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Traditional Boy Names

Traditional Baby Boy Names

Aadarsh One who has principles; Ideal
Aamir Populous; Full; Prosperous
Aatma; Atma Soul; Light of the lord
Abhaijeet Victory over fear
Abhay Fearless
Abhijeet Victorious; One who has been/has conquered
Abhimanyu Son of Arjun
Abhinandan; Abhinandana Greetings; Felicitous; Welcoming
Abhishek Ritual; An auspicious bath for a deity
Adarsh Ideal
Aditya The sun
Ajay Unconquered; Invincible
Ajit; Ajeet Victorious; Invincible; Unconquerable
Ajitabh; Ajitaabh Victor; One who has conquered the sky; Whose lustre can't be diminished; The sun
Akash; Aakaash Sky
Akshay Immortal; Everlasting; Indestructible
Alok Nath Variant of 'Alok'
Alok; Aalok Brightness; Light; Cry of victory; A man with lovely hair
Aman Peace; The one who is peaceful
Amar Immortal; Everlasting
Amit Limitless; Endless
Amitabh; Amitaabh Unlimited; One with boundless splendour; Boundless lustre
Anand; Aanand Joy; Bliss
Aniruddh; Aniruddha Which can't be restricted
Ankush Restraint
Anmol Priceless
Anup Incomparable
Anurag; Anuraag Love
Apoorva Exquisite
Apurva; Apoorva Very good; Unique
Aravind; Arvind Lotus
Arjun Son of lord Indra; One of the Pandava brothers
Arun Sun; The dawn
Arvind Lotus
Ashish Blessing
Ashok Without sadness
Ashutosh; Aashutosh One who fulfills wishes instantly
Atul Uncomparable; Matchless
Azad Free; Independence
Baanke Bihaari; Baanke Bihari Another name of Krishna
Baba Sweet Baby; Born on Thursday
Babu A Hindu gentleman; a native clerk who writes English; a Hindu title answering to Mr.
Badal; Baadal Clouds; Monsoon
Badri Lord Vishnu
Badrinath Lord Vishnu
Bajarang A name of Lord Hanumaan
Bajrang Lord Hanuman's name
Bala Child; Young one
Balachander Young Moon
Balakrishna Young Krishna; Childhood of Krishna
Balbir Strong; Couragious
Balendra; Balinder Lord Krishna
Balgopal The Hindu God Krishna as a baby; Baby Krishna
Balkishan; Baalkrishan Young Krishna; Lord Krishna in his childhood
Balmohan One who is attractive
Balraj Elder brother of Sri Krishna; Strong; Mighty King
Balram; Balaram The elder brother of Lord Krishna
Balveer; Balvir Powerful and brave
Balvir Strong Soldier
Balwant; Balvant; Balavant Powerful; Strong; Full of might
Balwinder Powerful king
Banshi; Bansi Flute
Bansi Flute
Bansidhar; Banshidhar Lord Krishna
Bansilal; Banshilal Lord Krishna
Basant Spring Season
Bhaarat India
Bhagat Devotee of God
Bhagavaandaas Servant of the god
Bhagwan God; Ishwar
Bhagwant One whose heart is full of loving devotion; Fortunate; Lucky
Bhairav Lord of terror; God Shankar; Lord Shiva
Bhajan One who is absorbed in God's Love; Adoration
Bhanu The sun
Bhanuprasad Gift of the sun
Bharadwaj; Bhardwaj A sage; A mythical bird; Skylark; Strong & fast
Bharat Being maintained; The name of the Hindu God of fire
Bhola Innocent; Polite
Bhupendra; Bhoopendra; Bhupinder King of Kings; Emperor; King of the earth
Bhushan; Bhooshan Ornament; Lord vishnu
Bhuvan; Bhuban World
Birbal Brave Heart; A courtier in the administration of the Mughal emperor Akbar
Bishnu Lord Vishnu
Bobby Short form of Robert - Bright Fame
