How to Become a Hindu

A Collection of Hindu Names

For individuals seeking to choose a Hindu name, we have humbly assembled here a list of names primarily from the South Indian Śaivite tradition, favoring shorter names which would be most easily pronounced in the West. Other very good sources are 1) The Penguin Book of Hindu Names, by Maneka Gandhi, and 2) Pick a Pretty Indian Name for Your Baby, by Meenal Pandya and Rashmee Pandya-Bhanot. Each book contains thousands of names from many of Hinduism’s rich traditions. There are also several wonderful websites (listed on p. 428) with extensive lists of Hindu names. §

As there is variety in traditions, there is variety in the pronunciation and spelling of names. For example, Shiva in the North of India may become Sivan in the South. For this purpose, we have listed a number of alternatives when multiple spellings and pronunciations exist. Names marked with an (M) are masculine, and those marked with an (F) are feminine. Names marked (M-F) are suitable for both genders. §

If you are adopting or converting to Hinduism, we suggest that you select a first name and a last name, and proceed with confidence. Confirm the proper pronunciation with Hindus in the community you are joining. Begin using your new name. Later it can be made legal. §


Abhisheka (M): inauguration; sacred oblation §

Acharya (M): teacher, scholar §

Adhyaksha (M): the great presider; Gaṇeśa§

Adi (M): Primal Source; a name of Śiva §

Aditi (F): freedom; security; Earth §

Aditya (M): name of seven Dieties of the heavenly sphere; a constallation; the seventh lunar mansion; the plant Calotropis Gigantea§

Adiyan, Adiyen (M): devotee, servant, slave §

Agama (M-F): coming forth; arrival; birth; knowledge; wisdom§

Agastya (M): thrower of mountains; one who humbles even the mountain; name of a ṛishi; Śiva§

Agni (M): fire; gold; God of fire §

Agnikumar (M): son of Agni; a name of Murugan §

Agranya (M): first born; Gaṇeśa§

Aja (M-F): unborn; Gaṇeśa §

Ajita (F): invincible; irresistible; Śiva and Vishṇu §

Alahan (M): beautiful one; Murugan §

Amala (M-F): spotless; pure; shining; Lakshmī and Nārāyana; plant Hibiscus Cannabinus and tree Emblica Officianalis§

Amara (M): immortal; a God; the Rudrāksha tree§

Amba (F): mother; a good woman; Durgā§

Ambara (M): circumference; sky; saffron; a kind of perfume §

Ambika (F): mother; sensitive; compassionate; loving; Pārvatī §

Ambikanatha (M): Ambikā’s lord; Śiva§

Ambu (M): water§

Ambuja (M): produced in water; lotus; conch; the moon§

Amiya (F): full of tenderness; nectar §

Amrita (M-F): undying; immortal; imperishable; heaven; first kālā of the moon; beautiful; beloved; divine nectar §

Anadi (M): eternal; immortal; Śiva§

Anamaya (M-F): the savior of all ills; Murugan§

Anand, Ananda, Anandan (M): happiness; joy; blissful one; Śiva and Gaurī§

Anandapriya (M): dear one who gives joy §

Anandi (F): bestower of pleasure; Gaurī §

Anant, Ananta (M): unending, eternal; the Earth; Pārvatī§

Anantamurti (M): of endless forms; Murugan§

Anantashakti (M-F): the potent lord; Murugan§

Anekatman (M): the plurality of souls; Śiva§

Anil Kumar (M): son of the wind; Hanuman §

Anishvara (M): having no superior; Śiva and Murugan§

Anjali (F): prayerful §

Appar (M): father; a famous Śaivite saint §

Aran (M): forest dweller; Śiva §

Arati (F): offering of fire; worship §

Arul (M): grace §

Arumuga, Arumugam (M): six-faced one; Murugan §

Arun (M), Aruna (F): red; passionate; life-giving; dawn; Sūrya §

Asha (F): hope; space; a quarter of the heavens §

Ashok, Ashoka (M): without sorrow §

Ashrita (F): the refuge; Gaṇeśa §

Ashtamurti (M): lord of eight forms; Śiva§

Asita (F): at rest; tranquil; at peace; Pārvatī §

Atmabhuvi (M-F): the unborn Self; Murugan§

Avyakta (M-F): the unmanifest; Śiva§


Babhravi (F): fire-clad; victorious; omnipresent; descendent of sage Babhru; Dūrgā §

Badarayani (F): new; young; pure; perfume §

Bageshri (F): prosperity; beauty; a rāga §

Bahubhuja (F): many-armed; Dūrgā §

Bahudama (F): strong; powerful; a mother of Skanda’s retinue §

Bahugandha (F): strong-scented, very fragrant; jasmine; sandalwood; musk §

Bahulika (F): manifold, magnified, multiplied, multifaceted personality, the Pleiades §

Bahumati (F): extremely knowledgeable; a scholar §

Bahupushpa (F): decorated with flowers; respected, venerated §

Bakavati (F): having the qualities of a heron: attentive, patient, watchful, cautious §

Bakul (F): a flower §

Bakula (M), Bakuli (F): a kind of tree; the fragrant flower of Mimusops Elengi§

Bala (M-F), Balan (M): young boy or girl; newly risen; simple; pure; jasmine§

Balaganapati (M): infant Gaṇeśa §

Balaja (M-F): born of power; Arabian jasmine; grain; the Earth§

Balakunda (F): young flower; jasmine §

Balasarasvati (F): Goddess of knowledge §

Balavati (F): powerful, strong; a daughter §

Banashri (F): beauty of the forest §

Bandhupriya (F): dear to friends and relations §

Bandhura (F): rounded; lovely, charming §

Banita (F): woman §

Banshi (M): a flute; sweet-voiced; melodious§

Barhayita (F): as beautiful as the eye on a peacock feather §

Barhisha (F): kusha grass; ether; water; fire; sacrifice; light; splendor §

Baruna, Baruni (F): wife of lord of the Sea; Dūrgā §

Basanti (F): of the spring; the yellow color associated with spring §

Basantika (F): spring §

Batika (F): flower §

Beanta (M): without end, eternal §

Bekuri (F): playing a musical instrument; an apsarā §

Bela (F): jasmine; wave; time §

Beman (M): detached §

Beni (M): plait of hair §

Beniprasada (M): flowers sacred enough for offering §

Bhadra (M-F): fair, auspicious, beautiful; fortunate, prosperous; happy; gentle; Śiva §

Bhadrarupa (F): of beautiful form§

Bhadrashashti (F): form of Dūrgā §

Bhadrasoma (F): as noble and beautiful as the moon §

Bhadravalli (F): beautiful vine; Arabian jasmine §

Bhadrikā (F), Bhadrika (M): noble; beautiful, virtuous; auspicious §

Bhagada (F): bestower of wealth and happiness; an attendant of Skanda §

Bhagavat (M-F): possessing fortune; happy; divine; venerable §

Bhagavati (F): God and nature conjoined; the Creator §

Bhakta, Bhaktar (M): devotee §

Bhaktavatsala (M-F): lover of devotees; Murugan§

Bhakti (F): devotion, homage, piety §

Bhalla (M-F): auspicious; Śiva §

Bhallaka (M): a bear §

Bhalli (F): arrow §

Bhamini (F): shining, radiant, glorious; passionate §

Bhanavi (F): descendant of the sun; shining like the sun; sacred; glorious, enlightening §

Bhandila (F): fortune §

Bhanuja (F): daughter of the sun; the Yamunā river §

Bhanupriya (F): beloved of the sun §

Bhanushri (F): glorious as the sun §

Bharanda (M): one who fulfills; master; lord §

Bharanyu (M): protector, master; fire, sun; friend §

Bharatha (M): world protector §

Bharati (F): descendant of Bharata; articulate; meritorious, virtuous §

Bharga (M-F): the effulgent one; Śiva§

Bharita (M-F): green §

Bhashat (M): the heart §

Bhasmapriya (M): a friend of the holy ash; a name of Śiva §

Bhati (F): lovely, liked by all; perceptible; luminous; splendour §

Bhatta, Bhattara, Bhatti (M): noble lord; prince; king §

Bhattini (F): noble lady; a famous poet §

Bhava (M-F), Bhavan (M): existence itself; Śiva§

Bhavabhuti (M-F): prosperity; the ashes of Śiva §

Bhavada (M-F): giving life; cause of existence§

Bhavaja (F): born of the heart; beautiful; compassionate §

Bhavanatha (M): lord of creation §

Bhavani (F): noble, beautiful; Pārvatī §

Bhavanikanta (M): Bhavani’s husband §

Bhavanti (F): charming; new; virtuous wife §

Bhavarupa (M-F): handsome or beautiful §

Bhavayana (M), Bhavayani (F): coming from Śiva; Gaṅgā §

Bhavesha (M): Śiva, lord of wordly existence §

Bhavyakirti (F): of great fame; wise §

Bhima (M-F): of awesome strength; Śiva§

Bija (F): germ, seed; element, source; the mystical root letter of a mantra §

Bijakshara (F): the seed alphabet, Aum, the first syllable of a mantra; the atomic alphabet; profound, omnipotent §

Bijamati (F): a mind good at comprehending causes §

Bijanjali (F): a handful of seeds; life-giving §

Bijapushpa (F): a flower, maruvaka §

Bijli (F): lightning, bright, illuminating, enlightening §

Bijya (F): born of good parents §

Bina (F): intelligence; lute, harmonious, melodious §

Boddhri (M): a seer, one who knows, a preceptor §

Bodha (M), Bodhana (M-F), Bodhi (F): knowledge, awakening; sermon; perception; Bṛihaspati §

Bodhendra (M): lord of intelligence; §

Brahmani (F): Brahmā’s beloved §

Buddhi (F): intellect; Gaṇeśa’s consort §

Buddhipriya (M-F): lover of intelligence; Gaṇeśa §


Ceyon (M): ancient Tamil name of Lord Murugan §

Chachari (M): moving quickly, restless §

Chaha (M): desire, desired, charming, loving §

Chaidya (M): intelligent; an administrator §

Chaitra (M): absorbed in pleasure; as pleasant as the spring §

Chaitraratha (M): chariot of intelligence; Sūrya §

Chaitrasakha (M): friend of the spring; one who incites love §

Chakora (M): shining; content §

Chakrin (M): Kṛishṇa and Śiva §

Chakroddhata (M): the Supreme §

Chaksana (M): soothing to the eyes; appearance§

Chaksas (M): look, sight; radiance; teacher §

Chaksu (M): eye; Sun God, Sūrya §

Chaksusa (M): preceptor, seer §

Chala (M): ever-moving; Supreme Being §

Chalaka (M): directing, driving; Supreme Soul §

Chalameshvara (M): Śiva §

Chaman (M): garden §

Chamar (M): a rod with a large tuft of hair used for fanning §

Chamaraja (M): leader of an army §

Chamasa (M): cup; vessel used for drinking soma at sacrifices §

Chamikara (M): gold, golden color; the thorn apple §

Champa (M): soothing §

Champaka (M): Champaka tree §

Chamundi (F): Dūrgā as one of the seven mothers who destroyed the demons Chanda and Munda §

Chandana (M): sandalwood §

Chandanin (M): anointed with sandalwood; Śiva §

Chandansu (M): hot-rayed, the sun §

Chandesvara (M): attendant of Śiva §

Chandi (F): silver; fair, precious; cooling §

Chandipati (M): lord of Chandi; Śiva §

Chandodeva (M): lord of the hymns §

Chandra (F), Chandran (M): shining, radiant; the moon §

Chandrabhala (M): bearing the moon on his forehead; Śiva §

Chandradeva (M): the moon personified as Deity §

Chandrakin (M): wearer of the moon; the peacock, with moon-like eyes on its tail §

Chandrakumar (M): youthful moon; Murugan §

Chandramani (M): moonstone §

Chandramohan (M): as attractive as the moon §

Chandranatha (M): lord of the moon; Śiva §

Chandrapada (M): the feet of the moon; moonbeam §

Chandraraja (M): born of the moon; the planet Mercury §

Chandravarna (M): the moon’s radiance; Murugan§

Chandresa (M): lord of the moon; Śiva §

Chandrika (F): moonlight §

Chandrila (M): possessing the moon; Śiva §

Charuvikrama (M): handsome hero; Śiva§

Chatresa (M): lord of the umbrella; Śiva §

Chaturbahu (M): Vishṇu and Śiva §

Chaturveda (M): the four Vedas; the widsom of dharma, artha, kāma and moksha §

Chayana (M): moon §

Chechanna (M): vivacious §

Chedi (M): intelligent; pleasant, likeable §

Chedipati (M): king of the Chedis; master of bliss; honorific of Shishupala §

Chediraja (M): king of Chedi §

Chekitana (M): intelligent; Śiva §

Chetana, Chetan (M): conscious; animated; distinguished, elegant; sentient, mind; soul §

