Short Sweet Meaningful Hindu Baby Boy Names

(Last Updated On: November 4, 2018)

Unique Short Beautiful Names for Baby Boys

When I was looking for ideas to name my babies, I always thought of naming them 2 syllables names – 2 Syllables of Hindi/Sanskrit. Why? I didn’t want to give them other pet names. I have an impression that those who don’t have pet names and only one real name are attached to their names more. There were 3 more important things I looked into the names, which were:
Unique names, well who wants common names?
Meaningful, a name must have a beautiful strong meaning. It helps build self-confidence in the child.
Easy to pronounce. This new generation will roam the world more than our generation. You don’t want them find it hard to teach people “How to pronounce my name Or You may call me ….. “.
So, here also, We have selected the short, easy to pronounce, meaningful and uncommon Hindu Names for Baby Boys.

Short And Uncommon Hindu Names for Boys

Aan The Sun
Aapu Breath
Aadi Most important, Beginning, Ornament
Aarsh Crown, Pure
Aashu Active
Aavi Smoke
Aayu Span of life
Abhi Fearless
Abhra Cloud
Agha Pre eminent
Ail From the stony place
Anbu Love (Kindness)
Annsh Portion
Anshu/Ansu Ray of light (Sun)
Anu An atom
Ark Lightening, Fire, Sun
Arju Peacock, Son of Lord Indra
Arth Meaningful (Meaning)
Arva Fastest motion wind
Arya Honored, Noble (Also Name of Goddess Parvati)
Asho Head of Sun
Atri Voyager through life
Avi The Sun and air
Avya The first life form all knowledgeable and all pure
Badri Lord Vishnu
Baku Lightning, Brilliant, (War horn)
Bair Brave
Bali Powerful, Strength
Baru Brave and Noble
Basu Prosperous and Dweller
Bhaasu Sun
Beenu Flute, Created with immense power, Venus
Bhanu The Sun
Bharu Gold
Bhav Lord Shiva (Also Sentiment)
Bhavy Grand, Splendid
Bheru Friend
Bibhu Powerful
Bhuv Sky (Heaven), Earth
Braj Lord Krishna’s Town
Brij Lord Krishna
Brant Sword
Chant Famous
Daksh Capable, Son of Lord Brahma
Darsh Handsome, Lord Krishna, Sight
Deep Lamp, Beautiful
Dhanu Hindu Rashi sagittarius
Dheer Gentle and Wise
Dharv Satisfaction
Dhey Karna
Dhridh Persevring
Dhrish/Drish Sight
Dhruv Pole star which is Immovable and Eternal
Dhridh Persevring
Dhven Godly
Dian Divine
Div Pleasant and Gentle
Dron A prominent mahabharata character
Dwij Saint
Edi A herb
Eha Lord Vishnu
Esh/Eesh God, Lord Vishnu
Garg Name of a Hindu saint
Garv Proud
Gaur Giving attention
Geet Poem/Song/Chant
Gia Heart/ Love
Gian Having exalted divine knowledge / Wisdom
Giri Mountain
Gunj The sound
Guru Teacher/ Master / Priest
Gyan Knowledge
Hans Swan
Harsh Happiness
Heer Power, Diamond
Heet Love
Hem/Hemu Gold
Himi Famous and/or Renowned
Iri Lord Hanuman
Irya Powerful
Jai Conqueror, Victory
Jeet Win
Josh Satisfaction
Kaaru Maker
Kaay Body/ Pure
Kush Son of Lord Rama
Lav Son of Lord Rama
Maan Respect, Supernatural power, Lord of mind
Mant Thought/ Devotion, The Sun
Manyu Mind
Meer / Mir Chief and Worthy of admiration
Meet Friend
Megh Cloud
Meru Famous mountain in Hindu mythology / High point
Mouli Lord Shiva
Mouni Lord Shiva
Mourya King
Mrug A name of a bird
Muni Sage
Nabh The Sky
Nambi Self confident
Nand Joyful
Narshi Poet, Saint
Nath Lord/protector
Neel Blue, Treasure, A mountain, Champion
Neer Water ( i.e. one of the five elements of the world). Also it means the essence of life
Neesh/Nish An adventurer
Nit Favor / Grace
Om The sacred syllable / Lord Shiva
Ori Charitable king
Paaru Sun and Fire
Panju Smooth
Parv Festival (Also Strong)
Preethu God gift, Spacious
Prit Love
Puru Abundant, An ancient king
Raghu The family of Lord Rama
Rahi Traveler
Reedh Husband of Goddess Lakshmi
Reeth Tradition / Culture
Rev Narmada river
Rian Kingly
Rion King
Rish Brave/ dominant / ruler
Rishi Sage, Ray of light
Risu To rise, Honest
Rudr Lord Shiva, The terrible
Saaj One who worships God (Beauteous tranquillity)
Sai Sai Baba
Saju Travelling
Sanu A learned Man
Saruh Successful and Wealthy
Seshu Venkateswara
Shaan Pride / Peaceful
Shail Mountain
Shaiv A worshipper of Lord Shiva
Shami Fire, Name of a tree
Shanyu Kind hearted, Kind
Sharu Lord Vishnu
Shay Gift
Sheel Character /Custom / Nature
Sheil Mountain
Shesh Cosmic serpent
Sheya Divine
Shibhoo Related with Lord Shiva
Shidh Lord Krishna
Shilp Shapely
Shiv Lord Shiva, Auspicious, Always pure, Lucky
Shlok Hymns of Lord, Verse
Shraav Attentive
Shray/Shrey Marvelous, credit
Shreel Beautiful
Shreesh Lord of wealth, Lord Vishnu
Shrut Glorious, Celebrated
Shuli Lord Shiva
Siddh/Siddhu Lord Shiva
Smeet Devine smile
Sneh Friendship
Som The Moon
Srini Beautiful
Srish Flower
Subhy Early morning
Tanshu Quite nature
Tansh Beautiful
Thanu Lord Shiva
Thiru Shri
Thrish Noble
Toru Bull
Tosh Pleasure
Vaasu Wealth
Vaayu Breeze
Vansh Coming generation of father
Vanu Eager, Friend
Vash Beautiful
Vasi Power of attraction
Vashu Wealth
Ved Sacred knowledge
Veer Brave, Warrior
Venu Flute
Vian Full of life & energy, Alive / lively
Vibhu All pervading
Vidhu/Vidu Lord Vishnu, Intelligent
Vinu To spread in different directions
Vyan Air circulating in the body / Life Giving
Vyas A great Sage who wrote mahabharata
Vyom Sky
Vyush Daybreak
Yaj Worshipper, Sacrifice,Lord Shiva
Yaju Yajur Veda
Yansh God name
Yash Victory / Glory
Yashu Peace / Calm
Yog Lord Buddha
Yogi Devotee
Yuj To concentrate
Yuv Vigorous

