190 Indian Boy Names With Meanings

If you’re looking for wonderful Indian names for your baby boy, we’ve curated a list of popular, cool, and unique Indian boy names that encompass the rich cultural diversity of India. With a special focus on Hindu and Sikh traditions, we aim to provide you with a selection of the best Indian baby boy names that are not only meaningful but also resonate with the vibrant heritage of India. Whether you're looking for a name that is steeped in tradition or something more modern, our list of Indian boy names will help you find the perfect moniker for your little one.

Selecting Indian Names for Boys

If you’re considering Indian names for boys, you might like to learn more about how names are traditionally chosen before making your final decision. In India, naming is often influenced by region and religion. Here’s a brief introduction to India’s regional languages and religions.

India’s Regional Languages

Here are some of the main regional languages that can be found in India as well as in its bordering nations. These may influence your choice of name.

  • Hindi is the main language in India and the fourth-most commonly spoken language in the world. It’s used mostly in northern, eastern, central, and western India.

  • Urdu is the main language of Pakistan, whose main religion is Islam. It’s also used in northern and south-central India.

  • Telugu belongs to the Dravidian language family and is spoken mostly in southeastern India.

  • Marathi is spoken in the Indian state of Maharashtra in western India.

  • Kannada is also part of the Dravidian language family and is spoken mostly by the Karnataka people in southwestern India.

  • Gujarati is the language spoken in the Indian state of Gujarat in western India. It’s also one of the most common Indian languages in the United States and Canada.

  • Tamil is another Dravidian language found in southern India and Sri Lanka.

  • Punjabi is spoken in the Indian state of Punjab in northwestern India and eastern Pakistan.

  • Bengali is spoken in eastern India and Bangladesh.

India’s Religions

When searching for Indian male names, you may realize that all your options are influenced by the various religions in India and its bordering nations. Here are some religions that may come up in your name search for Indian boy names:

  • Hinduism is the most ancient religion in the world and the world’s third-largest religion with 95 percent of its believers living in India. Hindu naming options derive from its polytheistic mythology, astrology, philosophy, and cosmology.

  • Sikhism is the fourth-largest religion in India. It’s traditional for males to be given the middle name Singh, which means “lion.”

  • Islam is India’s second-most commonly followed religion. Muslims in India follow Islamic naming conventions, which often have roots in Arabic or Persian.

  • Jainism is one of the world’s oldest religions. Followers commonly use Jain, Shah, Firodia, Singhal, or Gupta as their last name.

Naming Conventions

As is true with most Asian names, choosing Indian baby boy names involves many factors beyond region and religion. Here are some examples of how names are used in India:

  • In northern India, people have a given name followed by a surname.

  • In southern India, surnames are uncommon, and are usually adopted by people who migrate.

  • The meanings of given names are of the utmost importance, and names for children are chosen specifically for that reason.

  • Followers of Hinduism consult an astrologer to help them choose a name for their child that’s based on a horoscope reading. The astrologer will select a prefix for the parents, who will then choose a name including that specific prefix. For example, the astrologer may specify the prefix Su, and the parents can then choose from among names such as Sunil, Suraj, Surendra, Surya, etc.

Common and Popular Indian Boy Names

The following men’s names of Indian origin are popular in both Indian and around the world. If you’re looking for a popular Indian name that’s also relatively common for your little boy, the perfect option may just be on this list!

1. Amir. Meaning “commander, prince” in Arabic, this popular Indian boys’ name was originally used as a title—in English, you may recognize it as the word emir. The name is used predominantly by Urdu speakers in India.

2. Muhammad. In Arabic, this very popular name means “praised, commendable,” as it’s derived from the Arabic word hamida, which means “to praise.” The most famous bearer of the name was the Prophet Muhammad, who founded the Islamic religion in the seventh century after having been visited by the angel Gabriel. The name is popular among speakers of Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, and Bengali.

3. Hassan. This name originated with Hassan ibn Thabit, a seventh-century poet who accompanied the Prophet Muhammad. In Arabic, the name—sometimes spelled as Hasan—means “beautifier, improver.” It’s used by Urdu speakers.

