200 Exquisite Hindi Names for Babies with Meanings


The time has come to name your little angel. In India, irrespective of the society, names of a child will be one on which the future is built. A naming ceremony earmarks the beginning of a new journey for your baby, as he/she will now be called by that name. The ceremony itself is traditional and culturally rich, and despite the changing times, there are plenty of great Hindi names to choose from for your baby. The names themselves need no longer be boring and antiquated; they can be fun, exciting and inimitable.

Hindi Names for A Baby Girl

Your little baby girl will grow up to be a wonderful adult, and for parents, the name becomes a term of endearment. The name will also have different meaning and interpretation also contributing to the personality of the child.

There are plenty of modern Hindi baby names, making a daunting task easy for parents. Here are many options to pick from along with their meanings to keep you busy and help you in your decision.

Name (नाम) Meaning (अर्थ)
Aaloka (आलोका) ‘lustrous’
Aamani (आमनि) ‘spring’
Aahaana (आहना) ‘rise’ or ‘dawn’ or ‘sunrise’
Aanchal (आंचल) To give ‘shelter’
Aaravi (आरवि) ‘peace’, ‘serenity’
Aashi (आशी) ‘blessing’, ‘laughter’ and ‘happiness’
Aayushi (अयुशि) ‘long life’ or ‘blessing’
Adriti (आद्रिति) This is a name for Goddess Durga.
Advika (आद्विका) The meaning is ‘one of a kind’, ‘unique’.
Aisha (आयशा) ‘love’, ‘life’, ‘prosperity’
Asin (आसिन्) Someone with beauty or grace
Aysha (आयशा) ‘prosperous’, living well, ‘love’
Bani (बानी) Name for Goddess Saraswati, ‘maiden’, ‘Earth’
Bhakti (भक्ति) ‘prayer’ or ‘devotion’
Bhaumi (बाहुमी) Another name for Goddess Sita, made from earth.
Chaitali (चैताली) Blessed with a good memory
Charul (चारूल) This is another name for ‘beautiful’, ‘stunning’, ‘gorgeous’.
Chetal (चेतल) one who is full of life and abundance, with vitality
Daivi (दैवी) someone who is ‘pious’, ‘devout’
Darshini (दर्शिनि) ‘beautiful’, ‘blessed’ or another name for goddess Durga
Dhara (धारा) rains, ‘one who sustains’, Mother Earth, Gold
Dhruvi (ढ्रुवि) ‘Firm’ or ‘Assertive’ or ‘Strict’
Dhwani (ढ्वनि) ‘voice’
Edha (ईढा) ‘wealth’, ‘prosperity’, ‘strength’
Ekta (एकता) to agree or ‘unity’
Eniya (ईनीया) ‘principled’, ‘honest’
Esha (ईशा) desirable, attractive, pretty
Eswaria (इसवरीया) The name is dedicated to Goddess Parvati or wife of Lord Shiva.
Falguni (फाल्गुनी) One born in the months of February-March
Freya (फ्रेया) ‘goddess of love’, noble woman, deeply loved
Gamini (गामिनी) someone who is ‘quiet’ or ‘silent’
Gargi (गार्गी) ‘scholarly’ or a ‘thinker’
Garima (गरिमा) someone who radiates ‘warmth’
Gitali (गिताली) appreciates ‘music’ or someone who loves songs