Read our another list of selected nicknames for babies

Don’t forget to comment which name you found sweetest and lovely. Also in case you know any names which are not in the list above please add them in the comment.


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  1. Hi Sapana
    Can you please suggest a good name starts with letter PU for a baby girl.
    I tried so many sites but I din’t get good one. plz suggest

  2. Hi Sapna!! Could u plz suggest me some good meaningful n unique names starting from S, Sh, G
    For my baby boy.

    Thanks Yogesh

  3. hii sapna kindly suggest me a name for my baby boy we choose a name revaan but it similar in pronounce of ryan which already have in our famly kindly suggest me a unique name and easy to prinounce name for baby

        • Sapana

          Hi Shankar,

          Shanay Power of Lord Shani/ Compassion
          Shameek An ancient sage
          Shankhi Ocean

          Shanyu Benevolent / Kind hearted / Kind

          Sharun Sweet / Fragrance / Honey
          Sharwin Victory
          Shaswin Reputed

          Shaunak A great sage

          Shaylan Intelligent
          Shiamak Silver flame
          Shiney Sparkle to life

          Shineyu Shining

          Shivaksh Rudraksh / Shivka Trinetra
          Shivenk Lord Shiva venkateswara
          Shrenik Organized

          Shreyank Fame

          Kaanishik An ancient king
          Kaarin Purity
          Kaashik The shining one
          Kahkashan Stars
          Kaishik Passion
          Kaivalya Perfect isolation / Salvation

          Kalash Sacred pot / The pinnacle of a temple

          Kelvish  Ambition person

          Keyurin  With An armlet

          Kinshu  Shri Krishna

          Kiyansh  Person having all qualities

      • Bhanuchandar on

        My name is Bhanuchandar and wife name is Sravya.. Can you give a name for our first Baby boy – due on July 6th…

  4. I was looking for short names which are meaningful too for my baby boy. Lovely collection you have here girl. Simply amazing. Most importantly they all have nice meanings and are pretty uncommon. I didnt find such collection else where. Thanks. Will read it again to finalise my shortlist.