Chetas (M): intelligence, consciousness; splendor; soul; heart; mind §

Chetrama (M): pervading conciousness §

Chidambaram (M): hall of consciousness, Śiva’s shrine §

Chinmaya (M): full of consciousness; the supreme spirit §

Chitra (F): beautiful, wonderful; a picture; striking; excellent §

Chitrajyoti (F): wonderfully glorious; shining brilliantly §

Chitralata (F): wonderful vine §

Chitralekha (F): beautiful outline; a picture §

Chitrali (F): a wonderful lady§

Chitramayi (F): full of wonders; like a beautiful picture §

Chitrangada (F): with wonderful limbs; with bejewelled arms §

Chitrangi (F): of charming body §

Chitrapushpi (F): variegated blossom; Hibiscus §

Chitrarati (F): grantor of excellent gifts §

Chitrashri (F): with divine beauty §

Chitrini (F): having marks of excellence; ornamented; talented §

Chitta (F): thoughtful, intelligent; spiritual §

Chudakarna (M): shaven head; mendicant§

Chudala (F): having a lock of hair on the crown; a saintly queen §

Chudamani, Chudika, Chudikadevi (F): most excellent, best; jewel §

Chuhal (F): joyous §

Chula (M): man; nucleus of a comet §

Chulika (F): an introduction §

Chulin (M): ṛishi; crowned; a crest§

Chulitaka (F): a poet §

Chuni (F): a small ruby; precious §

Chuninda (M): chosen as the best §

Chushini (F): female attendant of Dūrgā §

Chutaka (F): a mango tree §

Chutalatika (F): woman of the mango tree §


Dadhichi (M): a sage §

Dahanapriya (F): beloved of fire; wife of Agni §

Daksha (M-F): the skillful one; Gaṇeśa §

Dakshayani (F): gold, golden ornament; daughter of a perfect being; Dūrgā §

Dakshen, Dakshesh (M): clever; Śiva §

Daksheyu (F): striving for perfection; perfect §

Dalaja (F): produced from petals; honey §

Dalakosa (F): treasure of petals; jasmine flower §

Dalapati (M): army commander §

Damini (F): lightning; beauty §

Danadada (F): giving generously; an apsarā or gandharva §

Danda (M): staff §

Dandapani (M): carrier of a staff; Lord Murugan §

Danta (F): tamed, mild; an apsarā §

Danti (F): patience, self-restraint §

Danvir (M): generous §

Darpan (M): a mirror §

Darshan (M), Darshani (F): holy sight, blessing; Dūrgā§

Darshatashri (F): of obvious beauty §

Das, Dasa, Dasan (M): devotee, servant of God §

Dasrasu (F): mother of the aśvins §

Dattadevi (F): Goddess of gifts; mother of Chandragupta II §

Dattatreya (M): Given by Atri; the three-headed Divinity of Brahmā-Vishṇu-Śiva§

Daya (F): compassion, sympathy §

Dayal (M): compassionate §

Dayamay (M): compassionate God §

Dayananda (M): joy of compassion §

Dayandhi (M): very compassionate §

Dayanvita (F): surrounded by mercy; merciful §

Dayashankar (M): source of compassion, Śiva §

Dayavati (F): full of mercy §

Dayita (F): worthy of compassion; beloved, cherished§

Dehini (F): of the body, corporeal; bearer of the body; the Earth §

Desapali (F): protected by the country, belonging to the country, a native; a musical rāga §

Desna (F): gift, offering §

Deva (M): a divine being or light; angel §

Devabrata (M): brother of Gods §

Devadasa (M): devotee of God §

Devadatta (F): given by the Gods; the mother of Gautama Buddha’s cousin §

Devadhani (F): Indra’s divine city §

Devadutta (M): God-given §

Devagarbha (F): the womb of the Gods; a river of ancient India §

Devagiri (F): divine knowledge; a rāgiṇī §

Devago (F): divine protectress; Śakti §

Devahuti (F): invocation of the Gods §

Devajami (F): sister of the Gods §

Devajaya (F): wife of the Gods §

Devajyoti (M-F): God’s light §

Devak (M), Devaki (F): divine, glorious; pious §

Devakanchana (F): divine gold §

Devakanya (F): celestial maiden §

Devakiri (F): tongue of the Gods §

Devakri (F): myth; a rāga §

Devakulya (F): divine pitcher; belonging to the Gods; the holy Gaṅgā §

Devakusuma (F): divine flower; cloves §

Devala (F): attached to the Gods; music personified §

Devalata (F): divine vine; the double jasmine §

Devalekha (F): a divine line; with a divine outline; a celestial beauty §

Devam (M): God; Śiva §

Devamala (F): divine garland §

Devamani (F): jewel of the Gods §

Devamata (F): mother of the Gods §

Devamati (F): godly minded; virtuous; venerated §

Devamatra (F): equivalent to a God; a mother in Skanda’s retinue §

Devamayi (F): divine illusion §

Devamitra (F): friend of the Gods §

Devamshu (M): part of God §

Devanadi (F): river of the Gods §

Devananda (M-F): God’s joy §

Devanangana (F): divine woman §

Devanatha (M): king; lord of devas §

Devanga (M): with God’s limbs §

Devansha (M): part of God §

Devapratima (F): image of the Gods; an idol §

Devapriya (M): loved by the Gods §

Devaradhana (F): worship of the Gods §

Devaraja (M): Indra, king of devas §

Devaranjan (M): loved by the devas §

Devarati (F): delight of the Gods §

Devarupa (F): divine form §

Devasena (F): with an army of Gods, Murugan’s consort §

Devasenapati (M): commander of the devonic army; Murugan §

Devasmita (F): with a divine smile §

Devavanchana (F): with divine speech §

Devavani (F): divine voice §

Devavarnini (F): describer of the Gods §

Devavati (F): owned by the Gods §

Devaviti (F): enjoyment for the Gods §

Devayani (F): chariot of the Gods; invested with divine power §

Devayosa (F): the wife of a God §

Devayu (M): with divine life §

Devendra, Deven (M): chief of the Gods; Indra §

Devesi (F): a chief of the Goddesses; Dūrgā §

Devi (F): angel, a name of Pārvatī §

Devika (F): minor Deity; God-like §

Devikadevi (F): invested with divine qualities §

Dharabhuja (M): earth enjoyer; a king §

Dhama, Dhaman (M): ray; strength; splendour, majesty; house, place of pilgrimage; a rishi §

Dhamadhipa (M): lord of Rays; Sūrya §

Dhamakesin (M): ray-haired; Sūrya §

Dhamanidhi (M): treasure of splendour; Sūrya §

Dhamavat (M): owner of a house; powerful, strong §

Dhanadhipa (M): lord of wealth; Kubera §

Dhanajita (M): wealth; winning§

Dhanaka (M): avarice; a farmer; coriander; a Yayati king and son of Durdhama §

Dhanapala (M): guardian of wealth; a king §

Dhanapati (M): lord of wealth; Kubera §

Dhanaraja, Dhanraj (M): king of wealth §

Dhanavanta, Dhanavat (M): containing wealth; the sea §

Dhanavardhana (M): increasing wealth §

Dhanayush (M): with a rich life; a son of Pururavas §

Dhanesha, Dhanesh, Dhaneshvara (M): lord of wealth; Kubera §

Dhanin (M): wealthy; a messenger of the asuras; Kubera §

Dhansukha (M): wealthy §

Dhanu (M): the bow; the zodiac sign of Sagittarius §

Dhanuraja (M): king of archers; an ancestor of Sakyamuni §

Dhanurdhara, Dhanurgraha (M): bearer of a bow; the zodiac sign of Sagittarius; Śiva §

Dhanurvaktra (M): bow-mouthed; an attendant of Skanda §

Dhanurvedin (M): knower of the bow; versed in archery; Śiva §

Dhanusha (M): the bow; a ṛishi §

Dhanushaksha (M): bow-eyed; a sage §

Dhanva (M): with a bow; a king of Kāśī , father of Dhanvantari §

Dhanvanta (M): wealthy §

Dhanvantari (M): moving in a curve; the physician of the Gods; founder of āyurveda, a river §

Dhanya (F): virtuous; good; bestowing wealth §

Dharamvira (M): protector of religion §

Dharana (M): bearing, holding, keeping; resembling; Śiva §

Dharanija (M): born of the Earth §

Dharen (M): one who supports §

Dharendra (M): king of the Earth; the Himālayas §

Dharma (M): path of life; virtue; religion; duty, observance; right §

Dharmachandra (M): moon of dharma; religious; virtuous, venerated §

Dharmachara, Dharmacharin (M): observing dharma; virtuous; upright; Śiva §

Dharmada (M): bestower of dharma; a follower of Skanda §

Dharmadasa (M): one who serves religion §

Dharmadeva (M): lord of dharma §

Dharmagopa (M): protector of dharma §

Dharmagosha (M): voice of dharma §

Dharmamitra (M): nectar of dharma; friend of dharma §

Dharmanandana (M): son of dharma; King Yudhishṭhira §

Dharmandhu (M): well of dharma; deeply religious; venerated §

Dharmanitya (M): constant in dharma §

Dharmapala (M): guardian of dharma §

Dharmaprabhasa, Dharmaprakasha (M): light of dharma; virtuous; religious; venerated §

Dharmaputra (M): son of dharma §

Dharmaranya (M): grove of dharma; a Brahmin devotee of Sūrya §

Dharmasakha (M): friend of dharma §

Dharmasarathi (M): charioteer of dharma; §

Dharmasavarni (M): resembling dharma §

Dharmashoka (M): Aśoka the dutiful; Emperor Aśoka §

Dharmasila (M): follower of dharma §

Dharmasindhu (M): ocean of dharma §

Dharmasingha (M): lion of dharma; one who guards, protects and practices dharma deeply §

Dharmasthavira (M): stable in dharma §

Dharmasuta (M): son of dharma§

Dharmasyas (M): glory of dharma §

Dharmavahana (M): vehicle of dharma; Śiva §

Dharmavardhana (M): increasing dharma; Śiva §

Dharmavarna (M): colored in dharma; virtuous §

Dharmavira (M): champion of dharma; defender of religion§

Dharmavivardhana (M): promoter of dharma; a son of Aśoka §

Dharmayu (M): one who lives for dharma; a Puru king §

Dharmayupa (M): a pillar of dharma §

Dharmendra, Dharmesha, Dharmeshvara (M): lord of dharma §

Dharmendu (M): light of dharma §

Dharmishta (M): staying in dharma; virtuous, righteous §

Dharmottara (M): entirely devoted to dharma §

Dharsanatman (M): with a fierce nature; Śiva §

Dharuna (M): bearing, supporting, holding; Brahmā §

Dhata (M): establisher, creator, founder; supporter; one of the twelve adityas §

Dhataki (M): resembling the creator; a son of Vitihotra §

Dhatri (M): establisher, creator, founder; supporter §

Dhatriputra (M): Dhatri’s son; Sanatkumāra, son of Brahmā §

Dhaumya (M): smokey, grey; name of a ṛishi §

Dhavak (M): runner; quick, swift, flowing §

Dhavala (M-F): dazzling white; pure; handsome; beautiful §

Dhavalachandra (M-F): white moon §

Dhavalapaksha (M): white winged; the light half of the mouth §

Dhavita (M-F): whitish; washed, purified, clean §

Dhavlesh (M): lord of white; Śiva §

Dhira, Dheera (M-F), Dhiren (F): courageous; Gaṇeśa §

Dhyana (M): meditation §

Didda (F): eyeball; a celebrated princess of Kashmir §

Didhiti (F): firm, stable; devotion; inspiration; religious reflection §

Didivi (F): shining, bright; risen as a star; Bṛihaspati §

Didyotisu (F): wishing to shine §

Digambara, Digvasas, Digvastra (M): sky clad; Śiva and Skanda §

Digangana (F): quarter of the sky identified as a young maiden §

Digisha (M): lord of direction §

Dikkanya (F): quarter of the sky, identified as a young maiden §

Diksha (F): initiation; consecration, dedication §

Dikshita, Dikshitar (M): initiated; consecrated §

Dilipa (M): one who gives, accepts and protects; a righteous king §

Dimbesvari (F): Goddess of creation; Dūrgā §

Dinabandhu (M): friend of the poor; Supreme Spirit §

Dinakara (M): that which causes the day; the sun; an aditya §

Dinakaratmaja (F): daughter of Dinakara; the river Yamuna §

Dinamani (M): day jewel; the sun §

Dinapati (M): day lord; the sun §

Dinaraja (M): day king; the sun §

Dinaratna (M): day jewel; the sun §

Dinesha, Dinesh (M): day lord; sun §

Dipa, Deepa (F): illuminating; light; a lamp, lantern §

Dipaka (M): illuminating; kindling; inflaming; lamp; saffron §

Dipakalika (F): flame of a lamp §

Dipakarni (M): with shining ears; attentive§

Dipakshi (F): bright-eyed §

Dipali (F): a row of lights §

Dipana (F): illuminating; impassioning; that which kindles§

Dipanjali (F): a lamp for praying; waved before the Deity during ritual worship §

