Modern & Rare Lord Karthikeya Names for Baby Boys


Lord Murugan Names for Baby Boys: Trendy and Powerful

In Tamil Nadu, Lord Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, is more commonly known as the Lord Murugan or Muruga. He is known as the god of war & victory. There are multiple names of Lord Kartikeya including Muruga, Skanda, Subramanya, Subramani, Shanmuga, Kumaraswamy and to name a few. Here are some new generation fancy baby boy names inspired by Lord Kartikeya / Murugan / Muruga
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Uncommon & Powerful Lord Kartik Names for Baby Boys

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1. Pravar प्रवर

ॐ प्रवराय नमः ।
Pravar means the superior or the foremost. The name refers to the supreme god Kartikeya and in sahasranam, it is mentioned as Om Paravaraya Namah.

2. Arindam अरिन्दम

ॐ अरिन्दमाय नमः ।
It is a popular Hindu boy name which signifies triumph. Arindam means victorious or the enemy’s destroyer.

3. Prabhav प्रभव

ॐ प्रभवे नमः ।
Prabhav generally means impactful or effective. The sahasranam Om Prabhave Namah means praising the supreme lord

4. Maham महाम

ॐ महामाइने नमः ।
Maham refers to the full moon. It’s an epithet for Lord Shiva and Lord Kartikeya. In Sanskrit, the name means a great personality. Om Mahamayine Namah

5.Param परम

ॐ परमदंभाय नमः ।
ॐ परमानन्दसन्दोहाय नमः ।
The name Param means the unique, best or supreme in a group. The name has found inspiration from the Murugan sahasranam as Om Paramadambhaya Namah which means someone who loves the supreme joy.

6. Amey अमेय

ॐ अमेयात्मने नमः ।
The name refers to someone much loved or something which can’t be measured. Amey signifies the supreme splendour of Lord Kartikeya and the name is inspired by one of this lord’s 1000 names Om Ameyatmane Namah

7. Anish अनिश

ॐ अनिश्वराय नमः ।
A sleepless creature is called Anish. The impactful meaning of the name can be found in Skanda 1000 names, Om Anishvaraya Namah which signifies the eternal peerless plenitude.

8. Siddhan सिद्धन

ॐ सिद्ध सदावे नमः ।
Siddhan means something completed with perfection or a task accomplished. It’s one of 1000 names of Lord Muruga.

9. Aniv अनिव

ॐ अनिवेय नमः ।
Aniv is another name of the powerful Hindu Lord Kartik. Niv means low so Aniv refers high valued.

10. Praanay प्राणाय

ॐ प्राणाय नमः ।
Praan means life in Sanskrit. The name is dedicated to Lord Subramanyam. It’s not Pranay which means love or romance. The name is used in the mantra Om Pranaya Namah

11.Shyamak श्यामक

ॐ श्यामकन्धराय नमः।
The Lord Murugan’s epithet literally means who is dark or black. The name also refers to Lord Krishna or Shiva. The mantra Om ShyamakandharayaNamah mean the consumption of glory.

12. Mahat महत

ॐ महते नमः ।
The name has been derived from the word Mahatma which means a great person or a great soul. It signifies a divine radiance or something magnificent and it is inspired by ॐमहतेनमः।:Om Mahate Namah

13. Guhay गुहाय

ॐ गुहाय नमः।
It’s a divine name which refers to Lord Karthikeya and it is inspired by Om Guhapriyaya Namah, which is dedicated to a divine personality who dwells in the core of the hearts of the devotees.

14. Vedav वेदव

ॐ वेदवेद्याय नमः।
In Sanskrit, the name refers to someone who knows the Veda or a wise person. The inspiration of this powerful name is from – : Om VedavedyayaNamah।

15. Varchasv / Varchasvin वर्चस्व / वर्चस्विन

ॐ वर्चस्विने नमः ।
The name literally means dominating, mastery or influence. In the spiritual context, it is one of the Lord Murugan’s name and refers to energy, activeness or vigorousness.

