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150+ Popular Indian Baby Boy Names—Modern and Traditional

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Indian Names for Baby Boys

Indian Names for Baby Boys

Indian Languages Names and Meanings for Baby Boys

Congratulations on your baby boy. Now it's time to pick a name with meaning. If you are from the Republic of India or have family roots in South Asia, you may be looking for a modern or traditional name. Maybe you love the many languages of India or come from a multi-cultural family and would like something modern or unique with meaning. Considering all 22 major languages of the region, including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, and English (the second most common language spoken in India), choose from these popular name ideas and pick something of significance for your special baby boy.

Languages of India Baby Boy Names in English

NameMeaning

Aahva

Beloved

Aadav

Bright

Aadesh

Order, command

Aadi

First, beginning

Aagman

Arrival

Aagney

Born from fire

Aamod

Pleasant

Aarav

Peaceful

Abdul

Knowledge

Adeep

Light

Adit or Aditya

From the beginning

Advait

Boy

Advay

Unique

Agrim

Ahead

Ajay

Invincible

Ajit

Undefeatable

Akaash

Sky

NameMeaning

Akshan

Eye

Akshat

Cannot be harmed

Akshit

Permanent

Alok

Victory cry

Ameya

Boundless

Amish

Honest

Amol

Valuable

Anant

Infinite

Anay

A creeping vine, sacred

Aneesh

Supreme

Anik

Strong

Ankit

Conquered

Anmol

Invaluable

Ansh

Musical note

Anvay

Joined

Arin

Joy

Arjun

The hero of Mahabharata

Arman

Wish

Arnav

Ocean

Top 10 Baby Boy Names in India

NameMeaning

Arun

Sun

Arush

Great

Aryan

Noble

Ashish

Blessing

Ashmit

Pride

Ashwin

Star

Atiksh

Wise

Avi

Sun and air

Ayaan

Good luck

Ayush

Duration of life

Azad

Free

Bharat

God of fire

Badal

Cloud

Bodhi

Enlightenment

Basu

Wealthy

Biren

Warrior

Binoy

Humble

Biman

Respected

Birju

Powerful

Chirag

Lamp

NameMeaning

Chetan

Life

Darsh

Variation of Lord Krishna’s name

Daksh

Precious son

Dheeraj

Bravery

Dalip

King

Divit

Immortal

Devarsh

Gift of God

Dev

Heavenly

Divit

Immortal

Dhruv

Eternal

Eashan

Lord Vishnu

Falak

The sky

Gaurav

Honor

Govinda

Lord Krishna

Garv

Proud

Hari

One who removes evil

Harshil

Delighted

Hiran

Gold

Harsith

Smile

Himmat

Courage

Ishan

Sun

Jai

Victory

Jayant

Jayant

Jivin

Give life

Jagan

World or universe

Kabir

A Sufi saint; meaning “great”

Karan

Intelligent

Kiann

Ancient

Krish (Krishna)

Harvest

Kairav

Lotus

NameMeaning

Khush

Happy

Lalit

Handsome

Lakshay

Target

Ojas

Glow

Onkar

Pure

Nishith

Light

Maan

Mind

Manish

God of mind

Mohan

A name for Lord Krishna; charm and looks

Mayank

Moon

Mihir

Sun

Mahir

Expert

Naksh

Moon

Naman

Salute

Neil or “Neel”

Blue

Parth

Son of Earth

Pranav

Praise

Pranit

Leader

Pratyush

Dawn

Panav

Prince

NameMeaning

Purab

East

Rithik

Stream

Raahi

Traveller

Riaan

Little king

Reynash

Ray of light (another name for Lord Vishnu)

Rohan

Ascending

Rachit

Create

Rayaan

Galaxy

Rishi

Sage

Ruhan

Spiritual

Rishit

Best

Ronith

Charming

Padam

Lotus

Prem

Beloved

Sanjay

A royal official in Mahabharata; victorious

Samarth

Efficient

NameMeaning

Saakaar

Manifestation of God

Saatvik

Pious

Sai

Divine

Samaksh

Presence

Samar

Arabic origin; “to talk in the evening”

Sarthak

Meaningful

Shaurya

Bravery

Shlok

Hymn

Sumer

Divine mountain

Taha

Pure

Taimur

Iron

Tanmay

Tanmay

Taran

Youth

Tejas

Brilliance

Unman

Enthusiastic

Ved

Knowledge

Veer

Brave

Vihaan

Morning

Vijay

A popular name in film

Vinod

Content

Yakshit

Permanent

Yash

Fame

Zain

Light

Zeehash

Strength

© 2019 Layne Holmes

Comments

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on May 20, 2019:

Thanks Liz! It's super challenging to compile these since I'm not a native speaker. Hoping others who are might contribute some feedback or corrections if any. Many of these names are so beautiful.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 20, 2019:

This is an interesting dictionary of the meanings behind the names. A great list for reference and for inspiration. These lists would be useful for writers inventing names for characters in their books.