200 Unique Indian Baby Boy Names with Meaning

It's a boy!

Congratulations! You’ve given birth to a boy and apart from taking care of him comes the delicate task of choosing a name that makes you happy. This is something that can be quite confusing as once you’ve named your boy, there is no going back. To make things worse, you will be given a plethora of names which will be suggested by friends and family. But worry not! We’ve found a way to make things easier. Here is a curated list of unique boy names and their meanings.

Uncommon Names for Baby Boy

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Choosing a rare baby boy name is tricky as there are plenty to choose from. The below uncommon Indian baby boy names have been chronicled alphabetically for better ease.

Name  Meaning
Aadidev The first God, The Lord of the lords, The first God;
Aadiv Delicate (Pleasant in Hebrew)
Aagney Born from fire, Karna ,The great warrior
Aahan Sunrise, First Ray of light (Greetings in Urdu)
Aakarsh Attractive
Aakesh It means Lord of the Sky. Alternatively, you can also use it as Akash.
Aarush It is another name for winter sun
Aatreya Name of a sage, Clever, Receptacle of glory; name of a sage
Aayansh The first Ray of light, Part of parents, Gift of God, Sun, like splendour or brightness of sun
Aayod Giver of life
Aayush It means lineage
Abhik Derived from Sanskrit, the word means brave or fearless. Another variant of the same name is Abheek.
Abhisumat Radiant, Another name of the Sun, Mane of Lord Sun
Acchutan  Beginning with birth, Lord Vishnu, The one who is without the six transformations
Acchutan Lord Vishnu
Adhrit Supportive, Who does not need support but supports every one, Lord Vishnu
Advaith  Non duality, Unique, Another name for Brahma and Vishnu
Ahilan Knowledgeable and Commanding
Ahnay As bright as the Sun /Speed
Akarsh It is used to describe something that is divine
Akshayaguna A name of Lord Shiva, Of limitless attributes
Aniruddh It means boundless or something without limits.
Anirudh Derived from the Sanskrit word Aniruddha, it means uncontrollable or without restraint.
Anish With Sanskrit origins, this name means supreme, having connections with Lord Krishna and Vishnu. It can also mean sun god.
Anjuman Gathering / Society
Anum Blessing of god
Apurva Comes from the Sanskrit word Apurva meaning unique or one of a kind. It is also a performative element of Vedanta philosophy.
Arihant This is Prakrit as well as Sanskrit word meaning conqueror. The conquering if oriented towards the inner vices such as anger, greed, jealousy and attachment.
Arni Eagle, Power
Aswad This has Arabic origins and means black.
Bandhul Charming, Pleasing
Bhadrak It is derived from Sanskrit and has multiple meanings attached to it such as handsome, good or virtuous.
Bhavin It means someone who is always a winner.
Bodhi It is derived from Sanskrit as well as the ancient Pali language. It means awakening, enlightenment or to become aware.
Chaitya It means temple, sanctuary or prayer hall. It is often used to describe the above in Buddhism.
Chak Brilliant / shine
Chakrapaani Name of Lord Vishnu
Chandranshu Ray of Moon
Chayan Derived from the Sanskrit word Chayana, it means to choose in preference to another.
Chinmay This is used to describe someone who is knowledgeable. It is also the name of Lord Ganesha.
Chintan Contemplate
Chirag It means lamp.
Daiva It means by the grace of God.
Darshit It means to pay respect.
Devak It means God or divine entity.
Devansh It means someone who is a part of God
Dhanvin Dhanvin has an association with Lord Shiva. It also means archer.
Dharv Satisfaction
Dhir It means patience
Dhrsita It means bold or courageous.
Dhruv It is a name that is used to signify the Pole Star.
Divit It means someone who has conquered death.
Doshagya Getting inspiration from its Sanskrit word, Dosajja, it means ‘Someone who can recognize evil and stays away from it’.
Ehan It means ‘expectations.
