Sanskrit Names with Powerful Meanings

Updated April 28, 2016

Complete Sanskrit alphabet that is used to spell Sanskrit names

Having trouble deciding on a baby name? Why not turn to the ancient language of Sanskrit for inspiration? Sanskrit is strongly associated with India and is the primary sacred language of Hinduism. It is known as the language of the Gods and is deeply rooted in the traditions of poetry, hymns, and chants for ceremonial uses. As a result, there is a great deal of beautiful Sanskrit names to choose from.

Not only do many Sanskrit names sound beautiful, but many of them also have beautiful deeper meanings. These lists of Sanskrit names for baby girls and baby boys are sure to give you inspiration and ideas for naming your new bundle of joy.

Meaningful Sanskrit Names for Baby Girls
Meaningful Sanskrit Names for Baby Boys

Meaningful Sanskrit Names for Baby Girls

Indian baby girl
If you’re stumped by what to name your baby girl, consider these beautiful Sanskrit names with deep and powerful meanings:

Aanadhitha — Happy one
Aaradhya – The one who can be worshipped by everyone
Aarunya – First rays of sun
Aayushi – One with long life
Aditi — Mother of Gods
Akshada – God’s blessings
Aloki – Brightness
Alpana – Beautiful
Ambara – Sky
Amodini — Happy girl
Angarika – Flower
Anulekha – Destiny
Anusree – Pretty
Apoorva – Rare
Athulya – Incomparable
Avathara – Incarnation of God
Avnitha – Earth
Balamani – Small jewel
Bhadwati – Lucky
Bilwa / Bilva – A sacred leaf
Chanda – Moon / Great goddess
Chandrakala – Beams of the moon
Chandrakin – Peacock
Charumati – Intelligent / Wise / Beautiful lady
Daksha – The skilled one
Darshwana – Pure of heart
Devasree – Divine beauty
Divya – Heavenly / Brilliant
Dulari – Beloved
Elakshi – Woman with bright eyes
Heema – Gold
Jaimini – Victory
Jyoti – Flame / Light / Light of the sun
Kalinda – Sea
Kalpana – Imagine / A fantasy
Kama – The golden one / Fortunate
Kanti – Light / Lovely
Lalita – Beautiful lady/ Elegant
Lavanya – Grace / Beauty
Madhuri – Sweetness
Mani – Gem / Jewel
Mohini – Most beautiful
Opalina – Jewel
Preity – Affection / Love
Priya – Beloved
Priyala – Honorable beloved
Rati – Love
Rita – Brave / Honest
Sarisha – Charming
Shakti – The powerful one
Shresth – Perfect
Sitara – Morning star
Smita – Smile
Sucheta – With a beautiful mind
Suma – Flower
Tanushri – Beautiful
Usha – Sun rise
Vasundhara – Daughter of the Earth
Vimala – Pure / Clean

Meaningful Sanskrit Names for Baby Boys

Baby Indian boy wrapped in towel
If you’re looking for strong and masculine Sanskrit names for your baby boy, look no further than this comprehensive list:

Aadi – First
Aaditya – Sun
Aamod – Pleasure
Aayushmaan – With long life
Abhaya – Fearless
Adheesh / Adhiraj – King
Amrit – Nector
Amish – Pure / Honest
Anal – Fire
Anand – Joy / Bliss
Anurag – Love
Bandhu – Friend
Bhadraksh – One with beautiful eyes
Bhaswar — Glorious
Bhima – Mighty one
Bodhan – Clever
Brahma – Creator / Supreme being
Budhi – Wise /Academic
Chandak – Moon
Chandra – Shining moon
Chatur – Clever
Chidaakaash – Absolute Brahma
Chitraksh – Beautiful eyes
Dandak – Forest
Dayaanidhi – Kind
Deenabandhu – Friend of the poor
Deeptanshu – Sun
Dev / Deb – Divinity / God
Devdan – Gift of the Gods
Gajaadhar – Elephant tamer
Ganak – Astrologer or mathematician
Gati – Speed / Fast
Gaurang – Fair one
Ghanaanand – Happy like clouds
Giri – Mountain
Guru – Teacher / Priest / Master
Hiranmay – Made of gold
Indra – Leader of the Gods
Jagathi – Earth
Javas – Quick
Jay – Victory
Kama – Love
Kanak – Gold
Karan – Warrior
Karunanidhi – Kind
Kirti – Fame
Lai – Beloved
Mani – Gem / Jewel
Marut — Wind
Mayoor – Peacock
Mohan – Charming / Attractive
Nanda – Joy
Nimit – Destiny
Nirbhay – Fearless
Pranay – Love
Prasad – Blessing
Rajan – King
Ravi – Sun
Siddhran – Percetion
Som – Moon
Swapnil –Dreamy
Tapan – Summer / Sun
Tara – Star
Tarun – Young
Tej – Light / Radiant
Uttam – Best
Vimal – Pure
Vinay – Polite

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