16. Kalpak कल्पक

ॐ कल्पाकाराय नमः ।
It’s a tree existing in heaven and mentioned in Hinduism. It also refers to an author who gave rules for ceremonies and rituals.

17. Vajra वज्र

ॐ वज्रपाणिसुताप्रियाय नमः ।
Vajra is a weapon mentioned in Hindu scriptures that symbolizes thunderbolt as well as the traits of a diamond. It also signifies something hard and strong and powerful.

18. Vashik वशीक

ॐ वशीकराय नमः ।
The name is originated from the word Vashikaran which means making one do anything according to your wish. It also refers to having the power to control people.

19. Hiranya हिरण्य

ॐ हिरण्याय नमः ।
The name is inspired from the word Hiranya which means gold. The golden colored objects or things are called Hiranya.

20. Varenya वरेण्य

ॐ वरेण्याय नमः ।
It’s a Sanskrit word which means the best/superior/excellent. The name also means saffron or desirable.

21. Senan सेनान्

ॐ सेनान्यै नमः ।
The name Senan is inspired from the word Sena which means an army. The leader or one who commands in an army goes by the name Senan.
In the hilly regions of Tamil Nadu, Lord Murugan is worshipped as the primary or guardian deity. It is believed that Lord Murugan bestows the worshippers with courage, intelligence and the power to overcome all the barriers in life.
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Lord Kartik was born when the Panch Mahaboota, the divine five elements, combined with Shakti, under the umbrella of Shiva’s blessings. Lord Karthik is an ideal example of bravery, power, wisdom and victorious masculinity. The above names inspired by Lord Kartikeya are suitable for the modern Indian baby boys. Not to forget that the impactful meaning behind these names are truly effective and help adding a certain grace to a child’s behaviour and personality.


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An IT professional, a mom of two, Sapana had belly-only pregnancies in her life & has lost 15Kg weight twice. Along with fitness, Sapana is an expert in Indian names & has helped scores of Indian parents to shortlist suitable baby names by virtue of her years of expertise in Sanskrit origin names & logical approach towards cultures & trends during the name research. Drop a comment to get help from her.


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    Hi Sapana,

    You have an extensive list of names that are new yet oriented with the Hindu lords 🙂 Could you suggest some baby boy names that mean both subramanya and Narasimha ? If I do not get any name which means both, my kid will end up with 3 parts in the name 😀 Thanks in advance !

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    • Sapana

      My Top 3 suggestions from Sh-
      शर्मन् prosperous / Happy Om Sharmane Namah
      शाश्वत Eternam Om Shashwatayay Namah
      शिवाय Lord Shiv (Lord Murugan is son of Lord Siva) Shivaya namah

      Some more:
      Shruti sagar

        • Sapana

          Hi Mohanpriya,

          Please check previous comments for K and Ch names of Lord Murugan, Below are H-Starting names of lord Murugan.
          Havish  हवीश 
          Hitkrit हितक्रित
          Hiranmay हिरण्मय
          Hritagh हृतघ
          Hriday हृदय
          Hemad हेमद
          Hrishtay ह्रिष्तय
          Hrishtid ह्रिष्तीद

          Please check the meanings in H-Names Master list

    • Sapana

      Shasti शास्ति Command
      Shuchay Bright ॐ शुचये नमः ।
      Sarvadnya All-knowledge ॐ सर्वज्ञाय नमः ।
      Shashvata Eternal ॐ शाश्वताय नमः
      Sharman Sharmane Namah
      Stut Praise (Stuti Priye namah)
      Suvirya: Great warrior

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    Is the name “Svarnav” considered to be Lord Murugan? Could you suggest few more names for my baby boy preferably with “K” & “S” related to Lord Murugan? Thank you !