Braj; Brij; Brij Mohan Place of Lord Krishna; Lord Krishna
Brajamohan; Brajmohan; Brijamohan; Brijmohan Name of Lord Krishna
Brajendra Lord of Braj Land
Brajesh; Brijesh; Birjesh Lord of Braj Land
Chaitanya Famous Sage
Chaman Flowering Garden
Chamanlal Garden
Champabati; Champavati The daughter of an ancient king 'Raja Sahil Verma'
Chandan Of the Sandalwood tree; Scented Wood; Sandalwood
Chander Moon
Chandragupt Name of an ancient king
Chandrashekhar; Chandrashekar Lord Shiva
Chandresh Lord Shiva; King of the moon
Chandru Moon
Chandu Moon
Charan Feet; A humble person; God's feet
Chetan; Chaten; Chaitan Perceptive; Consciousness; Life; Excellent Intelligence
Chiradeep Eternal Lamp
Chirag Lamp; Deepak
Chittranjan Inner Joy; Happiness from the heart; one who has joyful heart

Daamodar Krishna
Daler Brave
Dara Lord; God
Daya Kindness
Deenanath; Dinanath Protector of poor; Lord of the poor
Deendayal; Deenadayaal; Dindayal Friend of poor; Humble and merciful
Deep Light; The lamp of light
Deepak Lamp; Light
Deepankar; Dipankar One who lights lamps
Deependra; Dipendra Lord of lights
Dev; Deb Divinity; God
Deveedaas; Devidaas; Devidas Servant of the god
Devendra King of Gods; Lord Indra
Devi Breton: The beloved, the adored one Sanskrit: Godlike, a goddess
Devinder; Devendra King of Gods; Lord Indra
Deviprasad; Deveeprasad Blessing of the goddess
Devraj; Devraaj Lord lndra; King of Devas; King of gods
Dharam The righteous and religious person
Dharampal; Dharmpal The supporter of righteousness
Dharmaraaj; Dharmaraj; Dharmraj King of religion
Dharmaveer; Dharamveer Protector of religion
Dharmender; Dharminder; Dharmendra Lord of dharma & righteousness; Lord of religion
Dharmesh Lord of righteousness; Master of Religion; Lord of religion
Dharmpaal; Dharmpal; Dharampal Protector of religion
Dhiraj; Dheeraj Patience; Consolation
Dhyan Meditation
Dina Nath Lord of the poor; Protector
Dinesh The lord of the day; The sun
Dipesh Lord of light
Dipu Flame; Light; Shinning
Divaakar; Divakar; Deevakar The sun
Durga Goddess Durga; Devi
Durgeswar Lord of the fort
Dushyant Destroyer of evil
Dwarka Nath; Dwarkanath Lord of the gateway; Lord of Dwaraka
Dwarka; Dwarakaa; Dwaraka Gateway; Capital of Lord Krishna's kingdom
Eashwar God
Ekbal Dignity
Eklavya Bowman; Student who learned bow by watching
Feroz Name of a king; Winner; Successful
Firdaus Paradise
Firoze; Firoz Gift; Winner; Victorious; Name of a king
Gajendra Elephant King
Ganapati Lord Ganesha; Leader of the elephants
Ganesh Lord Ganesha; Son of Lord Shiva and Parvati
Ganga; Ganga Ram The great holy river
Gangaadhar; Gangadhar God Shankar; Lord Shiva
Gangaaraam; Gangaram Variant of 'Ganga'
Gangadhar Lord of River Ganga; God Shankar
Gaurav Honour; Pride; Respect; Glory; Dignity
Gaureeshankar; Gaurishankar; Gourishankar Lord Shiva; Peak of the Himalayas
Gautam; Gautama; Goutam The name of the Buddha
Ghanasyaam Another Name of Lord Krishna
Ghanshyam; Ghanashyam Lord Krishna; Black clouds resembling a beautiful upcoming evening
Giaanveer; Gyanveer Brave and divine in knowledge
Girdhari Lord Krishna