Harshini (हर्शिनि) ‘happy’, ‘cheerful’
Harshika (हर्षिका) ‘joyful’, ‘laughter’ or ‘fun-loving’
Henna (हिना) fragrant’ or ‘mehendi’
Hruti (रुति) ‘love’
Idaya (ईदया) an alternative name for Goddess Parvati, ‘heart’
Idika (ईदिका) Goddess Parvati, ‘perception’
Ihita (ईहिता) Alternative name for Goddess Durga, ‘fighter’
Ira (ईरा) ‘being present’ or ‘still’
Iyla (इय्ल​) ‘moonlight’, ‘rays of the moon’
Jhanvi (झानवी) The river Ganga in Hinduism
Janki (जानकी) The daughter of King Janaka or Goddess Sita
Jasmeet (जसमीत) a ‘celebrated one’ or the ‘famous one’
Jasoda (जसोदा) mother of Lord Krishna
Kavya (काव्या) ‘Poetry’, poetry in motion, ‘learning’, ‘foresight’, ‘sentiment’
Kajal (काजल) ‘kohl’ or ‘eyeliner’
Kalini (कालीनी) ‘flower’, ‘flourishing’ or the river Yamuna
Karishma (करिश्मा) ‘phenomenon’
Kashika (काशिका) ‘the one who shines’
Kshama (क्षमा) ‘to forgive’
Lata (लता) ‘creeper’
Leena (लीना) someone with magnificence or Goddess Laksmi
Laranya (लारण्य) ‘with grace’
Latika (लतिका) ‘small vine’ or ‘vermillion dot’
Mahi (माही) ‘creation’
Mahika (महीका) ‘dew drops’
Mayukhi (मयूखी) ‘peahen’
Mayra (मायरा) ‘deeply admired’
Mira (मीरा) ‘delightful’
Mishka (मिश्का) ‘gift of adoration’
Menaha (मीनहा) ‘cosmic beauty’
Nitya (नित्या) ‘for eternity’
Nisha (निशा) ‘night’
Navya (नव्य) ‘youthful’
Nimisha (निमिषा) ‘minute’, ‘twinkling of an eye’
Ojasvi (ओजस्वी) ‘heroic’, ‘valour’
Oja (अोजा) ‘vitality’ or full of life
Pavati (पावती) ‘clear water’
Pooja (पूजा) ‘devoutness’ or ‘prayer’
Priya (प्रिया) ‘adored’ or ‘cherished’
Paakhi (पाखी) ‘bird’
Pari (परी) ‘angel’, ‘otherworldly’
Ranhita (रंहिता) ‘fast’ or ‘swift’
Ria (रिया) ‘jewel’ or Goddess Lakshmi
Roop (रूप) ‘attractive’
Rishima (रिशिमा) ‘rays of the moon’
Ryka (रयका) ‘born from a wish’
Sadhika (साधिका) ‘go-getter’, Goddess Durga
Saanya (सान्या) ‘unparalleled’
Saanvi (सान्वी) Another name for Goddess Lakshmi
Tuhi (तूही) ‘sweet song of a bird’
Trisha (ट्रिशा) ‘honourable’, ‘valorous’
Tiya (तीया) ‘bird’
Trayi (त्रयी) ‘intelligent’, ‘smart’
Uditi (उदीती) ‘growth’, ‘ascension’
Udisha (उदिशा) ‘ray of early morning’
Udaya (उदया) ‘dawn’ or ‘rise’ or ‘sunrise’
Umangi (उमंगी) ‘happiness’, ‘bliss’
Unnathi (उन्नति) ‘progress’, ‘growth’ or ‘wealth’ or ‘epitome’
Vaishvi (वैष्णवी) Alternative to Goddess Parvati
Vakula (वाकुला) flower, cleverness, patience, attentive
Vaani (वाणी) This is a great option for your little one as it means ‘speech’
Wamika (वामीका) An alternative to Goddess Durga
Yamini (यामिनी) ‘night time’
Yashi (यशी) ‘glorious’, ‘successful’
Zaara (जारा) It is a flower that shines with brilliance and light , luminous
Zankhan (जानखान) ‘deep desire’ or ‘wish’
Zoya (जोया) A perfect name for your little girl it means ‘life’ or being ‘alive’