Dipavali (F): row of lights §

Dipavati (F): containing lights; a mythical river §

Dipen (M): lord of the lamp; light of the lamp §

Dipika (F): a small lamp, light, moolight; fire plant §

Dipin (M): illuminating; exciting §

Dipita (M): inflamed; illuminated; manifested; excited §

Dipra (F): radiant, flaming, shining §

Dipsikha (F): the flame of a lamp §

Dipta (M): illuminated; blazing; hot; brilliant §

Dipti, Deepti (F): brightness; light; illuminating; enlightening §

Dirgha (M): lofty; long; tall; deep; Śiva §

Dirgharoman (M): long-haired; an attendant of Śiva §

Disa (F): region; direction; the point of the compass §

Dishta (M): settled; directed, appointed, assigned, fixed §

Disti (F): direction; good fortune; happiness; auspicious juncture §

Diti (F): glow, brightness, light; splendor, beauty; a daughter of Daksha §

Ditikara (M): bringing glow; irradiating, illuminating §

Ditimat (M): possessed with a glow, bright; splendid; brilliant §

Divakara (M): day maker, the sun §

Divali (F): row of lights §

Divapati (M): day lord; the sun §

Divija (M-F): born of the sky; heaven born; celestial §

Divoja (M): descended from heaven §

Divolka (F): fallen from the sky; a meteor §

Divya (F): divine, celestial, heavenly; charming, beautiful; an apsarā §

Divyadeha (M): with a divine body §

Divyadevi (F): divine Goddess §

Divyajyoti (F): divine light §

Divyakrititi (F): of divine form; beautiful §

Divyanari, Divyastri (F): celestial maiden; an apsarā §

Divyayamuna (F): the divine Yamuna river §

Dodahi (F): flute §

Dodiya (F): royal family §

Doma (F): a singer §

Dora (F): string of an instrument §

Duhsadhin (M): door keeper §

Dulal (M): dear one §

Duradhara (M): invincible; inaccessible §

Durantadeva (M): the God who removes difficulties, Gaṇeśa §

Durasan (M): one who opens or unlocks doors; giver, granter §

Durgadas, Durgadasa (M): devotee of Dūrgā §

Durgesha, Durgesh (M): lord of dūrvā, the sacred grass; Śiva §

Durjaya (M): invincible §

Durodhara (M): door opener §

Durvadeva (M): lord of dūrvā, the sacred grass; Śiva §

Durvara (M): irresistable§

Durvasas (M): a sage §

Dushyantan (M): destroyer of evil; a lunar dynasty emperor §

Duskala (M): destroyer of time; Śiva §

Dustara (M): invincible §

Duvas (M): worship §


Easan, Eashan, Eesan, Easvan, Eashvan (M): the Supreme Ruler §

Edha (F): prosperity, happiness §

Egattala (F): the Goddess of Chennai, India §

Eka (F): singular; peerless, unique; Dūrgā §

Ekabhakti (F): the worship of one Deity §

Ekachandra (F): the only moon; the best one; a mother in the retinue of Skanda §

Ekacharini (F): a woman devoted to a single man; obedient; a loyal, chaste woman §

Ekadanta (M): having one tusk; Gaṇeśa §

Ekadeva (M): the one great God §

Ekaja (F): born alone; the only child §

Ekajata (F): with a single twisted lock of hair; a tantric Goddess §

Ekakini (F): lonely, alone §

Ekala (M): solitary, solo singer §

Ekamati (F): concentrated §

Ekamukha (F): single-faced (rudraksha bead); with one mouth; extremely auspicious §

Ekananga (F): lover; the daughter of Yashoda and foster sister of Kṛishṇa §

Ekanayana (M): the planet Venus §

Ekangika (F): made of sandalwood; fair; frequent; auspicious; dear to the Gods §

Ekanta (F): a lovely woman; devoted to one §

Ekantika (F): devoted to one aim §

Ekaparna (F): single-leafed; living on a single leaf; the daughter of Himavana and Mena, the sister of Dūrgā, Aparna and Ekapatala and the wife of sage Devala §

Ekarishi (M): chief ṛishi §

Ekastaka (F): a collection of eight; the time for consecration; the eighth day after the full moon in the month of Magha §

Ekatala (M): harmony, unison §

Ekavaktra (F): single-faced; a mother of Skanda §

Ekavali (F): string of pearls §

Ekavira (F): outstandingly brave; a daughter of Śiva §

Ekikarana (M): singularizing §

Ekisa (F): one Goddess; the primal Goddess §

Ekiya (M): a part of one whole, a friend §

Eksika (F): eye §

Ela (F): born of Ila; the Earth; cardamom §

Elana (M-F): orange §

Elavali (M-F): small delicate plant §

Elika (M-F): small cardamom seed §

Eloksi (F): with hair as thick as the cardamom creeper §

Enajina (M): deer skin (sacred to lord Śiva) §

Enaksi (F): doe-eyed §

Eni (F): a deer; spotted; a flowing stream §

Enipada (F): with deer-like feet; fleet-footed §

Esanika (F): fulfilling desire; a goldsmith’s balance scale §

Esha (F): wish, desire; aim §

Eshana (M): wishing, seeking §

Eta, Etaha (F): shining; flowing §

Etaka (M): a kind antelope or deer §

Etasa (M): many-hued; colorful §

Ethari (M): now, this moment §

Eti (F): arrival §


Gagan (M): sky §

Gajanan (M): Lord Gaṇeśa §

Gajapati, Gajendra or Gajaraja (M): lord or king of elephants §

Gaman (M): speed; voyage §

Ganadhara (M): chief of a group §

Gananatha, Ganapati (M): lord of celestial attendants; Śiva; Gaṇeśa§

Gandhika (M): fragrant §

Ganesh, Ganesha, Ganesa, Ganesan (M): lord of the gaṇas or categories, Gaṇeśa§

Ganeshvara, Ganesvara, Ganesvaran (M): lord of categories; Gaṇeśa§

Ganga (F): Goddess of River Gaṅgā §

Gangala (M): precious stone §

Gangesh (M): lord of the Gaṅgā, Śiva §

Gangeya (M): Son of Mother Gaṅgā; Murugan §

Gauri (F): fair, brilliant, beautiful; Parvatī §

Gauriputra (M): the son of Gaurī; Gaṇeśa §

Gayatri (F): phrased verse; a sacred Vedic mantra; a hymn to the sun; Sarasvatī as consort of Brahmā and mother of the Vedas §

Girapati (M): lord of speech; Brahmā §

Giratha (M): learned; Bṛihaspati §

Giri (M): mountain; honorific title given to ṛishis; number eight; cloud; ball §

Giribandhava (M): friend of mountains; Śiva §

Giridhanvana (M): the rainbow of mountains; Śiva§

Giridhvaja (M): with the mountain as its banner; Indra’s thunderbolt §

Girijanatha, Girijapati, (M): lord of Pārvatī; Śiva §

Girijavara (M): consort of Pārvatī; Śiva §

Giriksita (M): mountain dweller; Śiva §

Girilala, Girinandana (M): son of the mountain lord; Gaṇeśa; Kārttikeya §

Girimana (M): mountain-like; a powerful elephant §

Girinatha, Girindra, Giripati, Girish (M): lord of the mountains; Śiva §

Giripriya (M-F): lover of mountains; Śiva§

Giriraj (M): king of mountains; Himavana §

Girisa (M): lord of speech; Bṛihaspati §

Gita, Geeta (F): song §

Gitapriya (M): lover of music; an attendant of Skanda; Śiva §

Gitavidyadhara (M): scholar of music; a gandharva who was a great musician §

Godavari (F): granting water; bestowing prosperity; a river §

Godhika (F): Sita’s lizard; emblem of Goddess Gauri §

Gomati (F): a famous river §

Gopana (M-F): protected, secured §

Gopta (M): guardian §

Gora (M-F): fair skinned, handsome §

Gorakh, Gorakhdeva (M): self-disciplined §

Goral (F): beautiful; fair skinned §

Gori (F): beautiful, Pārvatī §

Grahapati (M): lord of celestial bodies; Gaṇeśa§

Gudapushpa (F): sweet flower §

Gudiya (F): doll §

Guha, Guhan (M): secret one; a cave; dweller in the heart’s cave; Murugan §

Guhanatha (M): lord of the spiritual heart, Murugan §

Guhapriya (F): liking secret places; Indra’s daughter §

Gulab (M): rose §

Gulabee (F): pink, rosy, pleasing §

Gulal (F): auspicious, colorful powder used in the Holi festival §

Gulika (F): ball; anything round; pearl §

Gulmini (F): clustering; creeper §

Gulshan (M): garden §

Gunadhaya (M): rich in virtues §

Gunaja (F): daughter of virtue; the Priyangu creeper §

Gunakali (F): possessing virtues; a raga§

Gunakara (M): endowed with all virtues §

Gunal, Gunala (M-F): virtuous §

Gunalakshmi (F): Lakshmī the virtuous §

Gunamaya (F): endowed with virtues §

Gunanidhi (M): a treasure house of virtues §

Gunasundari (F): made beautiful with virtues §

Gunatita (M): transcending all qualities; Gaṇeśa, Śiva§

Gunavara (F): best in qualities; meritorious; virtuous; §

Gunavati (F): virtuous; a river of ancient India §

Gunavina (F): virtuous §

Guncha (F): blossom; flower bud §

Gunchaka (F): boquet of flowers §

Guniyala (F): a virtuous woman §

Gunja (F): a small red berry plant §

Gunjana (F): buzzing of a bee §

Gunratna (M): a jewel of virtue §

Gunvan, Gunvanta (M): virtuous §

Gurudasa (M): devotee, servant of the teacher §

Guruparan (M): He who initiated His Father; Murugan §

Guruprita (M): love of the teacher §


Haima (M): snow, frost; dew; golden; the Himālayas; Śiva §

Hakesa (M): lord of sound §

Hamsa, Hansa (M): swan; goose §

Hamsika (F): beautiful swan§

Hansaja (M): son of a swan; a warrior in Skanda’s band §

Hansanada (M): the cry of the swan §

Hanugiri (M): the mountain of Hanuman §

Hara, Harak, Haran (M): He who takes away; consumer; absorber; divisor; Śiva and Agni §