4. Rohan. Derived from the Sanskrit word rohana, it means “ascending.” If you’re having twin boys, you might like to pair Rohan with the Irish boy’s name Ronan, which means “little seal.”

5. Vihaan. This Hindi boy name comes from the Sanskrit word vihana, which means “dawn” or “morning.”

6. Kabir. This popular Indian boys’ name means “great, powerful, leader” in Arabic.

7. Zahir. This unique yet popular Indian boys’ name is derived from the Arabic word zahir, which means “helper, supporter.” It’s used by speakers of Punjabi, Urdu, and Bengali.

8. Ishaan. This Hindu baby boys’ name of Sanskrit origin refers to the guardian of the northeast direction. He’s typically depicted with the deity Shiva.

9. Mustafa. Another popular Indian boys’ name is Mustafa, used by Urdu speakers and meaning, “the chosen one” in Arabic. Mustafa is also an epithet of Muhammad.

10. Avyaan. Meaning “beginning” in Sanskrit, Avyaan is often associated with the Hindu gods Vishnu and Ganesha. It’s an interesting and popular Indian name that can help celebrate new beginnings once your baby boy arrives.


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Classic Indian Boy Names

You may be wondering, what is a good Indian name for a boy? You can’t go wrong with a classic or traditional name that’s steeped in history. You’ll find many options to fit your specific needs in this list of classic Indian boys’ names.

11. Deepak. Also spelled Dipak, this name of Sanskrit origin means “inflaming, exciting.” Originally spelled Dipaka, it’s an epithet for the Hindu god of love, Kama. A famous bearer of the name is author Deepak Chopra. The name is commonly used in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Nepali.

12. Ganesha. You can’t get more classic than this Indian baby boy’s name, which refers to the Hindu god of wisdom who’s depicted with the head of an elephant. The Sanskrit name means “lord of the multitude.” The name is most used by those following Hinduism.

13. Krishna. Although the meaning of this boys’ name (“black, dark”) is rather bleak, the name refers to the most supreme Hindu god, Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu. This Hindu boy’s name is used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Nepali.

14. Manish. This Indian boy’s name means “thought” or “wisdom,” and it’s used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, and Nepali.

15. Rahul. Meaning “able, efficient” in Sanskrit, this name was the name of the Buddha’s son. Speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu use this traditional name.

16. Ravindra. This boys’ name combines the meaning “sun” with the name of the Hindu god Indra. It’s also used as an epithet for the Hindu god of the sun, Surya. It’s used in the Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada languages.

17. Siddhartha. The Buddha’s original name was Siddhartha, which in Sanskrit means “one who has accomplished a goal,” a beautiful meaning for a little boy who will surely have many accomplishments ahead of him.

18. Sukhwinder. This name used by the Sikh community means “pleasant” or “happy” in Sanskrit, combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.

19. Surendra. Meaning “lord of gods” in Sanskrit, this name is often used as an epithet for the god Indra. It’s common in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, and Nepali.

20. Vishnu. Meaning “all-pervasive” in Sanskrit, Vishnu is a supreme Hindu god depicted with four arms and blue skin. He is the protector and preserver of the universe. The name is common in Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Marathi.

More Classic Indian Boy Names

If the above 10 names weren’t enough, here are 10 more classic Indian boy names for you to consider:

21.AravindHindi, Marathi, Kannada, TamilLotus
22.AshwinHindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, KannadaPossessed of horses
23.ChandraAssamese, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, NepaliMoon
24.HarshaKannada, TeluguHappiness
25.JitendraHindi, Marathi, GujaratiConqueror of the god Indra
26.KamalHindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, NepaliLotus, pale red
27.MahendraHindi, Marathi, GujaratiGreat + Hindu god Indra
28.MohandasHindiServant of the god Mohana
29.RakeshHindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, TeluguLord of the full moon
30.SurajHindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, NepaliSun


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Modern Indian Boy Names

Maybe classic isn’t your thing! Well, these modern Indian and Hindu names for baby boys are based on traditional monikers but have a stylish twist, often dropping the last vowel letter to make the name sound more current.

