, and nature – with some religious references as well. To celebrate the birth of your beautiful baby boy or girl, pick from our list of Indian first names below.

In this article: 📝

  • What are some cool Indian names?
  • What are some Indian names for a boy?
  • What is a good Indian name for a girl?
  • Which is the rarest name in India?
  • 190 more Indian baby names
  • Discuss your Indian baby names with other mamas

What are some cool Indian names?

As cultural delights like Bollywood and Bhangra music continue to grow in popularity, Indian names have begun to develop a pretty ‘cool’ reputation. But how can your little one be the coolest kid on the block? Choose from one of these en vogue monikers:

Cool Indian names for girls

  1. Adah – meaning ‘decorated’
  2. Anaisha – meaning ‘special’
  3. Ananya – meaning ‘unique’ as well as a reference to the goddess Parvati
  4. Asmee – meaning ‘self-confident’
  5. Ishana – meaning ‘rich’
  6. Ishita – meaning ‘desire’ or ‘greatness’
  7. Kaia – meaning ‘stability’ or ‘from the Earth’
  8. Kashvi – meaning ‘shining’
  9. Kimaya – meaning ‘divine’
  10. Krisha – also meaning ‘divine’
  11. Larisa – meaning ‘cheerful’
  12. Mahika – meaning ‘dewdrops’
  13. Mirai – meaning ‘miracle’
  14. Navya – meaning ‘young’
  15. Rebecca – meaning ‘captivating’
  16. Shanaya – meaning ‘first ray of the sun’
  17. Shrishti – meaning ‘universe’
  18. Taara – meaning ‘star.’

Cool Indian names for boys

  1. Aarav – meaning ‘wisdom’
  2. Akanksh – meaning ‘desire’
  3. Alex – meaning ‘to protect’
  4. Anant – meaning ‘infinite’
  5. Bhuv – meaning ‘heaven’
  6. Dasya – meaning ‘a gift from God’
  7. Gian – meaning ‘master of knowledge’
  8. Hem – meaning ‘gold’
  9. Idhant – meaning ‘luminous’
  10. Ishank – meaning ‘peak of the Himalayas’
  11. Jash – meaning ‘fame’
  12. Jay – meaning ‘victory’
  13. Kahaan – meaning ‘universe’
  14. Kevin – meaning ‘handsome’
  15. Laksh – meaning ‘destination’
  16. Mohammad – meaning ‘the praised one’
  17. Nimit – meaning ‘destiny’
  18. Raj – meaning ‘king’
  19. Ranbir – meaning ‘brave warrior’
  20. Raunak – meaning ‘shining’
  21. Rishit – meaning ‘the best’
  22. Sadhil – meaning ‘perfect’
  23. Taarush – meaning ‘conqueror’
  24. Taksh – meaning ‘Lord Ganesha’
  25. Vivaan – meaning ‘full of life’
  26. Yash – meaning ‘fame’
  27. Zuber – meaning ‘pure.’

What are some Indian names for a boy?

If you prefer the traditional, here are some of the most common Indian names for boys:

  1. Anaka
  2. Anala
  3. Anandita
  4. Anang
  5. Ananta
  6. Anbarasi
  7. Anbu
  8. Andal
  9. Bakul
  10. Balabhadra
  11. Balakrishna
  12. Brahma
  13. Chahna
  14. Chaitali
  15. Chaitanya
  16. Deshan
  17. Durga
  18. Gambhira
  19. Gulshan
  20. Hanita
  21. Hansika
  22. Harsha
  23. Harshad
  24. Himesh
  25. Jivan
  26. Johar
  27. Kalinda
  28. Kalindi
  29. Kalynda
  30. Lakshman
  31. Lalika
  32. Mahavir
  33. Mahavira
  34. Mahesh
  35. Monisha
  36. Nalin
  37. Naman
  38. Nameen
  39. Neena
  40. Sareek
  41. Sareeq
  42. Sariq
  43. Shaili
  44. Shakeela
  45. Shashi
  46. Soma
  47. Tanaya
  48. Tanea
  49. Tenaya
  50. Tippoo
  51. Tipu
  52. Udayan
  53. Umed
  54. Vanita
  55. Varoun

➡️ Don’t miss our full list of Indian baby boy names

What is a good Indian name for a girl?

Can you see that we’re pretty spoiled for choice in both boys and girls? Similarly, you’ll find more common Indian names for girls here:

  1. Aditi
  2. Ahalya
  3. Aja
  4. Alka
  5. Amar
  6. Amata
  7. Ambar
  8. Anala
  9. Angee
  10. Anila
  11. Anjali
  12. Anju
  13. Anjuli
  14. Anuradha
  15. Artha
  16. Candy
  17. Charu
  18. Damayanti
  19. Devi
  20. Divya
  21. Drisana
  22. Durga
  23. Eshana
  24. Hansika
  25. Indu
  26. Ishani
  27. Jaya
  28. Kaeya
  29. Lata
  30. Monisha
  31. Neesha
  32. Nisha
  33. Rashana
  34. Rashanda
  35. Salena
  36. Salina
  37. Sana
  38. Shaila
  39. Shaili
  40. Shalee
  41. Shaleena
  42. Shalena
  43. Shalene
  44. Shanta
  45. Shantai
  46. Shanti
  47. Shyla
  48. Shylah
  49. Tanaia
  50. Tenaya

➡️ Don’t miss our full list of Indian baby girl names

Which is the rarest name in India?