Harachudamani (M): the crest gem of Śiva §

Haradeva (M): lord of Śiva §

Harahara (M): Śiva’s necklace §

Haramanas (M): the mind of Śiva; the soul of God §

Haranetra (M): the eye of Śiva §

Hararupa (M): with the form of Śiva §

Harasekhara (M): the crest of Śiva §

Harasiddha (M): eternal of Śiva §

Harasunu (M): son of Śiva; Kārttikeya §

Harasvarupa (M): in Śiva’s image §

Haratejas (M): Śiva’s fiery energy §

Harena (F): devotee of lord Śiva §

Haresvara (M): Śiva and Vishṇu conjoined, Hari-Hara §

Harinakshi (F): eyes as beautiful as a doe §

Harita (F): green §

Harnita (F): deer-like §

Harsha (F): joy, delight §

Harshika, Harshila, Harshina (F): joyful §

Haryasva (M): with bay horses; Indra and Śiva §

Hasanti (F): smiling §

Hasini (F): laughter §

Hastimukha (M): elephant-faced; Gaṇeśa §

Hatakesha (M): lord of gold, Śiva §

Havana (M): fire sacrifice, Agni §

Havisha (M-F): worthy of oblation; Śiva§

Hema (M-F): gold; a dark horse §

Hemabala (M): power of gold; the pearl §

Hemachandra (M): golden moon §

Hemadri (M): golden mountain §

Hemaguha (M): golden cave §

Hemakanta (M): bright as gold §

Hemakeli (M): golden sport; Agni §

Hemakesha (M): with golden hair; Śiva §

Hemakshi (F): with golden eyes §

Hemal (M-F), Hemali (F): golden §

Hemamalin (M): garlanded with gold; Sūrya §

Heman (M): golden, yellow; the Jasmine blossom §

Hemanatha (M): lord of gold, Śiva §

Hemanga, Hemanya (M): golden-bodied, a brahmin; a lion §

Hemapushpam (M): golden-flowered §

Hemavati (F): golden, Pārvatī §

Hemendra (M): lord of gold, Indra §

Hemina (F): golden §

Hemlata (M-F): golden creeper §

Henal (F): made from the henna powder §

Heramba (M): son of wealth; Gaṇeśa §

Hetal (F): full of love §

Himachala (M): abode of snow; the Himālaya mountain §

Himadri (F): peak of snow; the Himālaya mountain; Pārvatī §

Himajyoti (M-F): with snow-like light; Chandra §

Himakara (M): snow-handed; causing cold; white; the moon §

Himasaila (M): snow mountain; the Himālayas §

Himatanaya (M-F): son of the moon §

Himayati (M): one who favors; champion §

Himmat (M): courage §

Hinadosa (M): without fault §

Hindi (F): wanderer; Dūrgā §

Hindika (F): astrologer §

Hindikanta, Hindipriya (M): beloved by Dūrgā; Śiva§

Hinduka (M): wanderer; Śiva §

Hingula, Hinguli (F): vermillion §

Hinkara (M): chanting of hymns; the invocation of a Deity§

Hinvati (F): to gladden; delight §

Hira (F): diamond; Lakshmī §

Hiradevi (F): queen §

Hiranga (M): diamond-bodied; Indra’s thunderbolt §

Hiranya (M): gold; most precious §

Hiranyavaha (M): bearing gold; Śiva; the river Sona §

Hiresa (M): king of gems §

Hiroka; Hiroki (F): poet §

Hitasha (M): He who consumes oblations; Agni §

Hitesin (M): benevolent §

Hitesvara (M): God of welfare; caring for others §

Homa (M): oblation §

Honna (M): to possess §

Hosang (M): to be one’s own self §

Hotravahana (M): with the chariot of invocation §

Hullura, Hulluri (M-F): king of the Nāgas §

Humbadevi (F): Goddess of jubilation §

Hundana, Hundani (M-F): attendent of Śiva §

Hundanesa (M): a ram; tiger; Śiva §

Hushka (M): a king §

Huta, Huti (M): one to whom an oblution into fire is offered; Śiva §

Hutapriya (F): beloved of fire §

Hutasa, Hutasi (M-F): subsisting by fire; fire consumer §

Hutasana (F): a yogiṇī; having the nature of fire §

Huvishka (M): a king §


Iditri (F): one who praises §

Ijana (M): one who has sacrificed §

Ikshanika (M): a fortune teller §

Ilina (M): from Ili, a weapon §

Indivar (M-F): blue lotus §

Indra (M): king of the devas §

Irajan (M): born of the wind §

Irilan (M): He who has no end §

Isan, Isha, Ishan, Ishvan, Eesan, Eesha (M): Supreme ruler, Śiva §

Ishva (M): a spiritual teacher §

Isi, Isani, Eesi, Eesani (F): ruler; Parvatī §

Isvaran, Eashvaran (M): lord of the Universe; a millionaire §


Jagadagauri (F): fairest of the universe, Pārvatī §

Jagadamba, Jaganmata (F): mother of the world, Dūrgā; Lakshmī§

Jagadambika (F): little mother of the universe; Dūrgā §

Jagadhatri (F): sustainer of the universe; Pārvatī §

Jai, Jay, Jaya (M): victory §

Jalabalika (F): maiden of water; daughter of the waters; lightning as the daughter of the clouds §

Jalada (M): giving water; raincloud §

Jaladhi (F): living in water; ocean; a crocodile §

Jaladhipa (M): lord of the waters §

Jalaj; Jalaja (F): born of water, the lotus; Lakshmī §

Jalakanta (F): beloved of water; the ocean; wind §

Jalakusuma (F): water flower; the lotus §

Jalal (M): glory §

Jalalata (F): creeper of water; a wave; a watervine §

Jalapushpa (F): water lily §

Jambalini (F): maiden of water, name of a river §

Janabalika (F): daughter of the people; very bright; lightning §

Janak, Janaka (M): progenitor; a father; name of a famous king §

Janaki (F): daughter of Janaka §

Janamitra (M): people’s friend §

Janava (M): protector of men §

Janesha (M): king of people §

Jantananda, Jnatanandana (M): bliss of knowing §

Japa (M-F): repetition of mantras; chanting; incantation§

Japendra, Japesa, Japesha (M): lord of chanting; Śiva §

Jasarani (F): queen of fame §

Jatarupa (F): beautiful, brilliant, golden §

Jatin (M): pertaining to a mendicant §

Jayapal (M): fruit of victory; a king §

Jayendra, Jeyendra (M): lord of victory §

Jayin (M): victorious §

Jeman (M): possessing victory §

Jenya (M): of noble origin; true §

Jetasri (F): Goddess of gains; a rāga §

Jetva (M): to be gained §

Jhankar (F): a sweet sound §

Jhanvi, Janvika (F): Gaṅgā, daughter of ṛishi Jahinu §

Jharna (F): a small brook §

Jiva, Jeeva (M-F): soul §

Jivan, Jivana (M): source of life; the sun; Śiva §

Jivanatha (M): lord of life §

Jivantha, Jivatha (M): long-lived; virtuous; life, breath; peacock §

Jivini (M): the sun; a brahmin; praise §

Jnanada (M): giver of knowledge §

Jnanadarpana (M): mirror of knowledge §

Jnanadatta (M): given by knowledge §

Jnanadeva (M): being of knowledge §

Jnanadipa (M): lamp of knowledge §

Jnanadirgha (M): far-knowing; far-seeing §

Jnanagarbha (M): source of knowledge §

Jnanakara (M): maker of knowledge §

Jnanaketu (M): light of wisdom §

Jnanakirti (M): having marks of intelligence §

Jnanameru (M): mountain of knowledge §

Jnanamurti (M): knowledge personified §

Jnanapati (M): lord of knowledge §

Jnanaprabha, Jnanaprakasha (M): brilliant with knowledge §

Jnanaraja (M): king of knowledge §

Jnanasiddhi (M): master of knowledge §

Jnanavajra (M): knowledge-thunderbolt §

Jnanavapi (M): pool of knowledge §

Jnani (M): enlightened one §

Jnata (F): intelligent §

Jnatri (M): knower §

Jogendra, Jogindra (F): lord of yoga; Śiva §

Jogesha, Jogesh (F): king of yoga §

Jogini (F): yogiṇī §

Jogisha (F): lord of yoga §

Josha (F): pleased; force, power §

Josika (F): cluster of buds; maiden §

Josita (F): pleased §

Jovaki (F): firefly §

Jugnu (M): firefly; ornament §

Juhi (F): jasmine flower §

Juhu (M): tongue; flame; Brahmā and Sūrya §

Jurni (F): fire-brand §

Jushka (M): lover; worshiper; meritorious §

Jushta (M), Jushti (F): love; service §

Jutika (F): a kind of camphor §

Juvasdeva (M): divine quickness in thought, word and deed §

Jyoti, Jyothi, Jothi (M-F): light §


Kadhapriya (F): ever-loved; ever-friendly §

Kailash, Kailas (M): Śiva’s sacred mountain abode §

Kaileshvari (F): Goddess of water; the family Goddess; Dūrgā §

Kairavini (F): water-born; the white lotus plant §

Kaivalya (M): established in liberation; Murugan§

Kakalika (F): with a low and sweet voice §

Kakubha (F): peak, summit; splendour, beauty; wreath of Champaka flowers §

Kala (F): a small part of anything; a skill; ingenuity §

Kaladhara, Kaladharan (M): wearer of the crescent; Śiva§

Kalamali (F): dispelling darkness; splendid; sparkling §

Kalandika (F): bestower of art and skills; wisdom, intelligence §

Kalapini (F): as blue as the peacock’s tail §

Kalavati (F): moonlight; well versed in the arts, kalās §

Kali (F): blackness, the Goddess §

Kalikantha (F): with a pleasing voice; the dove §

Kallolini (F): always happy; a surging stream or river §

Kalyanavati (F): full of virtue; princess §

Kalyani (F): beneficial, lucky; excellent; propitious; a sacred cow §

Kamakanta (F): beloved of Kāma; jasmine §

Kamakshi (F): lovely-eyed §

Kamala (M-F), Kamal, Kamla (F): born of a lotus, spring; desirous, beautiful, excellent; wealth; pale red; rose colored; Brahmā §

Kamaladevi (F): lady of the lotus §

Kamalini (F): lotus plant, collection of lotuses; beautiful; fragrant; auspicious; dear to the Gods §

Kamini (F): embodiment of love; Gaṇeśa §

Kamini, Kamra (F): desirable, beautiful; loving §

Kanak, Kanchan (F): gold §

Kanakambara (F): clad in gold, golden; a flower §

Kanakasundari (F): as beautiful as gold §

Kanda, Kandan, Kandiah (M): of integrated form; Murugan§

Kandanatha (M): quick lord; Murugan §

Kannaki (F): chaste and devoted wife, Sītā §

Kanti (F): glory, beauty; wish; decoration §

Kanya (F): maiden §

Kapil (M), Kapila (F): reddish; a great ṛishi §

Karishma (F): miracle §

Karpani (F): gladness §

Karttikeya (M): giver of courage; Murugan §

Karttiki (F): full moon in the month of Kārttika; pious, holy §

Karunya (F): merciful, compassionate; praiseworthy §

Kashi, Kasi (M): shining, splendrous; Vārānasī, Śiva’s holy city §

Kashvi (F): shining; beautiful §

Kathir, Katir (M): formless light, Murugan §

Kathiresan (M): lord of light; Murugan §

Kaumari (F): virginal §

Kavita (F): poem; poet §

Kavyamata (F): mother of poetry, mother of a brilliant one §

Kedara, Kedaradeva (M): field, meadow; peak of Himālayan mountain; Śiva §

Kedaranatha (M): lord of fields and meadows; Śiva as worshiped in Himālayas §

Kedaresa (M): lord of fields and meadows; statue of Śiva in Kāśī §

Kedarin (M): region of the Himālayas, Śiva §

Kekavala (M): peacock §

Kekaya (M): chief of a warrior tribe; full of water §

Kelaka (M): dancer, tumbler §

Kelasa (M): crystal §

Kenati (F): wife of Kāma §

Kenava (M): of a teacher §

Kenipa (M): sage §

Kerkhi (M): gold necklace §

Kesara (M), Kesari (F): mane; saffron §

Kesarin (M): having a mane; a lion; prince §

Kesayanti (M): attendant of Skanda §

Kesin (M): long-haired; lion, Rudra §

Ketaka (M): banner, flag; gold ornament §

Ketali (F): one with shelter §

Ketana (M-F): house, shelter; flag, banner §

Ketayan, Ketayitri (M): one who summons, counsels, advises §

Ketu (M): a bright appearance; chief, leader, eminent person; the moon’s south node §

Ketubha (M): cloud §

Ketubhuta (M): having a symbol §

Ketumala (M): garland of light §

Keturatna (M): a bright jewel §

Ketusringa (M): with shining horns; a king of ancient Bhārat §

Ketutara (M): a comet §

Ketuvarman (M): flag shooter; one whose flag flies everywhere §

Keva (F): lotus §

Kevala (M): alone; absolute, exclusive, pure, whole, perfect §

Kevalin (M): seeker of the Absolute §

Keya (M-F): monsoon flower; speed §

Keyura (M): armlet §

Keyuraka (M): one who wears an armlet §

Kimaya (F): divine §

Kinjala (F): brook; lotus §

Kinjalk (F): essence of a lotus §

Kinnari (F): female singer; stringed musical instrument; a singer in Indra’s court §

Kiranamalin (M): garlanded with rays; Sūrya §

Kiranamayi (F): full of rays §

Kiranapani (M): ray-handed; Sūrya §

Kiranapati (M): lord of rays; Sūrya §

Kirata (M): Śiva in his form as a warrior of the Kirata tribe §

Kirati (F): one who dwells in the mountains; Dūrgā and Gaṅgā §

Kirin, Kirina (M-F): one who praises; poet, writer; speaker §

Kirmi (F): an image of gold §

Kirnali (F): beam of light §

Kirtana (M): praise; repeating §

Kirtenya (M): worthy of praise §

Kirti (F): fame, glory; the Goddess of fame and reputation §

Kirtida (F): giver of fame §

Kirtideva (M): lord of light; lord of fame §

Kirtidhara (M): bearer of fame §

Kirtimalini (F): garlanded with fame; an attendant of Skanda §

Kirtiman, Kirtimanta (M): famous §

Kirtimukha (M): famous face; a gaṇa born from the hair of Śiva §

Kirtisena (M): with a glorious army §

Kishala (F): bud; blossom §

Kishori (F): small girl §

Kodandin (M): armed with a bow, Śiva §

Komala (M-F): tender, soft, delicate, sweet; handsome, beautiful §

Kotijit (M): conquering millions; Kālīdāsa §

Kotikasya (M): abode of millions §

Kotira (M): horned; Indra §

Kotishvara (M): lord of millions §

Kovida (M): knowledgeable, wise §

Kripa (F): compassion; grace; blessing §

Kripalavi (M-F): the compassionate one; Murugan§

Kritini (F): the skillful one; Gaṇeśa§

Kriya (M): action; temple worship §

Kuhupala (M): lord of the moon; Śiva §

Kuja (M): the gaṇa who wears the rudrāksha mālā §

Kuladeva (M): Deity of the family §

Kuladevi (F): family Goddess §

Kuladipa (M): light of the family §

Kulagan (M): beautiful one; Murugan §

Kulamani (F): jewel of the family §

Kulandai (M): beautiful one; Murugan §

Kuleshvari (F): family Goddess §

Kulishvara (M): family God; Śiva §

Kumar, Kumara, Kumaran (M): youth; prince; Murugan §

Kumaradevi (F): Goddess of children; a princess who was the wife of Chandragupta §