Hindi Names for A Baby Boy

A little baby boy will be the apple of your eyes and as parents will always address him with many pet names at home. Here are a few ideas for naming your little one.

Name (नाम) Meaning (अर्थ)
Aadarsh (आदर्श) ‘principle’, ‘belief’, ‘excellence’
Aadavan (आधावन) The sun
Aadhish (आधीश) ‘wise’, someone with wisdom, ‘intelligence’,
Aadi (आदि) ‘adores’, ‘perfect’, ‘beginning’, no one will be equal to him
Aarav (आरव) ‘soulful music’, ‘peaceful’
Advik (एडविक) ‘inimitable’, ‘unparalleled’
Ahaan (अहान) ‘early morning’, ‘dawn’
Akarsh (आकर्ष) ‘striking’
Arnav (अर्नव) ‘Oceanic’
Ayush (आयुष) ‘life’, ‘life personified’
Bahul (बहुल) ‘star’, ‘bright’
Baladhi (बालधि) Someone with deep insight
Balan (बालन) ‘young’, ‘youthful’
Balbir (बलबीर) someone who is ‘strong’, robust’ and ‘courageous’
Banshi (बंशी) ‘flute’
Bhavin (भाविन) winner, someone who is ‘alive’, life
Bhavan (भवन) ‘brilliant’ ‘creator’, an alternate name for Krishna
Bhavik (भाविक) ‘worthy’, ‘happy’
Bhavish (भवीश) Future
Chahan (चाहन) Meaning of this is ‘super’
Chaital (चैताल) Meaning of this name is ‘consciousness’
Chaitan (चैतान) ‘consciousness’, ‘perception’, ‘life’, ‘vitality’
Chakshu (चक्षु) ‘eye’
Charit (चरित) ‘story’, ‘verse’, ‘history’
Chandan (चंदन) ‘Moon’
Chirag (चिराग) ‘light’, ‘lamp’, ‘brilliance’
Chinmay (चिन्मय) Full of knowledge, wisdom, intelligence, supreme consciousness
Daanish (दानीश) Clever, wise, full of intelligence
Dabeet (दबीत) Warrior
Dahak (दहक) ‘powerful’, ‘fierce’
Daivat (दैवत) Someone who is ‘lucky’, ‘divine’
Danavarsh (दानवर्ष) Generous, giving, ‘rain of wealth’
Darahaas (धराहास) Someone with a great smile
Deepak (दीपक) ‘bright’, ‘radiance’, ‘brilliance’, ‘lamp’
Dev (देव) ‘king’, ‘god’, ‘light’
Dhruv (ध्रुव) ‘faithful’, ‘star’ ‘firm’
Divit (दिवित) ‘immortal’
Divyansh (दिव्यांश) Someone who is divine, full of light
Eshan (ईशान) Another name for God Shiva
Ekadanta (एकदंत) Another name for Lord Ganesha
Ekaksh (एकाक्ष) This one means ‘one-eyed’ or Lord Shiva
Ekalavya (एकलव्य) This name means ‘a devout student’, ‘keen observer’
Faiyaz (फैयाज) ‘leader’, ‘judge’, ‘artistic’
Fravash (फ्रावश) ‘protector’
Fanish (फाणिश) Another name for Lord Shiva
Hansh (हंश) ‘omnipotent’ like god
Harikiran (हरीकिरण) ‘light of God’
Himmat (हिम्मत) ‘might’, ‘strength’
Indrajit (इंद्रजीत) Someone who has conquered Lord Indra
Jayesh (जयेश) Someone who is a victor, winner
Jagesh (जागेश) Someone who has conquered the world
Jai (जय) ‘triumphant’ or ‘winning’
Kalash (कलश) ‘blessed pot’
Kalpit (कल्पित) ‘creative’, ‘artistic’, ‘with imagination’
Kiaan (कीआन) ‘big-hearted’, ‘generous’
Lakshit (लक्षित) ‘nonviolent’
Lakshay (लक्ष्य) Someone with focus, direction, sharpness
Maahir (माहिर) Someone who is skilled
Maanav (मानव) ‘to be human’, ‘compassionate’
Mitul (मितुल) ‘moderate’, ‘well balanced’
Neerav (नीरव) ‘discreet’ , ‘soft’
Nishith (निशीथ) ‘sharp’, ‘witty’, ‘well prepared’ , ‘midnight’
Ohas (ओहस) someone who is ‘appreciated’
Ojas (ओजस) someone with a lot of energy
Omarjeet (ओमरजीत) Lord of Om
Paarth (पार्थ) Prince or Son of Arjuna
Padman (पैडमैन) ‘lotus’ or ‘born from a lotus
Palvit (पल्वित) ‘Lord Vishnu’
Panshul (पांशुल) ‘fragrant’, ‘sweet smelling’
Parav (पर्व) An alternate name for a ‘sage’ or ‘ancient one’
Panav (पनव) ‘Prince’
Pranay (प्रणय) ‘amorousness’ or ‘love’
Priyansh (प्रियांश) ‘love’, ‘affection’
Rachit (रचित) ‘discoverer’, ‘invention’
Reyansh (रेयंश) Ray of light, or Vishnu or brightness
Ranbir (रणबीर) Someone who is ‘strong’, ‘warrior’, ‘brave’
Rohan (रोहन) ‘rising’
Sahil (साहिल) ‘guide’, ‘seashore’, ‘bank’
Saaket (साकेत) Someone with the same intent, another name for Lord Krishna
Samar (समर) the darkness of night
Shlok (श्लोक) ‘verse’, ‘hymn’, ‘chant’
Shray (श्रय) ‘Credit’
Taarush (तारुष) conqueror or someone who is victorious
Taha (ताहा) ‘pure’ or ‘skilful’
Taimur (तैमूर) Someone who is ‘strong’ or ‘brave’
Tanay (तनय) ‘dear’, ‘beloved’
Tushar (तुषार) ‘mist’, water droplets or snow
Uchit (उचित) It is a masculine name also known as ‘proper’ or ‘appropriate’
Uday (उदय) A warrior who rises first, rising, sunrise, appearance
Udarsh (ऊद॔श) ‘overflowing’
Uthkarsh (उत्कर्ष) ‘excellence’ or ‘perfection’
Vaibhav (वैभव) ‘majestic’, ‘ethical’ or on the right path
Vaasu (वासु) It is ‘wealth’ in Hinduism
Vaayu (वायु) Breeze, wind or heavenly
Vachan (वचन) This name is interpreted as declaration, promise, speech
Vagesh (वागीश) Someone who is the god of speech
Vihaan (विहान) An alternative for ‘morning’ in Hindi
Vivaan (विवान) Another name for the god Krishna
Yakshit (याक्षित) Made forever, permanent
Zeehan (झीहान) bright, brilliance, white

Naming your child becomes a very memorable occasion not only for the parents but also for the entire family. A name will become a child’s identity; hence, the names mentioned about will give you a head start when you have to decide on one.

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