Most Popular Baby Boy Names in India

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Top 10 Modern Baby Names: Hindu Baby Boys 2017

With Recent trends of baby names originated from Sanskrit few names are very popular in India. Those names which are celebrity kids names or famous movie characters names are mainly in the list. Hindus love the names which are inspired by gods names. For boys, Names of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesha are mainly selected.

Most Famous Hindu Baby Boy Names

1. Ishaan / Ishan

Ishan is name of Lord Shiva. It comes from the word “Isha” which means Master or Lord. Ishaan is said to be the guardian of the sacred direction Ishanya Disha (North-East). It is believed that the gods reside in this direction.
God Shiva is also described as having five heads (Air, Water, Fire, Earth & Sky). It is the symbol of the universe. The fifth head faces towards Ishanya i.e Northe-East direction.
Ishaan name became popular after Amir Khan’s famous movie Taare Zameen Par. The movie’s main character’s name was Ishaan.
It’s a very mellifluous and modern name.

2. Aarav

This beautiful trendy name means Peaceful. It is in top 5 names in last 2-3 years. It is a very stylish name not because it’s a Celebrity-child name but because it sounds royal.
It also means Wisdom and a Musical Note. “Rav” in Sanskrit means melodious music and hence “Aarav” means someone a well-composed and at peace with himself.
This name became popular ever since Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna selected it for their son.

3. Arjun

Arjun is one of very powerful names inspired by mythology in Hindu Religion. It means Shining or Bright. It also represents courage of most liked Arjun from the epic Mahabharat.
Arjun is also famous due to it’s popularity in Bollywood movies’ main characters name.
It’s a name of a prince and is not very new to India, but its trend will never fade.

4. Vivaan

Vivaan is one of the names of Lord Krishna. It means ‘one with full of life’ and also ‘the first rays of the sun’.
It’s a very easy to pronounce and memorable name.

5. Ayush

It originates from the Saskrit word Aayu which means age or life. Ayush means one with a long life. The name is popular because it sounds very sweet and stylish and has a very positive meaning.

6. Arnav

Arnav means Ocean. The pronunciation of this name is as beautiful and as powerful as its meaning. The name was at top of its popularity during 2005-08. Arnav is a stylish and sweet name popular in Indians hence in our list of top baby names in India.

7. Shourya / Shaurya

It means Bravery or being brave. In India names starting with A and S are most common. But in our top 10 list of Indian Baby boy names list this is the only name starting with A. It may not be as easy as other names to pronounce but it’s a royal and inspiring name. Its numerology in astrology is 19 which indicated extreme happiness.

8. Atharv / Atharava

This Sanskrit originated name is one of the names of Lord Ganesh. It means the first Veda and someone with knowledge of Vedas

9. Reyansh

Rey-Ansh is Vishnu’s Ansh i.e part of Lord Vishnu, It also means First Ray of Sun. It’s a name with very positive meaning. The names ending with Ansh are pretty popular theses days in India like Shreyansh.

10. Dhruv

Dhruv means Pole star, an Immovable and Eternal, Firm. According to ancient hindu mythology, Dhruva was a devotee of the Lord Vishnu. There is a famous tale in Vishnupurana which is being inspiring the Hindus for generations.

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All of these baby names are popular in India because of their meaning and due they all sound sweet and trendy.
In recent days baby names Ahan (Sunrise or Morning glory) and Anish (Close Friend, Smart and Supreme) are also very popular.

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