Ekanjeet God’s Triumph
Eshaan Lord Shiva / Lord Sun / Desiring
Eshan It is another name for Lord Shiva
Faiyaz It means someone who has an artistic flair.
Falak It is used to signify the heavens above. To some, it can also mean a star.
Fanish It is the name given to the cosmic serpent.
Gajaanan It means someone with the face of an Elephant. It is another name, Lord Ganesha.
Gajapati It is a name used to describe Lord Ganesha
Gajdant It means Elephant teeth
Gajendra It means someone who is the King of Elephants
Galav It means the bark of a lotus Tree.
Gana This name is associated with Lord Shiva. It means “tribe”.
Ganak Of Sanskrit origin, this name is conferred to babies who are likely to be future intellectuals or mathematicians.
Ganga Ram It is the name of the holiest river, Ganga
Garg It is the name of a saint. It also means bull.
Garuda It is the name of a large mythical bird.
Gaurav It means pride or honour.
Gaushik This is one of the many but seldom used names of Gautama Buddha.
Gautam It is the first name of the Buddha
Gaveshan researcher, Search
Geet It means song or poetry.
Ghalib It means someone who is excellent
Girilal It means son of the mountain
Gokul This was Lord Krishna’s home village
Gopal Das This is used to denote someone who is the servant of Lord Krishna
Gorakh It means someone who takes care of cows.
Goswami It means the master of cows
Govind It means cowherder. It was also the name of the 10th Sikh guru
Grahish Lord of the planets (Made up Name)
Gulshan It means a garden that is full of flowers
Gunav One with good character/Expert/Virtuous
Hansh It means someone who is Godlike
Harikiran It means rays of God
Harjas Praise of the God
Harsha It draws inspiration from the Sanskrit word Harsha meaning ‘happiness’. It was also the name of a king that reigned North Indian in the 7th Century.
Harshit It means someone filled happiness or joy
Himaksh Lord Shiva/Himalay (Made up name)
Himmat It means Courage or bold-behaviour.
Hiran It means Gold.
Hiresh It means king of gems.
Ibhan This is an alternate name for Lord Ganesha
Idhayan Joy of heart
Ijay It is another name for Lord Vishnu
Indrajit This is used to denote the Conqueror of Indra
Indranil This is another name for Lord Shiva
Iravaj It is used to denote someone who is born of water. It is also another name for the Love God Kaama
Ishivara It means Lord
Ivaan God’s gracious gift
Jaiden God has heard
Jiyu Compassionate Friend
Kaanishk It is the name of the transport of Lord Vishnu
Kahan It is one of the many names of Lord Krishna
Kaivalya perfect isolation,  Bliss, Perfect isolation, Salvation
Kamada This name finds its origins in the Mahabharata. It means giving what is wished. It is also the name of the followers of Skanda.
Kanan It means forest
Karali It is the name of one of the seven tongues that are possessed by the God of fire.
Kavan Poem, Water
Kiaan It means ancient. Some sources indicate that it also means king.
Kishen It means black.
Kunal It is derived from Sanskrit and means Lotus. However, it has an alternate meaning for someone with beautiful eyes. It is said that the son of Emperor Ashoka was named Kunal.
Laksh This name means aim or destination. Some of the other variants of this name include Laskhya, Laxman and Lakhbir.
Lusha It is another name for Saffron.
Madhavan It is one of the names for Lord Shiva. It is also a name for Krishna.
Madhukar It means honey bee or sometimes plainly honey. It also means lover.
Mahadev It is a name that is reserved for Lord Shiva. It also means the greatest God
Mahant It means great
Mahin It means the Earth
Mahit It can be used as an honorific as it means “esteemed” or “honoured.”
Manmohan It means someone who has pleased Lord Krishna. An alternate meaning is that someone who has won the heart
Mayur It means peacock
Meghnad It means someone who has conquered the sky. Alternatively, it can also mean lord of the sky.
Milan Getting Together
Mitra It means friend or someone who is close to the heart.