Giridhar Another Name of Lord Krishna; Holder of mountain; Variant of 'Giridhari'
Giridhari Another Name of Lord Krishna; The lifter of Govardhan hill
Girilal Lord Shiva; Son of mountain
Girish Lord of Mountains; Shiv; Mahadev
Gokul A village near Mathura; A place where Lord Krishna was brought up
Gopal Das Servant of Lord Krishna; Variant of Gopal
Gopal; Gopaal Lord Krishna; Cowherd; Protector of cows
Gopi; Gopee A cowherd; Protector of cows
Gorakhnath; Gorakshanath; Gorakhanatha A famous medieval Hindu yogi (saint); Name of a saint of Gorakh community; Mastered his senses
Gourinandan; Gaurinandan Son of Durga
Gourinath; Gaurinath Lord Shiva; God Shankar
Govardhan A hill located near the town of Vrindavan; Name of a mountain in Gokul
Govind Another name of Lord Krishna; Cowherd
Govinda; Gobinda A cowherd, one who is good at finding cows; Lord Krishna
Gulsan A flower garden
Gulshan Garden of flowers
Gulzarilal Name of Lord Krishna
Gurudas Servant of the Guru
Gyan; Gyan Singh; Giaan Knowledge; One having exalted divine knowledge
Gyanchand Variant of 'Gyan'
Harbhajan Lord's devotee; The one who prays of God
Harbir; Harbeer Warrior of God
Harendra; Harinder Lord Shiva
Hari God Vishnu; God Narayanan; Lord Krishna; The one belonging to God; He who removes evil
Hari Charan Feet of the God
Harinarayan Lord Vishnu
Haripreet Beloved of God
Hariram Lord Rama
Harish Lord Vishnu
Harmeet God's devotee; Beloved friend
Harsh Joy; Delight
Harshad Happy; One who gives pleasure
Harshit Joyful
Hasmukh Cheerful
Hemant One of the six season; Gold
Hemendra Lord of Gold
Hemraj King of Gold
Himanshu Another Name of Chandra
Hitesh Good Person; Lord of goodness
Hrishab; Hrishabh; Rishabh Morality
Hritik; Hrithik Name of a Sage; Intelligent Person; From the Heart
Inder; Indra The god of weather and war; Lord of the devas
Inderpal Protector of Indra; Variant of 'Inder'
Indra Leader of the gods; The God of the atmosphere and sky
Ishan Lord Shiva; Lord of wealth; Sun
Ishwar God; the Supreme Being; Another name for Shiva
Jagadish; Jagadisha God; Master of the Universe
Jagannath Lord Vishnu
Jagat World
Jagdeep Lamp of the world
Jagdish God; Lord of the universe; The ruler of the world
Jagmohan One who attracts the world
Jai Conqueror; Defeater; The victorious one
Jaidev God of Victory
Jairam Victory of Lord Rama
Jaivant Victorious
Jaiveer Victorious
Jamna Variant of 'Yamuna'; A river
Janak Father of Sita; Creator
Jaswant Victorious; Famous
Jay Victory
Jayanand Joy of success; Happy in his victory
Jayant Victorious
Jaydev God of victory
Jeet Victory
Jeevan; Jivan Life
Jitendra; Jitender One who can conquer Indra; Lord of conqueror; The powerful conqueror
Jivanlal Variant of 'Jeevan'
Kabeer; Kabir Name of a famous poet-saint; A mystic poet or poet sants of India
Kailash Adobe of Lord Shiva; Name of a Himalayan peak
Kailash Nath Lotus-eyed Lord; Lord Shiva
Kalyan Welfare; Fortunate
Kamal Lotus; Perfection; Excellence; Completion
Kamalesh; Kamlesh The preserver; Lord Vishnu
Kanhaiya Lord Krishna
Kanhaiya Lal Lord Krishna
Kantilal Variant of 'Kanti'
Karan A warrior
Kashi a famous Hindu holy city in India; Luminous; Pilgrimage spot