Kumari (F): maiden; virgin girl §

Kumudanatha (M): the moon §

Kundalin (M): wearing large earings; Śiva §

Kundan (M): glittering, sparkling; gold; pure, refined §

Kunjeshvara (M): lord of the forest §

Kuntanatha (M): lord of vegetation §

Kusavarta (M): of a passage of the Gaṅgā; of a muni; Śiva §

Kusha (F): a kind of sacred grass §

Kusumita (F): flower in full bloom §

Kuvala (M): enricher of knowledge; water lily; pearl; water §

Kuvalayesha (M): lord of the Earth; ruler of waters; lord of lilies §

Kuvalya (M): the blue lotus §


Lakshmi (F): wealth, prosperity; Goddess of wealth §

Lambodara (M): of large belly; Gaṇeśa §

Lekha (M): document; Deity, God §

Lekhabhra (M): bright as light; shining §

Lekharaja (M): lord of the Gods; the Supreme Being §

Lelihana (M): darting out the tongue; serpent; Śiva §

Lesha (M): small portion; a short song §

Lila, Leela (F): the divine play §

Linika (F): absorbed, dedicated §

Lochan, Lochana (M): eyes §

Lokesh (M): lord of regions §

Lokpriya (M): popular among all §

Lomesh (M): a sage §

Lubdhaka (M): hunter; the star Sirius §

Lunadosha (M): sinless; an attendant of Śiva §

Lunakarna (M): with pierced ears §

Lusha (M): saffron; name of a ṛishi §


Madhu, Madhur, Madhuri (F): honey §

Mahadev, Mahadeva, Mahadevan (M): Great God; Śiva §

Mahadevi (F): great Goddess §

Mahakala (M): great time; Śiva §

Mahan (M): great one; Śiva §

Mahati (M-F): the consummation of glory; Murugan§

Mahendra (M): supreme ruler §

Mahesh, Mahesa, Mahesan, Maheshvara (M): great lord; Śiva §

Mahesvari, Maheshvari (F): great Goddess §

Mala (F): rosary, prayer beads §

Mallik (M): king; lord §

Mallika (F): jasmine §

Manasa (F): mental power; Pārvatī §

Manesh (M): king of mind §

Mangala (F): auspicious one §

Mani (M-F): jewel §

Manick, Manik, Manickan, Manickam (M): ruby-like§

Manil (M): a beautiful bird §

Manin (M): mind §

Manish (M): intellect §

Manjari (F): a bouquet §

Manjeet (M): conqueror of mind §

Manju (F): pollen grains; attractive §

Manoj (M): born of the mind §

Manu (M): intelligent; the first man §

Mardav (M): softness; letting go of ego §

Markendeya (M): winning over death; devotee of Śiva §

Maruti (M): son of the wind; Hanuman §

Matta (M-F): the embodiment of happiness; Murugan§

Mayil (F): peacock §

Mayilvaganam (M): peacock mount; Murugan §

Mayini (F): source of illusory power §

Midhusha (M): bountiful; son of Indra §

Midhushi (F): liberal; bountiful; Śakti §

Midhushtama (M): most liberal; Sūrya §

Mihika (F): mist, fog; snow §

Mihikansu (M): mist-rayed; the moon §

Mihira (M): causing heat, light and rain; sun, clouds, wind, air; a sage §

Mihirakula (M): born in the solar dynasty; a king §

Mihirana (M): born of the sun; Śiva §

Milana, Milan (M): union; meeting; contract §

Milap (M): embrace §

Milita (F): partly opened, as in a flower blossom §

Mina, Meena (F): fish; gem; goblet of wine §

Minaketana (M): fish-bannered; Kāma §

Minakshi, Meenakshi (F): fish-eyed; a species of Durva grass; Pārvatī §

Minalaya (M): the ocean §

Minanatha (M): master of fish §

Minaraja (M): king of fish §

Minesh, Mineshvara (M): lord of fish; Śiva §

Mira (F): ocean; §

Mirata (M): mirror §

Misraka (M): mixed; manifold §

Misri (M): mixed; sweet §

Mita (F): measured, gauged; tried and tested; a friend; established §

Mitadhvaja (M): with a strong flag §

Mitali (F): friendship §

Mithi (M): knowledged; truthful §

Mithilesa (M): lord of Mithila §

Mithuna (M): forming a pair; the zodiac sign of Gemini; honey and clarified butter §

Miti (F): friend §

Mitra (M): friend, companion §

Mitrabahu (M): helped by friends §

Mitradeva (M): lord of friends §

Mitradharman (M): with faith in friends §

Mitragupta (M): protected by friends §

Mitrajit (M): winning friends §

Mitrajna (M): knower of friends; knower of the sun §

Mitrakrit (M): friend maker §

Mitrasaha (M): indulgent towards friends §

Mitrasena (M): with an army of friends §

Mitravaha, Mitravan, Mitravinda (M): having friends §

Mitravardhana (M): cherished by friends §

Mitravarman (M): warrior among friends §

Mitrayu (M): friendly; attractive; prudent §

Mitrodaya (M): sunrise §

Mitula (M): measured, limited, moderate §

Mitushi (F): with limited desires §

Mivara (M): leader of an army §

Moda (M): pleasure, enjoyment, joy; fragrance §

Modaka (M), Modaki (F): pleasing, delighting; a sweet goodie §

Modakara (M): one who accomplishes joy; full of joy, delighted; a ṛishi §

Mohana, Mohi, Mohin, Mohita (M), Mohini (F): infatuating; beautiful; bewildering; one of the five arrows of Kāma; Śiva or Kṛishṇa §

Mohantara (M): very infatuating §

Mohona (F): endearing §

Moksha (M): emancipation, liberation; Mount Meru §

Mokshadvara (M): gate of liberation; Sūrya §

Mokshin, Mokshita (M): free, liberated §

Mora, Morara (M): peacock §

Moti (M): pearl §

Motia (M): jasmine §

Muchira (M): generous, liberal; virtuous; the wind; the Deity §

Mudabhaja (M): desirer of happiness §

Mudanvita (M): pleased, delighted, filled with joy §

Mudavarta (M): surrounded by happiness §

Muddaya (M): to be happy; to delight §

Mudgala (M): ever happy §

Muhurta (M): moment, instant §

Mukesh, Mukesa (M): lord of liberation; Śiva §

Mukhachandra (M): moon face; with a face like the moon §

Mukhaja (M): born of the mouth §

Mukhakamala (M): with a face as lovely as a lotus §

Mukhendu (M): with a face as lovely as the moon §

Mukta (M): freed, emancipated, delivered; opened; a pearl §

Muktaguna (M): qualities of a pearl §

Muktananda (M): the joy of liberation §

Muktapida (M): crowned with pearls §

Muktapushpa (M): pearly flower §

Muktaratna (M): pearl gem §

Muktasena (M): with a free army §

Muktesh, Muktesa (M): lord of emancipation §

Mukunda (M): precious stone; one who liberates §

Mukutesvara (M): lord of the crown §

Mula (M): root or core §

Mulaka (M): prince §

Mulapurusha (M): male representative of a family §

Mularaja (M): lord of creation; the original root §

Mulashanti (M): a Vedic treatise §

Mulika (M): principal, primary §

Muni (M): silent one; sage; ascetic §

Munichandra (M): moon among ascetics §

Munikumara (M): young ascetic §

Munindra (M): chief of munis; Śiva §

Muniratna (M): jewel among sages §

Munisa (M): chief of munis §

Munistuta (M): praised by sages; Gaṇeśa§

Murajaka (M): a drum; one of Śiva’s attendants §

Murdhan, Murdhanya (M): the top or summit, beginning or first §

Murthi, Murthy, Murti (M): form; temple image §

Muruga, Murugan (M): beautiful; tender youth; the God of spiritual striving, lord of ascetics; Kārttikeya §

Murugesa (M): lord of the detached; Murugan §

Mushika (M): Gaṇeśa’s vahana, the mouse §

Muthu (M): nice; gentle §


Nabhan (M): heart center; Śiva residing in the lotus of the heart §

Nabhanyu (M), Nabhanya (F): springing forth from the heavens; ethereal, celestial, heavenly §

Nabhasa (M), Nabhasi (F): misty; of the sky; celestial §

Nabhashvati (F): born of the sky; lightning; thunder §

Nabhasindhu (F): river of the sky; the ākāshagaṅgā or celestial Gaṅgā, the Milky Way §

Nachiketa, Nachiketan (M): not conscious; fire§

Nada (M): sound§

Nadabindu (M): seed sound; the primal sound, Aum§

Nadinatha, Nadipati, Nadisha (M): lord of rivers; the ocean §

Naga (M): mountain; serpent; elephant§

Nagapati (M): overlord of the mountains; Himavan §

Nagadhiraja (M): The paramount king of the mountains; Himavan §

Nagamma (F): poetess §

Naganandini (F): mountain-born; Pārvatī §

Nagapushpika (F): flower of the mountains; yellow Jasmine §

Nagaraja (M): king of serpents; Śiva who wears serpents as a mark of immortality and control of the instinctive mind §

Nagarini (F): urban; sophisticated §

Nagasri (F): princess §

Nagendra (M): chief of serpents; Chief of mountains; Himavan §

Nagesh, Nagesa, Nageshvar, Nageshvara (M): lord of serpents; lord of mountains; Himavan, Śiva; Mahāṛishi Patāñjali §

Nageshvari (F): Goddess of serpents; Manasa §

Nagija (F): blossom of the flower Mesua Roxburghii §

Naka (M-F): vault of heaven; sky; Sūrya §

Nakaloka (M): the heavenly worlds §

Nakanadi (F): river of the sky; the ākāshagaṅgā or celestial Gaṅgā, the Milky Way §

Nakanari (F): heavenly woman §

Nakanatha, Nakadhipa, Nakapati, Nakesa, Nakesh, Nakeshvara (M): lord of the sky; Indra §

Nakanayaka (M): God of Jupiter §

Nakapala (M): sky guardian §

Nakavanita (F): dwelling in the sky §

Nakin (M): having heaven; a God §

Nakshatra (M-F): one of 27 principle asterisms (star clusters, also called Lunar Mansions) in the Hindu system of astrology, usually referring to one’s birthstar §

Nakula (M): mongoose; lord Śiva who, like the mongoose, is immune to the venom of serpents §

Nala (F): made of reeds, a lotus flower §

Nalada (F): nectar of a flower §

Nalakini (F): multitude of flowers; lotus lake §

Nalami (F): fragrant nectar; lute of Śiva §

Nalika (F): spear, arrow; lotus flower §

Nalini (F): lotus-like; lotus; beautiful; fragrant; gentle; sacred §

Nalita (F): Arum Colocassia §

Namasya (M-F): worshipful, worthy of salutation §

Namdeesh (M): the ocean §

Namita (F): one who worships, devotee §

Namya (F): venerable §

Nanda (F): delight; prosperity §

Nandadevi (F): Goddess of happiness; lofty Himalayan peak §

Nandana (M): rejoicing; gladdening §

Nandi, Nandikesh (M): happy, joyful; Śiva’s bull; Śiva expressing his blissful nature §

Nandika, Nandini, Nandanti (F): gladdening, delightful, blissful; a daughter; Dūrgā and Gaṅgā§

Nandirudra (M): joyful Rudra; Śiva §

Nandishvara (M): lord of Nandi; Śiva §

Nandita (F): one who pleases §

Nanthakumar (M): eternal youth §

Naradhara (M): supporter of mankind; Śiva §

Narapriya (M): beloved of mankind; favorable to mankind §

Naravira (M): heroic man §

Narendra, Naresh, Naresa, Nareshvara (M): chief of mankind §

Nari (F): feminine; wife, mother; daughter of Mount Meru §

Narika (F): spiritual; watery §

Narishta (M): dear to women; Arabian jasmine§

Naritirtha (F): five sacred bathing places for women §

Narmada (F): giver of pleasure; a holy river §

Narmadeshvara (M): lord of the river Narmada; Śiva §

Narmadyuti (F): bright with joy; happy, merry §

Nartaki, Nataki, Natakiya (F): dancer §

Narvakya (F): words of the wife §

Narya (M): heroic; manly, human §

Natana, Natya (M): dancing §

Nataraj, Nataraja, Natarajan (M): king of dancers; Śiva §

Natesa, Natesh, Nadesan, Nateshvar, Nadeshvar (M): lord of dancers; Śiva §

Nateshvari (F): Goddess of dance; Pārvatī §

Nath, Natha, Nathan (M): protector, master, lord, chief; blessing §

Nathoka (M): a poet §

Nati (F): bowing, humble §

Natyapriya (M): fond of dance; Śiva §

Nava (M): shout of joy §

Navamallika (F): the new creeper; jasmine §

Navangi (F): new, fresh body; lovely, beautiful §

Navika (M): captain, sailor; chief of a vessel §

Navina, Naviya, Navya (F): new, fresh, young §

Nayaja (F): daughter of wisdom §

Nayaka (M-F): chief, leader, guide §

Nayanapriti, Nayanatara (F): star of one’s eye; beloved; very dear §

Nayavati (F): bearer of prudence §

Nayika (F): noble lady §

Nehal, Nehanshu (M-F): affectionate, loving §

Neman (M): of excellent conduct §

Neminathan (M): lord of the thunderbolt §

Nesan (M): devotee, friend §

Nesarajan (M): king of affection §

Neta (M): lord, leader, ruler §

Netanatha (M): lord of leaders §

Netra (M): eye; leader, guide §

Netrakosha (M): treasure of the eye; bud of a flower §

Netramusha (M): capturing the eye; beautiful; unusual §

Nichita (F): full; flowing down; Gaṅgā §

Nidhra (M): moon; circumference of a wheel; the lunar mansion Revati§

Niharika (F): Milky Way §

Nika (M-F): tree; irrigation channel §

Nikhil (M): the Sun God, Sūrya §

Nila, Neela (M-F), Nilan (M), Nilani (F): dark blue; indigo; sapphire; Indian fig tree§