  5. I must appreciate your short name collection. My whole family worships Lord Visnu and I found a cool but relevant name here ‘Eha’. Don’t know why but it sounds feminine to me. Can you suggest a masculine name for my baby boy that means Lord Vishnu and which is short at the same time?

  6. Good Work. They really are Sweet names.
    I love name Raghu but its too common.
    I am thinking of naming
    Shanyu: Kind hearted, Kind
    Sharu: Lord Vishnu
    Can you please tell me if they are common in India?

  7. Hey Sapana,
    These names are really sweet and the list is helpful. I am confused between Gia, Sneh and srini. Can you help which is the best?


    Can u plz suggest me a baby boy name which combined my husband abhilash and my name Kavya with a good meaning…Thanks a lot in advance..Love ur site a lot

  9. Hi there, my bestfriend has given birth to a boy and now she is searching a name for her baby boy. I first thought of ‘Yuvraj’ but now, I think I will suggest her ‘Yuv’. Since nobody will be able to nickname him. Thanks to you. 😀

  10. I like the name …. Ansh, Can you suggest a few more short names ending with -sh….. also please tell if its Annsh or Ansh? or Aansh? So many spellings, it confuses….

    • Sapana

      Correct spelling is Ansh But as its a non-English native name, you can select spelling of your choice. Aa is used for short names to make it look Trendy.
      Names ending with sh are mostly longer names, short names are mentioned above.

  11. I have a baby girl. Can you suggest some cute nicknames for her? I don’t like pihu, sweety, mitthi. These are very old names and almost every girl has similar names. I want something unique and cute.

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  13. I am confused between the listed names. Actually I am searching for a simple, sweet and meaningful name for my baby boy. Please help me in finding the unique nickname for my baby.
    Venu: Flute
    Vian: Full of life & energy, Alive / lively
    Vaasu: Wealth
    Vaayu: Breeze
    Vyan: Air circulating in the body / Life Giving
    Vyush: Daybreak
    Yog: Lord Buddha
    Yuj: To concentrate
    Yuv: Vigorous

    • Sapana

      They all are sweet and meaningful names but comparing some other important points like ease of pronunciations and common/rare
      Vyush (not easy to pronounce but its rare)
      are better choices

        • Sapana

          Hi Naresh,
          Please send me email at [email protected] (Charged consultation 1000Rs.)
          Also please note I am not an astrologer, I just help selecting meaningful, rare and modern Sanskrit Names (Other origin too).
          If you seek astrology services, astrologer Shivali Saxena can help you with names according to astrology and numerology. (Send email at same id for these consultation)

  14. All the names are really good. Can you suggest some rare and meaningful baby names with the starting letter “E”? I have searched a lot but couldn’t find any good name.

  15. This list of nicknames is really amazing. But I am searching a cute nickname staring with “I” which matches with the latest trend. Also let me know whether nickname also affects the personality?

    • Sapana

      Hi Aruna,
      Here are some more cute nicknames: Nicknames for babies
      If the nickname is very funny or weird, and your child’s friends may make fun of the name then definitely it affects him/her right?
      You wont be able to control that later in future. So select a cute and nice nickname.

  16. pls suggest names for indian-american baby boy. No starting letter preferences. I want a very special and short meaningful name.

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  18. Yogendra mahto on

    Hi..Very good site for baby name finding.please suggest me some easily prounance hindu masculine baby names my guardian is old please suggest me all acceptable names starting with a h k and s

  19. Sidhh is my all time favorite name, but now I feel its difficult to pronounce for non-Indians. What do you think?
    Thanks in advance

    • Sapana

      Its not really very difficult to pronounce but its very Indian (Because of Dh at end) hence you feel it is difficult for foreigners.

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    • Sapana

      Hi Hari,
      Originally the word is only Dwij which means twice-born, Brahman or Aryan.
      Dwijdev is Sage/Saint
      I am not sure but as we worship SaiBaba as a saint so in that relation, may be referred as Dwijith.

  21. Deepak Upadhyay on

    Hi Sapana
    Can you please suggest a good name starts with letter BHAI, YO, BHU for a baby boy.
    I tried so many sites but I din’t get good one. plz suggest

  22. Trupti Singh on

    i m looking for some short but powerful names like arya ved shourya rudra but not such common names pleas suggest names for baby boy

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