    • Sapana

      Please find S-names in previous reply, K-names below:
      Kalpat: Derived from Om Kalpa tarave Namah, KalpaTaru-tree, only Kalpat means Capable.
      Karanay Derived from Om Kara naya Namah: I am not sure but its mostly related to Time
      Kavay: Om Kavaye Namah: Poet
      Kelay: Om Kelaya namah: sport/Play
      Kritin: Om Kritine Namah: Virtuous/ Active

      Svarnav: It can be derived from Svarnavarnay Namah Sahasranam of Lord Murugan means one with golden skin. Swarnav only means Golden. (Like Gold)

    • Sapana

      Please check K-starting names of Lord Murugan in previous comments
      Here are V-starting names:
      Varad वरद granting wishes
      Varishtha वरिष्ठ
      Vasav वासव (Indra/Indra’s engery)
      Vegavat वेगवत् (Rapid/Swift)
      Vibhav विभव Rich/Wealth
      Viray वीराय Brave
      Virochan विरोचन (Bright/Shining)

    • Sapana

      Mayon is a sacred volcano mountain in the Philippines

      Closer 2 Indian names I know about are:
      Mayan: Magical
      Mayobhav मयोभव delighting
      Basically they are related to Maya- Magic

    • Sapana

      In the case of letter-M starting Lord Murugan names inspired by 1008 names, most of names are from Maha- i.e. great- …
      So inspired by a few sahasranam starting with Maha- Maha-m..
      Maham is a good name which means Great
      Also Mahat
      Another is beautiful m-name is Mekhal (But your name being same, it wont be a choice)

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    Hai Mam, please suggest a name to my baby boy letter starting with G. We thought this name but we feel it’s lengthy. The name is “Gnana anshith SIDDHAN”.as we have to keep the name of boy with gods suryanarayan and subramanya swamy. But as per star we have to his name with starting letter G. So please help me out and suggest.

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    We like this name Mahin.Can you please confirm the following 1.Is mahin hindu boy name? 2.Does it refers to lord murugar.3.Meaning of mahin?

    • Sapana

      I have not seen this as part of any of the 1008 names of Lord Subramanya Swami / Karthikeya
      But if you want to relate it surely describes a god and hence Lord Subramanya swami too. Aksh-Ang: Whos body is immortal.

    • Sapana

      According to my knowledge and study, the name is not one of 1008 names of lord Murugan. Never heard of it connected with any Hindu lord names.
      In fact, all I know about Aashrit/ आश्रित is negative meanings only
      One who takes other’s shelter / Dependent
      Even when you ask me about Ashrit i.e. अश्रित, it is not a word, and to relate, Shrit is Honored/respected. Ashrit should be negative of that. Though I am not 100% sure.

    • Sapana

      Hi Chandrika,
      I take 1000 names of Hindu lords as the main reference for Names inspired by Lords
      In case of Lord Karthik names starting with T There are very few names and only 3 are suitable as baby names
      Tapas: तापस Inspired by Tapasa priyaya Namah meaning ascetic
      Tatva: तत्व inspired by Tatwa gaya namah and Tatwa dnyaya namah meaning Truth
      Trayit त्रयीत: Trayi mayaya namah meaning 3 vedas taken together

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    Chandrika Kella on

    Hi Sapana,
    Please suggest any name starting letter with T and related to lord Subramanian Swamy for baby boy

    • Sapana

      Hi Nagalakshmi,
      I recently replied another visitor on the same query
      I take 1000 names of Hindu lords as the main reference for Names inspired by Lords
      In case of Lord Karthik names starting with T There are very few names and only 3 are suitable as baby names
      Tapas: तापस Inspired by Tapasa priyaya Namah meaning ascetic
      Tatva: तत्व inspired by Tatwa gaya namah and Tatwa dnyaya namah meaning Truth
      Trayit त्रयीत: Trayi mayaya namah meaning 3 vedas taken together

    • Sapana

      Yugan according to the Sanskrit dictionary means generation/age of the world.
      Thiyash, I am not aware of. Is it Triaksh? It could be related to lord shiva if derived from TriAksh

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