Nilabha (F): of bluish hue; moon §

Nilachandra (F): blue moon §

Nilagala (F): blue-necked; Śiva §

Nilagiri Ternatea: mountain; blue variety of flower Clitoria §

Nilaja (F): blue steel §

Nilakamala (F): blue lotus or water lily §

Nilakantala (F): blue earings §

Nilakantha, Nilakanta (M), Nilakanthi (F): blue-throated; Śiva §

Nilalohita (M-F): red and blue; Śiva and Murugan §

Nilama (M): dark blue; sapphire; indigo §

Nilapadma (F): blue lotus §

Nilapushpa (F): blue-flowered; a species of Eclipta §

Nilasi (F): Vitex Negundo flower §

Nilata (F): blueness §

Nili (F): indigo; a Goddess §

Nilima, Neelima (F): blueness §

Nilini (F): the indigo plant §

Nilmani, Neelmani (F): blue diamond, sapphire §

Niloda (F): with blue water; a river §

Nina (F): ornamented; slender §

Nira (F), Neera: consisting of water §

Niraj, Niraja (M-F): illuminating §

Nirajakshi (F): lotus-eyed; beautiful §

Nirajayati (F): shining upon, illuminating§

Niranjana (M): without blemish; Gaṇeśa §

Nirmala (M-F), Nirmalan (M): without impurity §

Nirmalanatha (M): lord without bonds; Śiva §

Nirupa (M-F): formless; air; ether; a God §

Nirvikar (M): flawless §

Nisha (F), Neesha: night; dream §

Nishasari (F): night bird; owl §

Nishtha (F): faith; conviction; fidelity §

Nita (F), Neeta, Niti: guided, correct, modest §

Nitha (M): leader; a king of the Vṛishṇi dynasty §

Nitya (M-F): eternal, without end §

Nivan (F): one of the ten horses of the moon §


Odati (F): dawn; refreshing §

Oghavati (F): a swift stream §

Ojasvini (F): brave; bright §

Omala (F): bestower of the root mantra, Aum §

Omisa (F): Goddess of birth, life and death §

Omkar, Omkara (M): the root mantra, Aum §

Omvati (F): possessing the power of the root mantra, Aum §


Pachata (M): cooked, boiled; Sūrya, Agni and Indra §

Padma (F): lotus; lotus-hued one; Lakshmī §

Padmabandhu (M): friend of the lotus; Sūrya. §

Padmagarbha (M): born of a lotus; Brahmā, Vishṇu, Śiva and Sūrya §

Padmaja (F): born of a lotus; Lakshmī §

Padmakara (M): holding a lotus; Sūrya §

Padmala (F): lotus-seated; Lakshmī §

Padmalochana (F): lotus-eyed §

Padmamalini (F): lotus-garlanded; Lakshmī §

Padmanjali (F): offering of lotuses §

Padmaraga (M): lotus-hued; ruby §

Padmashri (F): divine lotus; as beautiful as a lotus §

Padmin (M-F), Padmini (F): lotus-like; one who plucks the lotus; one who likes the lotus; elephant §

Palaka (M): protector; prince, sovereign §

Palaksha (M): white §

Palani (M): renunciate; Murugan §

Palin (M): protecting, guarding; keeping §

Pallava (M), Pallavi (F): sprout, shoot; spray; bud, blossom §

Panava (M): small drum; cymbal; prince §

Panavin (M): possessing a small drum; Śiva §

Panchaka (M): consisting of five elements; an attendant of Skanda §

Panchaksha (M): five-eyed; an attendant of Śiva §

Panchala (M): consisting of five; surrounded by five rivers; a rāga; a nāga; Śiva §

Panchama (M): dextrous, clever; beautiful, brilliant §

Panchamukha (M): five-faced, Śiva and Gaṇeśa§

Panchasya (M): five-faced; lion; Śiva §

Pandura (M): pale; yellow-white, an attendant of Skanda §

Panika (M): hand; an attendant of Skanda §

Panikarna (M): hands and ears conjoined; attentive, pro-active; Śiva §

Panita (M): admired, praised §

Pannagesha (M): lord of the creeping ones; lord of serpents; Śiva §

Panshula (M): Śiva’s staff; Śiva covered with sandalwood powder §

Papuri (M): bountiful; liberal, abundant §

Paraga (M): pollen of a flower; fragrant; fame, celebrity §

Paraj (M): gold §

Param (M): supreme; Śiva §

Paramaka (M): highest, best §

Paramakshara (M): the supreme syllable; Aum §

Paramani (M): excellent jewel §

Paramesha, Parameshvara (M): supreme lord; Śiva §

Parameshvari (F): supreme Goddess §

Paramika (F): highest, best, greatest; one who fulfills desires §

Parimala (F): fragrance, perfume §

Parinaha (M): circumference; width; Śiva §

Parisatya (M): pure truth §

Parishruta (M): famous, celebrated; an attendant of Skanda §

Parshupani (M): axe holder; Gaṇeśa §

Parvataja (M): born of mountains §

Parvati (F): of all mountains; mountain stream §

Pashunatha, Pashupati, Pasunatha, Pasupati (M): lord of cattle; lord of souls; Śiva §

Patanjali (M): worshipful; name of a ṛishi §

Paturupa (M): very clever §

Pavana, Pavanta (M): pious; sacred; pure; fire; incense; protecting§

Peruman (M): the great one; Śiva §

Pesani, Peshani, Peshanidevi (F): well-formed; beautiful §

Peshal, Peshala, Peshaladevi (F): delicate §

Piki (F): Indian cuckoo §

Pillaiyar (M): Gaṇeśa, the noble child §

Pinaki (F): Śiva’s box §

Pinga, Pingala (F): of yellow hue, golden, fiery; turmeric, saffron; Lakshmī §

Pingakshi (F): tawny-eyed, a Deity presiding over the family §

Piroja (F): turquoise §

Pitayuthi (F): an array of yellow; yellow jasmine §

Pitika (F): saffron; yellow jasmine; honey §

Pivanari (F): strong, robust, voluptuous §

Piyushadyuti (F): nectar-rayed; the moon §

Piyushakanika (F): nectar drop §

Polami (F): consort of Indra §

Pollavi (F): mango leaf §

Ponnambalam (M): golden hall §

Ponnamma (F): golden mother §

Posha (M-F): thriving, prosperity, increasing §

Poshaniya (F): to be protected §

Poshayitri (F): one who nourishes, cherishes or rears §

Poshita (F): cherished §

Poshya (F): thriving; abundant, copious §

Potriya (M-F), Potriyan (M): purifying §

Poya (M-F): a kind of wind instrument §

Prabha (F): lustre, radiance; Pārvatī §

Prabhava (M-F), Prabhavan (M): lord Supreme; Murugan§

Prabhavanatha (M): prominent, distinguished, powerful lord §

Pradip, Pradeep (M): source of light §

Prajapati (M): father of creation; Śiva and Murugan§

Prakash, Prakasha (M): light §

Prakriti (F): nature; cosmos §

Prana (M-F): the life of life; energy; Murugan§

Prasad, Prashad (M): blessed offerings §

Prasannatma, Prasannatman (M): effulgent, kindly-souled; Gaṇeśa §

Pratap (M): glory §

Pravina, Praveena (F): sagacious; competent §

Prem, Prema (M-F): love §

Priya (F): darling, beloved §

Puja (F): worship, honor, adoration, §

Pundarika (F): lotus-like; white umbrella; a mark on the forehead; tiger §

Pundarisraja (F): garland of lotuses §

Punita (F): sacred; pious; holy §

Punya (F): virtue, good work, merit; purity; holy basil §

Punyavati (F): full of virtues, righteous; fortunate; happy; beautiful §

Purani (F): fulfilling, completing, satisfying§

Puranjani (F): understanding, intellegence §

Purna, Poorna, Purnama, Purnima (F): full, complete; full moon §

Purnamrita (F): full of nectar; a digit of the moon §

Pushan (M): nourisher; protector; a Vedic God §

Pushpa (F): flower; blossom §

Pushpamanjari (F): flower boquet§

Pushpendu (F): moon of flowers; white lotus §

Pushpi (F): blossom; flower-like; tender, soft; beautiful; fragrant §


Raga (F): act of coloring; feeling, passion; harmony, melody§

Ragamaya, Ragavati (F): full of passion; full of love; beloved; dear full of color; red§

Ragini (F): melody; attachment; love §

Rahuratna (F): jewel of Rahu; the hyacinth flower§

Raj, Raja, Rajan (M): king; Śiva §

Rajadeva (M): kind of devas; Murugan§

Rajadhidevi (F): Goddess of the kings; queen; a daughter of Sūrya §

Rajakala (F): a royal piece; a digit of the moon §

Rajakanya, Rajakumari (F): daughter of a king; princess§

Rajakesari (F): shining gold; lion among kings §

Rajal (F): queenly §

Rajamani (F): crown jewel; royal gem §

Rajamukhi (F): royal countenance §

Rajani, Rajni (F): dark one; night; turmeric; queen; a holy river in ancient India §

Rajanvati (F): abode of kings; Earth §

Rajapushpa (F): royal flower §

Rajasri, Rajasi (F): royalty; grandeur; a gandharva §

Rajesh, Rajeshvara (M): lord of kings; Śiva §

Rajeshvari (F): Goddess of a state; Pārvatī §

Rajita (F): illuminated, resplendent, bright, brilliant §

Rajivini (F): a collection of blue lotuses §

Rajvi (F): ruling §

Rajyadevi (F): Goddess of a state; royal woman; queen §

Rajyalakshmi (F): wealth of a state; royal Lakshmī §

Rakanisha (F): full-moon night§

Rakesh (F): lord of the full moon §

Rakhi (F): symbol of protection; full moon in Śravaṇa §

Rakini (F): night, a tantric Goddess §

Rakta (F): painted; red; beloved, dear; pleasant §

Raktahansa (F): red swan; contented soul §

Raktapadma (F): red lotus §

Rakti (F): redness; pleasing, loveliness; affection, devotion §

Rama (M): enchanting; a great king §

Rambha (F): lovable, pleasing, agreeable; staff §

Rameshvara (M): lord of Rāma; Śiva§

Ramita (F): pleasing; omnipresent §

Ramya (F): enchanting, pleasing, beautiful, enjoyable §

Rangabhuti (F): born of love; full-moonnight in the month of Aśviṇi §

Rangaja (F): vermilion; born of love §

Rani (F): queen §

Ranjana (F): pleasing, to worship §

Ranjika (F): one who pleases; exciting love; charming, pleasing; red sandalwood §

Ranna (M): delight; sound; joy; quill or bow of a lute§

Rashmi (F): a ray of light §

Rasi (F): wealth, quantity, number; a star constellation §

Rasika (F): with discrimination; aesthetic; sentimental; passionate; tasteful, elegant §

Ratna, Ratnam (F): wealth; jewel §

Ratnamalavati (F): with a necklace of jewels §

Ratnavara (F): best among precious things; gold §

Ratridevi (F): Goddess of night §

Ratu (F): truthful; true speech; the celestial Gaṅgā §

Ravi (M): the Sun God §

Ravichandrika (F): glory of the sun; moonlight; a rāga §

Ravichandra, Ravichandran (M): the sun and moon conjoined §

Rebha (F): singer of praise §

Reem (F): seed Goddess §

Rejakshi (F): with eyes of fire §

Rekha (F): line, streak §

Renuka (F): born of dust §

Resaman, Reshma (F): storm, whirlwind §

Reva (F): agile, swift, quick §

Revati (F): prosperity; wealth; 27th constellation §

Ribhu, Ribuksha, Ribhwan (M): clever, skillful §

Riddhi (F): wealth or good fortune personified; Pārvatī, Lakshmī §

Riddhika (F): giver of wealth; Lakshmī §

Ridhkaran (F): prosperity; Lakshmī §

Rijhav (M): happy, pleased §

Rijhayal (M-F): winsome; cultured §

Rijhwar (M): lover, adorer §

Riju (M): straight forward §

Rijukratu, Rijumati (M): performing right sacrifices or works; sincere; Indra §

Rijuta (F): honesty, sincerity §

Riksh (M): fixed star, constellation §

Rikshpati (M): lord of the stars; the moon §

Rikshvan (M): forest of bears; a mountain in India §

Rima (F): emancipated, released §

Rishav (F): pertaining to a sage §

Rishi (M): seer; sage §

Rishit (M-F): happy, pleased, stout §

Rishyamuk (M): beautiful mountain §

Rit (F): season §

Rita (F): flow; cosmic order; truth;§

righteous; correct; brave; honest §

Ritangoli (F): a strengthening medicine §

Ritaparna (M): truth-winged §

Ritayin (M): truthful §

Ritayu, Ritayus (M): follower of the sacred law §

Riti (M-F): stream §

Ritika (M-F): brass; bell metal §

Ritunatha (M): lord of the seasons; spring personified §

Rocha, Rochaka, Rochan, Rochana, Rochita, Rochisa, Rochmana (M), Roshini (F): shining, radiant; glorious; giving pleasure, agreeable, charming §