31. Anant. Meaning “infinite, endless,” this Indian boys’ name is the modern and stylish version of the traditional name Ananta, which is often used as an epithet for the Hindu god Vishnu or the goddess Parvati. It’s common in Hindi and Marathi.

32. Bhaskar. As the modern form of the name Bhaskara, this Indian boys’ name means “shining.” It’s often used as an epithet for the Hindu god Shiva, and it was the name of a renowned twelfth-century Indian astronomer. The name is used in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada.

33. Dilip. Traditionally spelled Dilipa, this stylish variant of the Sanskrit name for boys means “protector of Delhi,” referring to the northern Indian city, which itself means “threshold.” Several Indian kings bore this name, which is used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.

34. Dinesh. Meaning simply “day lord” in Sanskrit, this modern Indian boy’s name (originally spelled Dinesha) can be found in ancient Hindu texts, used as the name for the sun. It’s common among speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, and Sinhalese.

35. Harish. This could be quite a funny Indian name for you little boy as it means “lord of monkeys” in Sanskrit. Originally spelled as Harisha, it’s often used as an epithet for the Hindu god Vishnu. It’s frequently used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.

36. Kumar. Derived from the Sanskrit word kumala, this modern Indian baby boys’ name means “boy” or “son,” and it can be an epithet for both the Hindu gods Agni (fire god) and Skanda (war god). The name is used in the Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Nepali languages.

37. Lakshman. You’ll love this Indian name for your little boy as it means “having lucky marks” in Sanskrit. Think of it as the Hindu version of the name Lucky. Originally spelled Lakshmana, the name appears in the Hindu epic the Ramayana, in which Lakshman accompanies the hero Rama into exile.

38. Prabhakar. Another Indian name for boys with a very appealing meaning, “light maker,” is Prabhakara, whose modern and stylish form loses the last letter. This boys’ name is also used in ancient Hindu texts to represent the sun. A renowned Hindu scholar also bore this name. You’ll find the name among Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, and Hindi speakers.

39. Shankar. Combining the Sanskrit words sham, meaning “auspicious, lucky” and kara, meaning “maker,” this Indian boy’s name is another good choice for setting your little boy up with lots of luck. The boys’ name is used as an epithet for the Hindu god Shiva and was borne by a ninth-century Indian religious philosopher. The name is common among Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, and Nepali speakers.

40. Vikram. Meaning “stride,” “pace,” or “valour,” this Sanskrit name is used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada. It’s the modern form of Vikrama, an epithet of the Hindu god Vishnu. If you want a Western-sounding version of this name, try Viktor or Victor, literally meaning “victor.” This is also a popular Spanish boys’ name.

More Modern Indian Boy Names

Here are even more modern Indian and Hindu baby boy names to choose from.

41.ArunHindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi, ThaiReddish brown, dawn
42.BalaramOdia, Bengali, Hindi, NepaliStrength, might + Hindu god Rama
43.BrijeshHindi, Gujarati, MarathiRuler of Brij (a region associated with the Hindu god Krishna)
44.DushyantHindiDestroyer of evil
45.GautamHindi, Marathi, BengaliThe best ox
46.JagannathHindiMaster of the world
47.KalidasHindiServant of the Hindu goddess Kali
48.MahavirHindiGreat hero
49.SundarHindi, TamilBeautiful
50.VasantMarathi, GujaratiBrilliant, spring



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Unique Indian Boy Names

The Indian boys’ names listed here not only have interesting sounds but also have unique meanings. Choose from among this list if you're searching for a unique boys’ name for your one-of-a-kind little guy.

51. Dharma. This Indian boys’ name has a very stoic meaning of “law,” “duty,” or “virtue.” If you wish all these things for your son, choose this name, which is common among speakers of Hindi, Telugu, and Nepali.

52. Jayesh. Combining two Sanskrit words jaya and isha, this Indian name means “lord of victory,” a unique and powerful meaning for your little boy. The name is often used by Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati speakers.

53. Kartik. This is the Sanskrit name for the constellation of Pleiades, which is also in the constellation of Taurus. If your son is born under that astrological sign, you might like to choose this unique Indian boys’ name.

