20 Unique Baby Names from Hindu Mythology

20 Unique Baby Names from Hindu MythologySometimes old is new; therefore unique. Naming your baby is fun and sometimes you will be left spoilt for choice. We decided to make your life simpler by taking a peek into Hindu mythology to pick the perfect name for your munchkin.

Baby girl names:

1. Anjalika – Ace archer, Arjun’s finest arrow is named Anjalika. He used it to put Karna to rest. 

2. Bani – It’s another moniker for Goddess Saraswati.
3. Devaki – You know this one. She is the mother of Lord Krishna.
4. Gauri – The name Gauri, also known as Dakshayani, is the Goddess of marital bliss. 
5. Jnana – It is a form of yoga which translates as knowledge of the or eternal and real.
6. Kalki – The tenth manifestation of Lord Vishnu who is yet to grace the earth. According to Hindu mythology, Kalki will arrive as a man on a horse at the end of Kali Yug.
7. Kara – The son of Sun God and Kunti. He was an incredible warrior. His teacher was Parasuram.
8. Maitrey – He was a famed sage who had advised Duryodhana to not harm the Pandavas to secure himself. 
9. Malini – Malini was a river that according to mythology flowed through the forest which housed the ashram of the great sage, Kanva. He has been credited with writing a few hymns of the Rig Veda. Alternately, malini means a garland or fragrant.
10. Matsya – It is the first manifestation of Vishnu, where he took birth in the form of a fish.

Baby boy names:

1. Anshumat – In the Hindu mythology, he is grandson of the ocean. He was a mighty chariot-fighter. Anshumat also means luminous and radiant.

2. Daksh – He is the son of Aditi and Lord Brahma. The name also translates as the skilled one.
3. Dhruv – It is said that Dhruva or Dhruv is a prince who was blessed by Lord Vishnu with eternal life. There is a constellation named after him called Dhruva Nakshatra.
4. Iravan – He was the son of Arjuna and the Naga princess Ulupi.
5. Kalinda or Kalind – It is another name for the Sun God.
6. Partha or Parth – Another moniker of Arjuna.
7. Parikshit – He is the grandson of the Pandavas who claimed the throne after that holocaust that destroyed the Pandavas and Kauravas.
8. Warayan – It is another name for Lord Shiva.
9. Vaman – It is the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu when he takes birth as a dwarf Brahmin.
10. Ved or Vedas – These are the earliest scriptures of the Hindus.

Source: idiva.com