Some of the rarer Indian names may have religious connotations, but are no less beautiful and the perfect choice for your baby. Consider names such as:

Rare Indian names for boys

  1. Aaban – ‘name of the angel’
  2. Balakrishnan – ‘young Krishna’
  3. Calvert – ‘shepherd’
  4. Devesh – ‘Lord Shiva’
  5. Eashan – ‘Shiva’
  6. Fakir – ‘a saintly person’
  7. Gangesh – ‘Lord of the Ganges River’
  8. ‘Hardeep’ – ‘lamp of God’
  9. Ishan – ‘Lord Shiva of wealthy sun’

Rare Indian names for girls

  1. Arshia – ‘heavenly divine’
  2. Baldev – ‘the mighty God’
  3. Christine – ‘Christian faith’
  4. Dharmini – ‘religious’
  5. Gurinder – ‘Lord’
  6. Harbhajan – ‘a devotee absorbed in the Lord’
  7. Ishwin – ‘one who praises the Lord.’

190 more Indian baby names

Still not convinced? Try some of these on for size:

Boys

  1. Aarav
  2. Aarush
  3. Aayush
  4. Avyaan
  5. Advik
  6. Akarsh
  7. Anay
  8. Atharva
  9. Arhaan
  10. Ahaan
  11. Arnav
  12. Adhrit
  13. Aryaman
  14. Bhaavik
  15. Bhavin
  16. Chitaksh
  17. Daksh
  18. Darshit
  19. Devansh
  20. Dhanuk
  21. Dhairya
  22. Divij
  23. Divit
  24. Divyansh
  25. Ehsaan
  26. Eeshan
  27. Faiyaz
  28. Farhan
  29. Gatik
  30. Gauransh
  31. Hardik
  32. Himmat
  33. Hriday
  34. Hridaan
  35. Hunar
  36. Ishir
  37. Ikshit
  38. Ishaan
  39. Ivaan
  40. Izaan
  41. Jaiyush
  42. Jivin
  43. Kanav
  44. Krishiv
  45. Kiaan
  46. Kushagra
  47. Krish
  48. Lakshay
  49. Lauhit
  50. Lakshit
  51. Manan
  52. Manav
  53. Medhansh
  54. Moksh
  55. Navodit
  56. Nimit
  57. Nirvaan
  58. Nishith
  59. Ohas
  60. Ojas
  61. Parv
  62. Pranay
  63. Pratham
  64. Purab
  65. Raghav
  66. Ranbir
  67. Reyansh
  68. Ritvik
  69. Ryan
  70. Rudransh
  71. Saatvik
  72. Savar
  73. Sahil
  74. Saksham
  75. Samar
  76. Samarth
  77. Shaan
  78. Saihaj
  79. Shayak
  80. Shlok
  81. Shray
  82. Stuvan
  83. Suveer
  84. Taksh
  85. Tanvik
  86. Tanmay
  87. Tejas
  88. Ujjwal
  89. Umang
  90. Uthkarsh
  91. Vaibhav
  92. Vihaan
  93. Viraj
  94. Virat
  95. Vivaan
  96. Yug
  97. Yuvaan
  98. Yuvraj
  99. Zain

Girls

  1. Aadrika
  2. Aarya
  3. Akshara
  4. Anahita
  5. Anaisha
  6. Anika
  7. Anvi
  8. Ananya
  9. Arushi
  10. Aradhya
  11. Bhamini
  12. Charvi
  13. Dhriti
  14. Disha
  15. Diva
  16. Drishya
  17. Ela
  18. Eshana
  19. Eenakshi
  20. Hamsika
  21. Hrishita
  22. Hrida
  23. Inaaya
  24. Inayat
  25. Ishita
  26. Ishani
  27. Ira
  28. Jaisvi
  29. Jhanvi
  30. Jivika
  31. Jiya
  32. Kashvi
  33. Kavya
  34. Keya
  35. Khanak
  36. Khushi
  37. Kiara
  38. Kimaya
  39. Lasya
  40. Lavanya
  41. Mahika
  42. Maitreyi
  43. Mannat
  44. Miraya
  45. Mishika
  46. Medhasvini
  47. Myra
  48. Naira
  49. Naisha
  50. Nakshatra
  51. Navya
  52. Nayantara
  53. Nehmat
  54. Nitara
  55. Nitya
  56. Ojasvini
  57. Oorja
  58. Pari
  59. Parinaaz
  60. Pihu
  61. Pranavi
  62. Prisha
  63. Renee
  64. Rhea
  65. Riya
  66. Rudrani
  67. Saanvi
  68. Samaira
  69. Sana
  70. Sara
  71. Seher
  72. Shanaya
  73. Sharanya
  74. Siya
  75. Suhana
  76. Tanya
  77. Tarini
  78. Tiya
  79. Trisha
  80. Urvi
  81. Vanya
  82. Vaidehi
  83. Vardaniya
  84. Vedika
  85. Vihaana
  86. Yashasvini
  87. Yashvi
  88. Zaina
  89. Zaira
  90. Zara
  91. Zoya

Discuss your Indian baby names with other mamas

For more ideas on the best baby names for your little one, why not ask the mamas of Peanut?

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