Kirti; Keerti Fame
Krishna Lord Krishna; Dark; Black
Kulbhushan Ornament of the family
Kunal Son of The emperor Ashok; Lotus; Of gold; Golden
Kundan Pure

Kushal Clever; Perfect
Lakshman; Laxman Auspicious
Lakshmikant Husband of Goddess Lakshmi; Lord Vishnu
Lakshminath Consort of Goddess Lakshmi; Lord Vishnu
Laksman Son of King Dasharatha and Sumitra; Lucky; Brother of Lord Ram
Lal; Laal Lovely; Beloved; Dear one; Red colour
Lalit Handsome; Beautiful
Laxman Lord Rama'a youger brother; Son of Dasharatha
Lokanath Lord of all worlds
Madan God of Love
Madhav; Madhab Relating to the spring; Sweet like honey; Another name of Lord Krishna
Madhavan Lord Krishna
Madhukar Honey Bee; Lover
Madhur Sweet
Madhvan Another name of Lord Krishna
Mahadev Lord Shiva
Mahak Fragrance
Mahavir The most couragious among men; A Jain prophet
Mahendra; Mohinder The great God Indra (the God of the sky)
Mahesh Lord Shiva; A great ruler
Mahinder Glory of God
Mahindra Indra Dev
Mahipal Lord Krishna; A king
Mahmood; Mahmoud; Mahmud Praised one; Praiseworthy; The Prophet of Islam
Man Mohan One who wins the heart
Mangal Auspicious; Fortunate
Manhar Lord Krishna
Manish Wise; A profound thinker
Manmohan Lord Krishna; Pleasing
Manohar One who steals the heart
Manoj Born of the mind; Cupid
Mansukh One with peace of mind; Happy one
Master Perfect one; Excellent
Mayank Moon
Mayur Peacock
Mehaboob Beloved
Milan Joining; Meeting; Union
Mithun A friend; Couple; A pair
Mohan Beauteous; Attractive; Charming
Mohanlal Variant of 'Mohan'
Mohit Attracted
Moti; Motilal Pearl
Mukesh Lord Shiva; Cupid
Mukul Bud; Soul; Blossom
Munish Lord Buddha
Murali Flute
Muralidhar Another name of Lord Krishna
Nakul One of among five Pandavas; Twin brother of Sahdev
Nand Kishore Lord Krishna
Nanku Well; Safe; Fine
Narain Protector; Variant of 'Narayan'
Narain Das Slave of the protector; Devotee of Lord Vishnu; Variant of 'Narayan'
Narayan Lord Vishnu; The son of man
Narendra; Narinder King of men
Naresh King of men
Navin New
Nayan Eye
Neel Blue
Neeraj Lotus
Nihal Happy; Blissful person; Content
Nikhil Complete; Whole; Entire
Nilesh Another name of Krishna; Blue God
Niraj Lotus
Nirmal Pure; Clean
Nitin New; Master of the right path
Om Omkar; Creation; The essence of life
Om Prakash The light of creation; Light of the essence of life
Pankaj Lotus Flower
Parag Pollen Grains
Paresh Supreme Spirit
Pavan Air; Wind
Pawan Air
Phalgun A month of the Hindu Calendar
Prabhu God
Pradeep Lamp; Light
Prakash Light; Bright
Prashant Very Calm; Peaceful
Pratap; Partap Glory; Vigour; Strength
Prem Love
Purushottam The best among men; Lord Rama
Radheyshyam Lord Krishna; Beloved of Radha
Raghubir; Raghubeer; Raghuvir; Raghuveer Lord Rama
Rahul Son of Lord Buddha; Efficient; Capable; Conqueror of all miseries/sadness
Raj King; Rule; Kingdom; Monarch
Raj Kumar Prince
Rajbir; Rajbeer; Rajvir; Rajveer Brave king
Rajeev; Rajiv Blue Lotus
Rajendra A mighty king
Rajesh King
Rajinder The emperor; King of Kings
Rajiv Lotus Flower
Raju Prosperity; King
Rakesh Lord of the night; Moon