54. Mitra. In Sanskrit, this name means “friend,” and it’s used by speakers of Hindi. it’s also the name of the Hindu god of friendship who is mentioned in the Rigveda, an ancient collection of Sanskrit hymns.

55. Pravin. Used by speakers of Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam, this name of Sanskrit origins means “skilled,” a great choice for a little boy who will be skilled at whatever he chooses to do in life.

56. Rashmi. A new little baby brings light into your life, so why not choose a unique Indian boys’ name with that exact meaning, “ray of sunlight”?

57. Sampath. Among your wishes for your new baby boy may be “success” and “wealth,” the exact meanings of this name used in the Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Sinhalese languages.

58. Shakti. This name can be considered unisex since in Hinduism it’s often used to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva, sometimes referred to as Parvati. The name means “power” in Sanskrit.

59. Sikandar. If you’re looking for a Western-sounding Indian boys’ name for your baby, you may like this Urdu and Pashto form of the name Alexander.

60. Vishal. Meaning “wide, broad, spacious,” this name of Sanskrit origin is used in many parts of India and elsewhere by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali.

More Unique Indian Boy Names

We can’t just leave you with 10 options for unique Indian boy names, so here are 10 more for you to consider:

61.AsimHindi, BengaliBoundless, limitless
63.DhavalMarathi, GujaratiDazzling white
64.NilamHindi, MarathiDark blue, sapphire
65.RamachandraKannada, Telugu, TamilHindu god Rama + moon
66.SharmaHindiProtection, comfort, joy
67.SrinivasTelugu, Kannada, TamilThe abode of the Hindu goddess Shri
68.SwapnilMarathi, HindiSleep, dream
69.TusharHindi, Marathi, Bengali, GujaratiCold, frost, snow


Cool Indian Boy Names

The “it” factor can't be overlooked when it comes to choosing a name for your little guy. So, if you're looking for a cool Indian boys’ name, you can look at this list and consider choosing any of these stylish monikers, which all capture coolness in their meanings as well as in their melodic sounds.

71. Arjun. In Sanskrit, this name means “white, clear.” In Ancient Hindu texts, Arjuna (the old-fashioned spelling) is a hero, the son of the god Indra and Princess Kunti. You’ll find the Indian boys’ name quite popular as it’s used in the Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, and Nepali languages.

72. Ashok. Originally spelled Ashoka, this name means “without sorrow” in Sanskrit. With this cool Indian boys’ name, you can almost guarantee your son will be joyous! The modern spelling of the name is used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Nepali.

73. Bharat. Bharata (the original spelling of the name) is an epithet for the Hindu god of fire, Agni, another name also on this list. In Sanskrit, this cool Indian boys’ name means “being maintained.” An interesting fact: Bharat is the official name of the country of India in various Indian languages.

74. Murugan. This Tamil name possibly comes from a Dravidian word meaning “youth.” It’s also used by the Tamil war god who is on par with the Hindu god Skanda.

75. Nikhil. In Sanskrit, this name has a very wholesome meaning, “whole, entire.” It’s used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil. Nikhil is also similar to the English name, Nicholas, meaning “victory of the people.” And if you enjoy Italian boy names, you might like the short form, Nico.

76. Kapil. Originally spelled Kapila, the name means “reddish brown” in Sanskrit and derives from the word for monkey. In the Mahabharata, one of the Hindu epics, Kapila is the name of a sage.

77. Ravi. meaning “sun” in Sanskrit, the boys’ name Ravi is also used by the Hindu god of the sun. A famous modern bearer of this name was musician Ravi Shankar.

78. Sanjay. Another name that appears in the Mahabharata is Sanjaya, which means “triumphant.” The modern name Sanjay is used in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Nepali.

79. Shahjahan. This Urdu name is well known because it was the name of the seventeenth-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal in India. This cool Indian name means “king of the world,” the perfect moniker for your little boy.

80. Viraj. Originally spelled Viraja, this Sanskrit name means “ruling” or “sovereign.” It was also the name of one of the Hindu god Brahma’s children. We’re sure that your little boy will be the sovereign of your heart!