Morad Wish, Desire
Motilal It means pearl
Murali It means flute
Nagesh It is used to describe the cosmic serpent.
Nakul This is the name of the 4th pandava son.
Nanda It is another name for Goddess Durga. It is also used to denote the son of lord shiva.
Naresh It means the lord of man
Natwar It is the name of Lord Krishna. It also means the dancing Lord
Nidhi It means brilliant
Nihal It means someone who is handsome or appealing to the eye.
Nikhil Of Sanskrit origin, it means completeness or entirety. Variants include Nikshay, Niket and Nikash.
Niranjan It means a night of the full moon
Ojas It means bountiful energy
Omkar It is the sacred syllable of Hindus
Paawan Pure, Incense, Sacred, Pious, Fire
Pankaj It means lotus flower
Param Of Sanskrit origin, this name means ultimate, the best or supreme.
Paresh It is the name of Lord Rama
Pavan It means breeze
Phalgun It is the moment of the year when the winter is over, and spring is just around the corner.
Pinank Lord Shiva name
Prahlad It means happiness
Prateek It means symbol
Priyadarshan It means someone/something that is nice to look at.
Purushottam It is the name of Lord Vishnu. It also means best among men
Pushkar It means Lotus. However, it also means sky, sun or the heavenly abode.
Rakshan It means the protector of preservation. It is the 928th name of Lord Vishnu
Rathik It means the rider of the chariot. Another meaning that is attributed to this is name is the capturer of the hearts of everyone who hears it
Ridhaan It means someone who is in search of something.
Rishab This word is used to denote someone with a high moral compass. It is also used to denote the second note of the octave.
Rodas It means a combination of heaven and Earth
Romik It means someone who is Interesting and also pleasant
Sahil It means the beach or shore. It also means someone who is charming.
Saket It is used to signify a place that is close to heaven or Ayodhya.
Sanyam Restrain, Patience, Effort.
Sarin It means helpful
Sayujya It means an intimate union or merging with the the divine entity.
Shaarad It means white lotus
Shakti Ability, Powerful, Goddess Durga, Power, Vigour.
Sharvil Lord Krishna,Sharv meaning sacred to Shiva,  Derived from Sharv,
Shlok It means a song or metered phrase
Shresht It means ‘the superior king’.
Shrut It is the name of Lord Shiva.
Shrutin It means ‘One who has heard’.
Siddh It means a Fact or something that is proven.
Sujal It means affectionate.
Suresh It means the ruler of the gods.
Tanay Son
Tanmay It means someone who is slender.
Tarun It means someone who is young or tender
Trilochan It is used to denote the three-eyed Lord.
Udai It means to rise up. It also means a blue lotus.
Ulhas It means joy or delight
Umang It means enthusiasm
Umesh It is the name of Lord Shiva. It also means the Lord of Uma
Uthman A baby bustard bird, Name of the third Khalifah (Caliph) of Muslims
Utpal It is used to signify a water lilly that is blossoming
Uttam It means the best
Varenya It means some who is the best or one who strives for excellence.
Vaydish It means ‘Lord of Vedas’.
Viaan It means someone who is full of life and energy
Vijay It means someone who is victorious.
Vijna It means someone who is wise or intelligent
Viksya It is used to show describe someone who is astonishing. It also means an actor or dancer.
Vir It is used to denote someone who is brave.
Viswaroopin It means to ‘appear in various forms’.
Vivek It means Judgement
Vyas Diffusion, Sage who wrote Mahabharata, Separation, Name of the compiler of the puranas, A great sage
Yajin Worshipper
Yash This name means success, fame or glory.
Yashpal It means protector of fame. It is also another name for Lord Krishna.
Yogendra It means someone who has mastered the art of performing Yoga
Zian Self Peace

Now that you have this list to choose from, find the one which resonates the most with you and your partner!

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