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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    • Sapana

      Hi Srinivas,
      Check this post: Lord Balaji/Subramanyam Names
      Most suitable baby names from 1000 names of lord Venkateswara along with respective mantra are listed in above given post.
      You may send me your further queries on that post. Check all D names and send me shortlisted, I will check which ones can be related to Lord Shiva as well.

    • Sapana

      Hi Prashanti,
      Sorry for the late reply.
      I tried to search for information about Akshagna, I didn’t find it in any common sources of Lord Karthikeya names.
      Usually, the baby names inspired by Hindu lords come from 1000 names of Hindu lords.
      I tried to find the meaning of Akshagna, but I could not find any strong origin of this name. Somewhat it looks like Aksh+ Which means immortal.

    • Sapana

      Ameya is immeasurable (Originally its अमेय)
      But you can also name a girl child as Ameyaa because one of Goddess Laxmi’s 1000 names is: ॐ अमेयायै नमः।
      Also in case of Subramanian/Murugan these 2 names are from Sahasranam:
      Om Ameyathmane Namaha and Om Aprameya Namaha

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    I need a name of Lord Murugan for my baby boy. Can you please refer the relevant names(Tamil unique name)??

    • Sapana

      Om Dvishnnetray Namah ॐ द्विषण्णेत्राय नमः । is one of 1008 names of Lord Murugan, (Dvina is not found)

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    Hi Sapana, The name Athiran and Aadhiran refers to which God? Does it refers to Lord karthikeya, or Lord Shiva?

    • Sapana

      Hi Bavi,
      Athiran and Adhiran are mostly originated from Tamil.
      There are no exact words or Sahasranam in Sanskrit like Athiran or Adhiran.
      Some where I have learnt that Athiran means lord Murugan but I am not sure.
      In case of Adhiran, You may relate it to Adhiraj (Adhir only means Impatient)

    • Sapana

      I could not find such exact name of Lord Murugan
      but if you mean Dnyanesh or Gnyanesh i.e. lord of knowledge then many of Hindu gods are referred with such names

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    Hemavarshini on

    Am looking a name starts from Ee or Oo.. I am looking for my son who born in Kirthikai star .. I would like to have a sanskrit name from lord Muruga starts from Ee or Oo . Please can you email me to my mail id.

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    Could you please help me in finding unique name that starts with M but that should have Lord Muruga’s anything

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    Hi Sapana

    Nice Update on Names of Lord Murugan
    I had boy twins baby

    Need to keep Names of Lord Murugan for baby Boys
    I have planned to keep
    Anish and Aniv

    Please advice on this

    • Sapana

      Lord Shiva:
      Sarveshwar is name of lord shiva also, but not mentioned in any of 2 Sahasranam
      ॐ सर्वेशाय नमः। is part of Rudrayamala Shiv Sahasranam

      Lord Murugan
      Similarly, Exactly Sarveshwar as one 1000 names of Lord Muruga is not mentioned.
      closest is Sarvasvamine Namah.

      But as you would agree, Lord Shiva is usually referred to as Lord of Lords Sarveshwar.

      FYI: Sarva, is part of many names of Lord Shiva and Murugan and is a short meaningful trendy name for a baby boy.

    • Sapana

      Damayitra ॐ दमयित्रे नमः ।
      Damay Overpower ॐ दमाय नमः ।
      Darpay Pride ॐ दर्पाय नमः ।
      Danish  Lord of Donation ॐ दानशीलाय नमः । Merciful
      Durvig Dangerous ॐ दुर्विगाह्याय नमः ।

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