One of the most exciting parts of having a baby is choosing your child’s name! If you are pregnant or adopting and considering an Indian baby name for your tiny one, then you’ve come to the right place!
Some parents choose to honor their family heritage with their baby’s name. Do you or your partner have any Indian roots?
There are many beautiful Indian baby names with equally beautiful meanings to choose from. Most Indian names have meanings relating to nature and/or the Hindu or Vedic faith. The popular Indian names we’ve compiled below are fairly diverse in origin. They are Arabic, English, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Norse, Sanskrit, Persian, and Urdu.
Indian Baby Names
Indian Baby Names for Girls
Political junkie? You might consider Kamala, of Madam Vice President Kamala Harris fame, which means “lotus.”
Do you love nature and the outdoors? You might consider Aja, which means “goat;” Indu, which means “moon;” Lata, which means “beautiful vine;” Neesha, Nisha, or Nishi, which mean “night;” Shaila, Shalee, or Shaili, which mean “river;” Shanta or Shantay, which mean “stone;” or Shyla or Shylah, which mean “daughter of the mountain.”
Maybe you want to choose a religious name for your daughter? You might consider Anusha, which means “He (God) has favored me,” Devi, which means “goddess,” or Freya, which means “beloved, noble, Goddess of Love.”
Want something elegant for your little girl? Try Candy, which means “sweet,” Shakeela or Shakila, which means “beautiful,” or Shaleena, Shalena, Shalene, or Shalina, which means “modest.”
Or you might like Monisha, which means “intelligent woman,” or Vanita, which simply means “woman.”
Here are a few of the most popular Indian baby girl names in alphabetical order:
Popular Indian Baby Names for Girls
Neesha, Nisha, or Nishi
Rashana or Rashanda
Saleena, Salena, or Salina
Shaila, Shalee, or Shaili
Shakeela or Shakila
Shaleena, Shalena, Shalene, or Shalina
Shanta or Shantay
Shyla or Shylah
Tanaia or Tenaya
Indian Baby Names for Boys
Do you love nature? You might like Aahan, which means “dawn sunrise, first ray of light;” Arun, which means “dawn, sun;” Ishaan, which means “the sun;” Ishank, which means “peak of the Himalayas;” Nalin, which means “lotus;” or Reyansh, which means “part of the sun, ray of light.”
Maybe you want to choose a religious name for your son? You might consider Devansh, which means “part of God;” Lokesh, which means “God, Lord of the World;” Onkar, which means “God is only one;” Urvish, which means “king, Lord of the Earth;” or Varun, which means “water god.”
Or you might consider Zain, which means “beauty and grace, friend, beloved, God is gracious.”
Want to give your son a name worthy of a warrior? Consider Farid, which means “exceptional, unequaled,” Mahesh, which means “great ruler,” or Sahil, which means “leader.”
Or you might like Aarav, which means “peaceful, wisdom, calming sound,” Farhan, which means “joyful, happy,” or Manasi, which means “deep intellect.”
Here are a few of the most popular Indian baby boy names in alphabetical order:
Popular Indian Baby Names for Boys
Akhilesh or Akilesh
Want more baby names? Check out Greek baby names, or Scandinavian baby names (You’ll recognize Freya on that list!) for your new bundle of joy.