Rochismat (M): possessing light §

Rodas (M): heaven and earth §

Rohaka, Rohana, Rohanta, Rohil, Rohin, Rohini (M): ascending, climbing; blossom; mountain; tree; a nakshatra or star §

Rohinibhava (M): a son of Rohiṇī; planet Mercury §

Rohinikanta, Rohiniramana (M): beloved of Rohiṇī; the moon §

Rohinisa (M): lord of Rohiṇī; the moon §

Rohit, Rohita, Rohitaka (M): red; ornament made of precious stones; rainbow; blood; saffron; Sūrya §

Rohitaksha (M): red-eyed; Sūrya §

Rohitasva (M): red horse; possessor of red horses; Agni §

Rola (M): painting §

Roladeva (M): lord of painting §

Roma (M): hair §

Romaharsha (M): goose bumps §

Romaharshana, Romir (M): causing goose bumps; causing the hair to stand erect §

Romali (F): line of hair §

Romani (F): romantic §

Romika (M): salt; magnet §

Rosana, Roshan (M): passionate; touchstone; quicksilver §

Rosavaroha (M): diminisher of anger §

Rudra (M): awesome; Śiva §

Rupa, Rupali (F): beautiful §


Sabanatha, Sabanathan, Sabapati (M): lord of dance; Śiva §

Sabaratnam (M-F): jewel of dancers, Śiva §

Sachi, Sachideva (M): a friend §

Sadashiva, Sadasiva, Sadasivam (M): eternally auspicious; Śiva§

Sagar (M): ocean; king of solar dynasty §

Sahaja (M): natural §

Sahil (M): guide §

Sajan (M): beloved §

Sakhi, Sakhila (F): sympathizer; friendly; companion §

Sakti, Shakti (F): power, energy §

Samapriya (M-F): lover of Sāma Veda; Śiva§

Sambasiva; Sambasivam (M): Śiva the benevolent §

Sambhava (M): born, manifested §

Sambu, Shambu, Shambo (M): causing happiness; Śiva §

Samudra (M): ocean; blue §

Sanatan, Sanatana (M): eternal §

Sangita, Sangeeta, Sangeet (F): music §

Sanjay (M): completely victorious §

Sanjiv, Sanjiva (M): possessed with life; vital §

Sankara, Sankar, Shankara (M): causing prosperity; Śiva §

Sanmitra (M): a close friend §

Santosha, Santosh (M), Santoshi (F): contentment; peace §

Sarada, Sharada, Sharda (F): vīṇā or lute bearer; Sarasvatī §

Sarasvati (F): a region abounding in pools; full of essences; Goddess of learning §

Saravan, Saravana, Saravanan, Saravanabhava (M): a reed-filled pond; quietude of mind; Murugan §

Sarita (F): river, stream; Dūrgā §

Saroj, Saroja (F): found in lakes; lotus flower §

Sarvatanaya (M): son of Śiva §

Sarvatmaka (M): the soul of all; Gaṇeśa §

Satika (F): water §

Satina (F): real, essential; peace; water; bamboo §

Satvan, Satvi (F): strong, powerful, living §

Satvika (M-F): perfect goodness; purity; Śiva§

Satya (M-F): truth §

Saumya (M-F): pleasant; Gaṇeśa§

Savar (M): water; Śiva §

Seduka (M): existent; a king of ancient India §

Sekhara (M): crown of the head; crest, peak; best, chief §

Selva, Selvan (M), Selvi (F): prosperous one §

Selvamani (M): beautiful jewel §

Selvaraj (M): handsome king §

Sena (M): army; leader; body §

Senabindu (M): pivot of the army §

Senachitta (M): war-minded §

Senahan (M): destroying armies §

Senajit (M): vanquishing armies §

Senaka (M): soldier §

Senani (M): leader, general, chief; Murugan §

Senapala (M): protector of the army §

Senapati (M): commander of generals; leader of an army§

Senaskandha (M): army of Skanda; a battalion §

Sendan (M): red-hued; Murugan §

Senika (M): soldier §

Sentilnatha (M): red lord §

Sephalendu (M): moon among the brave §

Sephara (M): charming; delightful §

Sevadhi (M): treasure receptacle; wealth; jewel §

Seval (M): rooster; emblem of Lord Murugan §

Sevara (M): treasury §

Seya, Seyana (M): obtaining, achieving §

Seyon, Ceyon (M): youthful; Murugan §

Shabnam (F): dewdrop §

Shaila (F): small mountain §

Shaktidhara, Saktidhara (M-F), Saktidharan (M): wielder of power; Murugan§

Shama (F): tranquility §

Shambhava (M): the benevolent one; Śiva§

Shanmukha; Shanmuga, Shanmugan, Samugam (M): the six-faced one; Murugan§

Shanmukhanatha, Shanmuganatha (M): lord of six faces; Murugan §

Shanta, Santa (F): peaceful §

Shanti (F): peace §

Sharva (M-F): the archer; Śiva§

Shashishekhara, Shashishekharan (M): wearer of the moon in His hair; Śiva§

Shashvata (M): eternal, unchanging; Śiva and Gaṇeśa §

Shinjini (F): an anklet §

Shirali (F): peacock’s crown §

Shirina (F): sweet §

Shivapriya, Sivapriya (M-F): the gracious beloved; Śiva§

Shrida, Shreeda (M-F): the bestower of wealth; Gaṇeśa §

Shripati (M): lord of wealth; Gaṇeśa §

Shubha (F): auspicious §

Shubra, Subram (F): brilliance §

Shuddha (M-F): the pure one; Gaṇeśa §

Shulapani (M): holder of a spear; Śiva§

Siddhama (F): blesssed mother; Dūrgā §

Siddhan (M): perfected one; Murugan §

Siddhartha (M): one who has accomplished his aim §

Siddhasena (M): with a divine army; Kārttikeya §

Siddhayogin (M): perfected or accomplished yogī; Śiva §

Siddheshvara (M): lord of blessed or accomplished ones; Śiva §

Siddheshvari (F): Goddess of the blessed §

Siddhi (F): magical power; luck; accomplishment §

Siddhida (F): conferring felicity or powers; Śiva §

Siddhima (F): one of achievement §

Sikha (F): peak, pinnacle, crest; plume, topknot §

Sikhandi (F): crested; yellow jasmine §

Sila (F): calm, tranquil; good-natured §

Silamban (M): mountain king;-Murugan §

Silavati (F): virtuous, moral §

Silpi, Shilpi (M), Silpika, Shilpika (F): craftsman; scultor §

Silpita, Shilpita (F): sculptured; well crafted and proportioned§

Sindura (F): a kind of tree §

Sita, Seeta (F): white §

Sitara (F): star §

Siva, Sivan, Shiva (M-F): auspicious; with a long ā it becomes feminine, meaning the energy of Śiva §

Sivaji, Shivaji (M): auspicious one; Śiva §

Sivajnana (M), Sivajnanam: Śiva’s wisdom §

Sivakanta (F), Shivakanta: beloved of Śiva§

Sivakumara, Sivakumaran, Shivakumara (M): son of Śiva §

Sivalinga, Sivalingam (M): Śiva’s holy mark §

Sivananda, Shivananda (M): bliss of Śiva§

Sivanatha, Sivanathan, Shivanatha (M): Śiva lord §

Sivanesan (M): Śiva’s friend §

Sivani, Shivani (F): beloved of Śiva §

Sivapadam (M): Śiva’s sacred feet §

Sivaprakasha, Shivaprakasha (M): light of Śiva; light of prosperity §

Sivaprasada, Shivaprasada (M): given by Śiva §

Sivaraja, Sivarajan, Shivaraja (M): Śiva the king §

Sivarman, Shivarman (M): protected by Śiva §

Sivasambu (M): Śiva the benevolent §

Sivasankara, Shivashankara (M): Śiva the prosperous §

Sivasri, Shivasri (M): glory of Śiva §

Sivasundari, Shivasundari (F): Śiva’s beauty, Pārvatī §

Sivasvamin, Shivasvamin (M): Śiva as master, benign lord §

Sivatmika, Shivatmika (F): soul of Śiva, consisting of the essence of Śiva §

Sivavallabha, Shivavallabha (F): loved by Śiva; Indian white rose; Pārvatī§

Skanda (M): hopper; king; clever; quicksilver; Kārttikeya; Śiva §

Skandanatha (M): quick lord; Kārttikeya §

Sobhaka, Shobhaka (M): brilliant; beautiful §

Sobhana, Sobhan (M): handsome; excellent; Śiva §

Sohan (M): good-looking; charming §

Sohil (M): beautiful §

Sokkan (M): beautiful one, Śiva §

Soma (M-F), Soman: the moon §

Somachandra (M), Somachandran: tranquil moon §

Somadeva (M): God of the moon §

Somadhara (M), Somadharan: moon-bearing; sky; heaven §

Somaja (M): son of the moon, the planet Mercury §

Somakanta (M): as lovely as the moon; beloved of the moon; moonstone §

Somakhya (M): as virtuous as the moon, the red lotus §

Somamshu (M): moonbeam §

Somanandin (M): delighted by the moon; an attendant of Śiva §

Somanatha (M): lord of the moon §

Somashekhara, Somasegaram (M): moon-crested, Śiva §

Somaskanda (M): warrior of the moon §

Somasundara (M-F), Somasundaram (M): beautiful moon; Śiva §

Somendra (M): moon §

Somesa, Someshvara (M): lord of Soma; the moon §

Sona, Sonala, Sonali (F): redness; fire; gold §

Sonam (M): gold-like, beautiful; lucky §

Sopan (M): way to moksha §

Sovala (M): powerful §

Soven (M): beautiful §

Srikantha (M-F): beautiful-throated one; Śiva §

Sthanavi (M-F): pillar of the universe; Śiva§

Subala (M): good boy §

Subali (F): very strong, powerful §

Subandhava (F): good friend; Śiva §

Subas (M): smile §

Subbalakshmi (F): divine fortune §

Subha (F): splendor, beauty; ornament, decoration; light, lustre; desire §

Subhadra (F): glorious, splendid; auspicious; Dūrgā §

Subhaga (F): good fortune; wild jasmine; sacred basil; honored mother; beloved by husband §

Subharya (F): prosperous; graceful §

Subhash, Subhasha, Subhashana (F): eloquent §

Subodh, Subodha (F): knowledgeable; wise §

Subrahmanya, Subramanian, Subramaniam (M): effulgent radiance; Murugan§

Subuddhi (F): of good intellect; understanding, wise; clever §

Suchara (F): very skillful; good performer; with a beautiful gait §

Suchaya (F): casting a beautiful shadow; splendid §

Sudama (F): bountiful §

Sudaralakshmi (F): Goddess of beauty §

Sudarsha, Sudarshan (M), Sudarshini (F): lovely in appearance; easily seen, conspicuous; beautiful §

Sudhakara (M): receptacle of nectar; the moon §

Sudhi (F): good sense, intelligence §

Suditi (F): bright flame §

Sugandha (M-F), Sugandhi (F): sweet smelling fragrance; sacred basil; lion; virtuous; pious; Supreme Being §

Suguna (M): with good qualities §

Suhasini (F): smiling beautifully §

Sukaksha (M): abode of good; a ṛishi§

Sukanta (M): very handsome §

Sukantha (M), Sukanthi (F): sweet-voiced §

Sukha (F): piety, virtue; ease, comfort; pleasure §

Sukhajata (M): happy; Śiva §

Sukratu (M): one who does virtuous deeds; benevolent; Śiva §

Sukumara (M), Sukumari (F): very tender; very delicate; with soft, delicate skin §

Sula, Sulan, Shula, Shulan (M): Śiva’s trident §

Suman (M-F): flower §

Sumana (M): of good disposition; great-hearted; charming; handsome §

Sumeru (M): vexalted, excellent; Śiva §

Sunartaka (M): good dancer; Śiva. §

Sundara, Sundaran, Sundaram (M), Sundari (F): beautiful, handsome, noble; a Śaivite saint §

Sundareshvara (M): lord of beauty; Śiva §

Sunita (F), Suniti: well conducted, well behaved, polite, civil; wise §

Suprasada (M): best offerings; auspicious; gracious; Śiva §

Surabhi (F): sweet-smelling; agreeable; shining; charming, pleasing; famous; good, beautiful; beloved; wise, virtuous; Champaka tree; nutmeg §