More Cool Indian Boy Names

Let’s keep the coolness going with 10 more cool Indian boys’ names:

81.AnikHindi, BengaliSplendour
82.DhananjayHindi, MarathiWinning wealth
83.KiranHindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, UrduDust, thread, sunbeam
84.MadhukarHindi, MarathiBee, honey-maker
85.NitinHindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, KannadaGuidance, moral conduct
86.RoshanPersian, Hindi, Marathi, NepaliLight, bright
88.SumanBengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, NepaliWell-disposed, good mind
89.SumitHindi, Marathi, Bengali, PunjabiWell-measured
90.VipulMarathi, Gujarati, HindiLarge, extensive, plenty


Cute Indian Boy Names

What constitutes a cute name? Well, it can sound sweet, or it could have an adorable meaning—or a bit of both. So, here are some cute Indian boys’ names for you to peruse.

91. Ankur. This Indian boys’ name simply means “sapling, sprout, shoot” in Sanskrit. What could be cuter than that?

92. Kishor. If you’re a lover of horses, you may like this Indian name for your little boy since it means “colt,” the name for a male baby horse.

93. Raghu. Meaning “swift” in Sanskrit, this boys’ name appears in the Hindu epics as the great-grandfather of Rama. It was also the name of the Buddha’s son.

94. Rajiv. This cute Indian boys’ name means “striped” in Sanskrit. It refers to the blue lotus mentioned in ancient Hindu texts. The name is used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Nepali. Alternate spellings of the name include Rajeev and Rajib (Bengali).

95. Rishi. If you think your little boy is a wise, little sage, you may like this name of Sanskrit origin, which means “sage” or “poet.”

96. Rohit. This cute Indian boys’ name not only sounds adorable, but it also has the sweet meaning of “red.” It’s used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, and Nepali.

97. Sachin. This adorable Indian boy’s name simply means “true” or “real.” It’s also the name of Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar.

98. Singh. This name, used by those who follow Sikhism, means “lion.” It’s most often used as a middle name for boys.

99. Sunil. Combining the Sanskrit words su and nila, this cute Indian boy’s name means “very dark blue.” You may like this name if dark blue is one of your favourite colours.

100. Surya. Known as the Hindu god of the sun, Surya is also used as a name for the sun. It’s used by speakers of Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, and Indonesian.

More Cute Indian Boy Names

And here are 10 more cute Indian boy names to think about:

101.AnupHindi, Marathi, Bengali, MalayalamWatery, place near the water, lagoon
102.ChetanHindi, Marathi, Gujarati, KannadaVisible, conscious, soul
104.FaridUrduUnique, precious
105.LalHindi, NepaliBoy
106.MadhuHindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, TeluguSweet, honey
107.ManiKannada, Malayalam, Telugu, TamilJewel
108.ManuHindi, KannadaThinking, wise
109.MukulHindiBud, blossom
110.VipinHindi, Marathi, MalayalamForest


Short Indian Boy Names

Short boy names are a great idea if you’re looking for something punchy and sweet in one or two syllables. These short Indian boy names achieve just that!

111. Arya. If you’re looking at unisex baby names for your new baby, you may like Arya, which has Persian roots and means “noble.” It’s used by speakers of Hindi and Malayalam.

112. Ayan. In Sanskrit, this boy’s name means “road, path, procession.” It’s common among Bengali speakers.

113. Deep. This is an alternate spelling of the Indian boy’s name Dip, the masculine form of the female name Dipa, which means “light” or “lamp” in Sanskrit. The name is used by Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, and Punjabi speakers.

114. Dev. This short Indian boys’ name simply means “god,” derived from the Sanskrit word deva.

115. Gul. Of Persian origin, this Indian boy’s name means “flower” or “rose” in Urdu and Pashto.

116. Hari. With variant meanings like “brown, yellow, tawny” and “monkey,” “horse,” or “lion,” feel free to choose the one you prefer. This name of Sanskrit origin is an epithet for the Hindu god Vishna and sometimes for the god Krishna. It’s commonly used among Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Nepali speakers.

117. Harsh. Harsha was a seventh-century emperor of northern India. This variant spelling of the boy’s name is used by Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati speakers in northern India.