Ram Lord Rama; The eldest sun of king Dasharatha; The hero of Indian Mythology called 'Ramayana'
Ram Chandra Variant of 'Ram'
Ram Gopal Variant of 'Ram'
Raman Pleasing; Charming; Gratifying; Beloved
Ramesh Ruler of Rama; Lord Vishnu
Rameshwar Lord of Rama
Ranjit; Ranjeet The delighted one; Victorious; One who is entertained
Ratan Precious Stone; Gem
Ravi Sun
Ravinder Sun
Ritesh Lord of Seasons; Lord of truth
Rohan Ascending; Sandal wood; Healing
Rohit Red; The sun's red light; First rays of the sun
Roop Look
Roshan Splendid One who emanates light
Sachin Pure; Lord Shiva; Existence; Essence
Sadashiv; Sadashiva Eternal God; God Shankar
Sagar Sea
Sahil Guide; Shore; River Bank
Sameer; Samir Early morning fragrance; Breeze; Wind; Entertainer
Samir Cool Breeze
Sandeep; Sandip A lighted lamp; Glowing
Sandesh Message
Sanjay Dhritarashtra's charioteer; Triumphant
Santosh Happiness
Satish Ruler of hundreds; Victorious; One who speaks truth; Sati's husband; Lord Shiva; Sunrise
Satyajeet; Satyajit Victory of truth
Satyen Lord of the truth
Satyendra Variant of 'Satyen'
Saurabh Fragrance
Sawan A month of the Hindu Calendar
Shakti Power; Strength; Goddess Durga
Shambhu Abode of Joy; God Shankar
Shankar Lord Shiva; God Shankar; He who gives happiness
Shantanu Whole; A king of Hastinapura in the epic of 'Mahabharata'; Father of Bhishma; Peace loving
Shashi Moon
Shiv God Shiva
Shyam Lord Krishna
Siddarth One who has accomplished his goal; A name of the Buddha
Siddharth Variant of 'Siddarth'
Sita Ram Lord Rama; Beloved of Rama
Som; Somu The moon
Somdutt Variant of 'Som'
Somnath Lord of the moon; God Shiva
Sonu Familiar with gold; Beloved
Sriram; Shriram God Rama
Subhash Soft Spoken
Sudhir Resolute; Brave
Sudip; Sudeep Bright; Good Looking
Sunil; Suneel Dark blue; Sapphire
Sunny Sunshine; Cheerful
Suraj Sun
Suresh The ruler of the gods; Lord Indra
Surya The sun
Suryakant; Suryakanta Loved by the sun; Glowing; Good Looking; A jewel
Sushil; Susheel Good charactered man; Well-behaved
Swapnil Dream like; Seen in a dream; Dreamy
Tarun Young; Tender
Tej Light; Lustrous; Radiant
Tej Bahadur Radiant one who is brave also
Trilok Three worlds
Triloki; Triloki Nath; Trilokanath Lord Shiva
Udai The rising; To rise
Ujjawal; Ujjwal Bright; Clear; Splendorous
Umanath Lord Shankar
Umang Happiness; Enthusiastic
Umapati Consort of Uma
Umesh Lord Shankar
Vaibhav Prosperity
Varun Lord of water
Vasudev Father of Krishna
Veer Brave
Vidhya Wisdom; Relevant to Goddess Durga/Saraswati
Vijay Victory; Strong and victorious
Vikas Progress; Development
Vikram Bravery
Vikrant Powerful; Courageous; Conqurer of the World; Victorious; Fearless
Vimal Pure
Vinay Polite
Vinod; Binod Pleasing; Happiness; Joy
Virendar; Virender Variant of 'Virendra'
Vishal Big; Giant
Vishnu; Bishnu The protector; An important Hindu God
Vishwa The whole world
Vivek Conscience; Intelligence; True Knowledge; Judgement
Yash Victory; Prosperity
Yashpal Successful; Famous; Lord Krishna; Protector of fame
Yashwant One who has achieved glory; Success
Yogendra; Yoginder God of Yoga; Another name for Lord Shiva
Yogesh Lord of Yoga
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