Suragana (M): with servants of God; Śiva §

Surala (F): one who brings the Gods; Gaṅgā §

Suramohini (F): attracting the Gods §

Surananda (F): joy of the Gods; a river §

Surapriya (F): dear to the Gods §

Suravani (F): Earth as the mother of the Gods §

Surendra (M): king of the Gods §

Suresh, Suresha, Suresan, Sureshvara (M): king of the Gods; Brahmā, Śiva, Indra and Murugan §

Suri, Surina (F): wise; learned one §

Surupa (M): well formed; handsome; wise, learned; Śiva §

Surya (M): the Sun God §

Susaha (M): bearing well, Śiva §

Sushubha (F): very beautiful; very auspicious §

Susmita (M): with a pleasant smile §

Suvarna (M), Svarna: of beautiful color; gold; famous; of noble birth; Śiva §

Suvasa (M): well clad; Śiva §

Svaha (F): Goddess of fire §

Swaminathan (M): lord of renunciates, Murugan §


Tanuja (F): daughter §

Tanuka (F): slender §

Tanvi (F): young woman §

Tara (F): star; destiny §

Taraka (M-F): the great protector; Śiva§

Tarala (F): splendid; honeybee §

Tarani (F): ray of light; boat §

Tarika (F): belonging to the stars §

Tarini (F): one who saves others, a raft; Goddess Tara §

Taruna (M): young boy §

Taruni (F): young girl; woman §

Tejadeva (M): God of power; Agni §

Tejapala (M): controller of power §

Tejaschanda (M): very bright; sharp and powerful §

Tejasinha (M): lion of power; a son of Ranadara §

Tejasvat, Tejasvin (M): sharp edged; splendid; powerful; bright, beautiful; energetic, spirited; strong, heroic; dignified, famous §

Tejeyu (M): possessed with splendor §

Tejindra (M): glorious chief §

Tejistha (M): very sharp; hot; bright §

Tejita (M): sharpened; whetted §

Tejomurti (M): consisting totally of light §

Tejonidhi (M): abounding in glory §

Tejorasi (M): array of splendor; Mount Meru §

Tejorupa (M): consisting of splendor; Brahmā §

Thakur (M): leader, God, lord §

Thamby (M): little brother §

Tilabhavani (F): beautiful dot; jasmine §

Tilaka (M-F): mark on the forehead; ornament §

Tirtha (F): passage; way; ford; place of pilgrimage; sacred object §

Tirthadeva (M): lord of the pilgrimage; Śiva §

Tirthaka (M): sanctified §

Tiru, Thiru (M-F): holy; often used as a prefix meaning “Mister.”§

Todara (M): removing fear §

Todika (F): splitting; breaking; a rāgiṇī §

Tokavati (F): woman with children §

Tokaya (F): to present a new-born child §

Tokini (F): having offspring §

Tokma (F): fresh; young shoot; green §

Tola (M-F): being very poised; with a deer skin belt §

Tolana (M-F): lifting up §

Tomadhara (F): a water cloud §

Tomara (M-F): lance; vel; javelin §

Tomaradhara (M-F): javelin thrower; fire§

Torana (M): arch; a triangle supporting a large balance; Śiva §

Tosha (M-F), Toshan (M): satisfaction; contentment; pleasure; joy §

Toshadeva (M): pleasant, contented God §

Toshak (M): one who pleases §

Toshashana (M-F): pleasing or gratifying others §

Toshashaniya (F): pleasing §

Toshin, Toshita (M): satisfied; pleased §

Totala (F): repeating; Dūrgā and Gaurī §

Toyadhi (M): containing water; water receptacle, the ocean §

Toyalaya (F): a constellation §

Toyanjali (F): cupped hands holding water §

Toyaraj (M): king of waters, ocean §

Toyesa, Toyesha (M): lord of water, Varuna §

Toyika (F): a place that was made famous by a festival §

Tudi (F): satisfying§

Tuhara (M): remover of darkness, a soldier of Skanda §

Tuhi (F): a cuckoo’s cry §

Tuja (F): thunderbolt §

Tuka (M): young; boy; astronomer §

Tula (M): balance; scale, the zodiac sign of Libra §

Tuladhara (M): bearer of balance; poised; just§

Tulakuchi (M): balanced; with a good heart §

Tulasi (F): matchless; sacred basil §

Tulini (F): cotton §

Tumbavina (M): having the gourd for a lute; Śiva §

Tungabala (M): very strong §

Tungabhadra (F): very noble; sacred §

Tungavena (F): loving heights §

Tungeshvara (M): lord of mountains, a temple of Śiva §

Tungishvara (M): lord of the night; Śiva §

Turni (M): quick, clever; zealous; expeditious; the mind §

Turvasha (M): overpowering; victorious, hero king extolled in the Ṛig Veda §

Turya (F): the fourth state; superconscious; superior powers §

Tushara (F): frost, snow; cold §

Tusharakanti (M): beloved of the snow mountains; Śiva §

Tushta, Tushya, Tusita (M): satisfied, pleased, contented §

Tushti (F): satisfaction §

Tuvijata (M): of powerful nature, Indra and Varuna §

Tuvikshatra (F): ruling powerfully §

Tuvikurmi (M): powerful in working; Indra §

Tuvimanyu (M): zealous §

Tyagaraj, Tyagaraja (M): king of renunciates; Śiva §


Udara (M-F): generous §

Udaya (M-F): to rise; prosperity; sunrise §

Udayana (M-F): rising; king of Avanti §

Udbhava (M-F): source, origin; birth §

Uddalaka (M): burnt open; a kind of honey §

Uddara (M-F): liberation §

Udita (F): grown; awakened; shining; risen §

Udyana (F): garden, park §

Ujala (F): bright §

Ujasa (M): light §

Uma (F): mother; Pārvatī §

Umadevi (F): divine mother§

Umapati (M): Śiva, lord of Umā §

Umeda (F): hope, wish §

Upala (F): a jewel §

Upamanyu (M): a devoted pupil §

Upasana (M): adoration, worship; religious meditation §

Usha (F): dawn §

Utpala (F): lotus, water lily§

Utsava (M-F): festival §

Uttama (F): good, superior, best §

Uttara (F): highest; uppermost §

Uttarkumar (M): excellent son §


Vadanya (M): bountiful; liberal §

Vadishvara (M): God of disputants; peace maker §

Vagindra (M): lord of speech §

Vagisha (M), Vagishvara: lord of speech; master of language; Brahmā, Gaṇeśa§

Vaidyanatha (M): lord of knowledge; Murugan §

Vajrendra (M): lord of the thunderbolt; Indra §

Vakrabhuja (M): crooked-armed; Gaṇeśa §

Vakrapada (M): crooked-legged; Gaṇeśa §

Vakratunda (M): with a curved trunk; Gaṇeśa §

Vallabhananda (M): rejoicing in being loved §

Vallabhendra (M): Indra among the beloved; best beloved §

Vallabheshvara (M): most beloved; God among the beloved §

Valli (M): creeper, vine; lightening; Earth §

Valmiki (M): name of a ṛishi §

Vamadeva (M): noble lord; lovely lord; Śiva §

Vanadeva (M): forest God §

Vananatha (M): controller of the forest; lion §

Vandan (M): salutation §

Vani (F): speech; praise; music; Sarasvatī §

Vanija (M): merchant, trader; the zodiac sign of Libra; Śiva §

Vaniprada (M): grantor of the power of speech; Gaṇeśa §

Varada, Varadan (M): benevolent; bestower of boons; Gaṇeśa and Murugan§

Varanatha, Vararaja (M): lord of the waters; Varuna §

Varathanatha (M): most excellent lord§

Varavriddha (M): eldest among the best; Śiva §

Varen (M): best §

Varendra (M): lord of the nobles; chief, sovereign §

Varesh, Vareshvara (M): best God; God of boons; Śiva §

Varin, Variyas (M): water; river; Śiva §

Varuna (M): lord of the sea; enveloping sky; guarding of the West; a Vedic God §

Varuni (F): lord Varuṇa’s consort §

Vasant (M): spring; cupid §

Vasanta (F): bestower of desires; companion of Kāma §

Vasanti (F): of the spring season; vernal §

Vasishta (M): most excellent; a ṛishi §

Vasu (M): dwelling in all beings; divine; precious; God; gem, gold; water; wealthy; ray of light; excellent, good, beneficient§

Vasuki (F): one who resides under earth; wife of Tiruvalluvar §

Vasunanda (M): delighting the Gods §

Vasurupa (M): of divine form; Śiva §

Vasvananta (M): infinite wealth §

Vayu (M): air; God of wind §

Vedadarshin (M): perceiver of knowledge; a seer §

Vedagarbha (M): the quintessence of the Vedas; Murugan§

Vedagatha (M): singer of the texts; ṛishi §

Vedagupta (M): one who preserved the Vedas §

Vedesa (M): lord of Vedas §

Vedisa (M): lord of the wise §

Vegin (M): hawk; falcon §

Vel (M): lance §

Velan, Veylan (M): lance-bearer, Murugan §

Velmurugan (M): Murugan with lance §

Venidasa (M): of a man; braid of hair §

Venika (M): of a people; braid of hair §

Vetaka (M): of a man §

Vetrin (M): staff-bearer, Murugan §

Vettri (M): one who knows the nature of soul and God; sage §

Vibudheshvara, Vibudheshvaran (M): lord of the wise; Gaṇeśa §

Vidya (F): knowledge §

Vighnaraja, Vighnarajan (M): the ruler of obstacles; Gaṇeśa §

Vijaya; Vijay (M-F): victorious, triumphant §

Vimala, Vimali (F): stainless, pure; Sarasvatī §

Vina (F): an indian lute; lyre §

Vinadevi (F): Goddess of the vīṇā, Sarasvatī §

Vinadhara (M): carrier of the vīṇā; Śiva§

Vinapani (F): vīṇa bearer, Sarasvatī §

Vinay, Vinaya (F): guiding; modesty, control; taking away §

Vinayaka, Vinayaga (M): remover [of obstacles]; Gaṇeśa §

Vinita (F): trained; modest §

Vira (M-F): hero; brave, powerful §

Virabhadra (M): foremost of heroes; Śiva§

Virupaksha (M-F): the all-seeing one; Śiva§

Visakan, Vishakan (M); Vishakha (M-F): branched, divided; a constellation; Murugan; §

Vishva, Vishvan (M): pervasive; world, universe §

Vishveshvara (M): all-pervading ruler of the cosmos; Śiva§

Vodhavya (F): to be led home or married §

Vodhri (M-F): one who bears or carries; guide; charioteer §

Vola (M-F): myrrh §

Vollaha (M): chestnut-colored horse §

Vopula (M): a man §

Voraka, Volaka (M): writer §

Vorata (M-F): jasmine §

Vovam (F): white lotus §

Vovi (F): deer §

Vrishanka (M): whose emblem is a bull; Śiva§

Vyaghrapada (M): tiger-foot §


Yaganiya (M): to be worshiped §

Yaja (F): worshiper, sacrificer; brahmin §

Yajaka (M): worshiping; liberal §

Yajamana (M): sacrificing; worshiping; patron of priests §

Yajata (M-F): holy, divine; dignified; worthy of worship; adorable; the moon; officiating priest of a sacrifice; Śiva §

Yajisnu (M): worshiping the Gods §

Yajna, Yajnya, Yagna, Yagnya (F): sacred fire ritual §

Yajnavaha (M): conducting the sacrifice to the gods; an attendant of Skanda §

Yajnavahana (M): having sacrifice or worship as a vehicle; Śiva and Vishṇu §

Yajnikadeva (M): lord of sacrifices §

Yajnodaya (M): risen from the sacred fire §

Yamajit (M): conqueror of Yama; Śiva §

Yamal (F): brace; pair, twin §

Yamantaka (M): destroyer of Yama; Śiva §

Yami, Yamin (F): night; one who has curbed his passions §

Yamika (F): moonlit night §

Yamininatha (M): lord of the night; the moon §

Yamuna (F): a sacred river in India §

Yamunajanaka (M): father of Yamuna; the sun §

Yasachandra (M): as famous as the moon §

Yash, Yashil (F): glory, fame §

Yashila (F): successful §

Yashna (F): prayer §

Yashomati (F): having fame§

Yasksini (F): a celestial being §

Yasodeva (M): lord of fame and beauty; a son of Rāmachandra §

Yati (F), Yatin, Yatish (M): restraint; control; guidance; ascetic; Śiva §

Yatinatha, Yatishvara (M-F): lord of ascetics; Śiva as a forest sage §

Yatu (M): going; traveller; wind; time §

Yogadanda (M): staff of yogic striving §

Yoganatha, Yoganathan (M): Śiva, lord of union, yoga §

Yogendra (M): Śiva, lord of yoga §

Yogesh, Yogeshvara (M), Yogeshvari (F): master of yoga; Śiva, Dūrgā§

Yogin (M): ascetic; Śiva §

Yugandhara (F): the earth §

Yuthika (F): white jasmine §

Yuti (F): one who units §

Yuvati (F): young girl§