118. Indra. Indra is the Hindu warrior god of rain and sky, which is fitting since this name means “possessing drops of rain” in Sanskrit. What a beautiful image to picture every time you call your son by name. Not to mention that baby boy names beginning with the letter I are unique.

119. Jay. Mostly used in northern India, this Hindu boys’ name derives from the Sanskrit word jaya, which means “victory.” Jaya is also used as an epithet for the Hindu goddess Durga. This Western-sounding Indian baby boy’s name is used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati.

120. Sher. Of Persian origin, this boy’s name simply means “lion” in Urdu and Pashto. A ferocious meaning indeed! A famous bearer of the name was the sixteenth-century Mughal ruler.

More Short Indian Boy Names

Here are 10 more short Indian boy names for you to consider:

121.HiraUrdu, Nepali, Punjabi, Gujarati, HindiDiamond
122.KaviHindiWise man, sage, poet
123.KhanUrdu, PashtoKing, ruler
125.PremHindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, NepaliLove, affection
126.SreeTelugu, TamilDiffusing light, radiance, beauty
127.SyedUrdu, Punjabi, BengaliLord, master
128.VasuKannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, HindiBright, excellent
129.VivekHindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, BengaliWisdom, distinction, discrimination
130.YashHindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, KannadaFame, praise, glory


Powerful Indian Boy Names

Powerful boy names can capture all the ambitious deeds you’d like for your little guy to achieve in this world. Here are some powerful and masculine Indian boy names that may appeal to you:

131. Abhay. If you’d like to imbue your son with fearlessness, choose this name of Sanskrit origin. It means “fearless” and is used by Hindi and Marathi speakers.

132. Abhijit. In Sanskrit the star Vega is called Abhijit, which means “victorious.” You may like this name if you’re into astronomy. This Indian boy’s name is commonly used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali.

133. Abrar. This boys’ name of Arabic origin means “virtuous.” Although the name is considered feminine in the Arab world, Urdu speakers in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh use the name for boys.

134. Agni. In Sanskrit, Agni means “fire.” It’s also the name of the Hindu god of fire who is typically shown with red skin, three legs, seven arms, and two faces.

135. Ajay. This Western-sounding Indian boy’s name (easy to pronounce as AJ) could make a great option for your baby. Meaning “unconquered” in Sanskrit, the name is used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil.

136. Anish. This Indian boys’ name has three meanings in Sanskrit, “supreme,” “paramount,” and “without a ruler.” If you’d like your son to be unlimited in life, choose this name.

137. Balwinder. This Sikh boys’ name has a strong and royal vibe and is derived from the Sanskrit word bala, which means “strength, might,” combined with the name of the Hindu god Indra.

138. Durai. This Tamil boy’s name simply means “chief, leader.” Choose this name for your son if your intuition tells you he was born to lead!

139. Jaya. This Indian name is traditionally unisex in that in northern India it’s used for girls, but in southern India, it’s used for boys or girls. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word for victory. It’s commonly used as an epithet for the Hindu goddess Durga. It’s used by Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu speakers.

140. Rajesh. This Indian boys’ name combines two Sanskrit words, raja and isha, to mean “ruler of kings.” It’s used by speakers of Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Nepali. The name has lately been popularised by a character in the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory.

More Powerful Indian Boy Names

Powerful in sound and/or in meaning, these masculine Indian boy names connote determination and ambition.

142.DevarajKannadaKing of gods
143.JahangirPersian, UrduWorld conqueror
144.JayantaAssamese, Bengali, HinduVictorious
145.RajendraHindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, NepaliLord of kings
146.RanaPunjabi, Urdu, BengaliKing
147.SanjitHindi, BengaliComplete victory
148.SarveshHindi, MarathiRuler of all
149.SujayBengali, MarathiGreat victory
150.VijayHindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, PunjabiVictory


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The Bottom Line

Whether you like the allure of Eastern names or you have Indian heritage, you may likely be able to assemble a strong shortlist of Indian baby names for your boy from this epic list. If not, there are plenty of other cultures you could look to for inspiration. Why not peruse our extensive baby name articles on Japanese boy names, Korean boy names, or Chinese boy names?

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