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Lakshmi, Laxmi

Lakshmi, Laxmi | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Sanskrit लक्ष्मीKannada: ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀMalayalam: ലക്ഷ്മിMarathi/Hindi: लक्ष्मीOdia: ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀTamil: லட்சுமிTelugu: లక్ష్మిMeaning: "to perceive, observe, know, understand' and 'goal, aim, objective."Gender: feminineLUCK-shmee The name is derived from the Sanskrit lakṣ (लक्ष्) and lakṣa (लक्ष), meaning "to perceive, observe, know, understand' and 'goal, aim, objective." It is borne in Hinduism by the supreme goddess, wife of Vishnu, who is…
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Karma –

Karma – | Name News | Scoop.it
Karma is the name of a concept or belief in several Eastern religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism) in which the sum actions of an individual determines their next life. If a person has done good deeds in their life, they can expect good things to happen in their next one, and vice versa with bad…
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136 Indian Baby Boy and Girl Names for Your Little Beta

136 Indian Baby Boy and Girl Names for Your Little Beta | Name News | Scoop.it
With so many languages, cultures, and traditions, India might be home to more names than anywhere else in the world. These Indian baby girl names and baby boy names will ensure that your little beta has a name that's as unique and beautiful as they are.
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Esha Deol Reveals Why She Named Her Second Daughter, Miraya And Its Connection With Name, Radhya

Esha Deol Reveals Why She Named Her Second Daughter, Miraya And Its Connection With Name, Radhya | Name News | Scoop.it
Revealing how her second daughter, Miraya’s name is connected to their firstborn, Radhya’s name, Esha stated, “When Lord Krishna worships Radha, it’s called Radhya, while Miraya means a devotee of Lord Krishna. Both the girls have that in common and I love how Radhya and Miraya sound together.
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A Baby Naming Event Is An Occasion To Welcome A Newborn

A Baby Naming Event Is An Occasion To Welcome A Newborn | Name News | Scoop.it
Hindus hold the namkarna, or naming ceremony, to bless a newborn with prayers and good wishes from family and friends, in an age-old tradition.
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Name Musings: July 2018

Name Musings: July 2018 | Name News | Scoop.it
Heat wave! I hope you've been enjoying the sunshine of July. Here are some of the names that have caught my notice this month: Vaiana Thanks to a tip of from Clare via her Name News page, this July I discovered that, in most of the rest of Europe
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Baby Names Inspaired by Hindu Festival Diwali

Baby Names Inspaired by Hindu Festival Diwali | Name News | Scoop.it
We bring a comprehensive list of baby names which are inspired by Deepawali or Diwali. Find names that mean light, Lakshmi and wealth for boys & girls.
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Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating!

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Tara: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain

Tara: Baby Name of the Day - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
Tara was an Irish choice boosted by a novel of the American South, but her global connections take her far from Dublin or Atlanta.
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20 Unique Baby Names from Hindu Mythology

20 Unique Baby Names from Hindu Mythology | Name News | Scoop.it
Sometimes 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 mythology to pick the perfect name for your munchkin.
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Ahilawati, Chitrasena or Puru? 10 cool names from the 'Mahabharata' that should make a comeback

Ahilawati, Chitrasena or Puru? 10 cool names from the 'Mahabharata' that should make a comeback | Name News | Scoop.it
While Arjun, Karan and Abhimanyu come across as oh-so-common names, how many are keen on naming their kids Parikshit, Dhrishtadyumna or Yagyasaini?
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Here's a headline I don't see every day.  I feel slightly less ignorant (although still shamefully ignorant) about characters in the Mahabharata.


Speaking of which, a big hello and namaste to my reader(s?) in India who turn up in the site stats every week.  Long-distance wave!

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The People's Choice of Girls Names – 2

The People's Choice of Girls Names – 2 | Name News | Scoop.it
Here are ten names for girls which have been often searched for to reach my blog. I chose names that aren't in the Top 100, and come from a range of origins. Anouk Dutch and French short form of An...
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Quite a multi-cultural feast, including Piata, Soraya, Blythe, and more.

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Vijay –

Vijay – | Name News | Scoop.it
Vijay is an Indian male name, a modern form of Vijaya, a unisex name meaning "victory". In Hindu mythology, Vijaya is the name of a grandson of Indra (the Hindu god of war and the heavens) as well as another name for the goddess Durga. In the Mahabharata, Vijaya is the name of a bow belonging to the great warrior Karna, a…
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50 popular Hindu baby boy names of 2019

50 popular Hindu baby boy names of 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Hindu Baby Names For Boys: Are you still looking for names for your baby boy? Check this list of some of the latest Hindu baby boy names and their meanings.
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50 Hindu baby girl names of 2019

50 Hindu baby girl names of 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Hindu baby girl names, baby girl names, girl names: Here are 50 Hindu baby names for your little daughter to choose from along with their meanings. Discuss with your partner and family members and select the most suitable name.
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Miracle birth: Baby born on boat as Brahmaputra rages - India News

Miracle birth: Baby born on boat as Brahmaputra rages - India News | Name News | Scoop.it
I have decided to name my child Krishna because he was born in the floods in the middle of the river, Rumi Pathori said.
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Dubai expat's wife explains newborn Modi's change to a Muslim name

Dubai expat's wife explains newborn Modi's change to a Muslim name | Name News | Scoop.it
the child's mother Mehnaz Begum said she cowed down under pressure from her relatives and neighbours, who were upset that she kept a Hindu name for the Muslim boy.
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Indra –

Indra – | Name News | Scoop.it
Indra is the name of a Hindu god of war and the heavens, bringer of rain and wielding thunderbolts, and the king of the gods. Although the etymology behind the name is uncertain, I've seen many sites claim it as "possessing drops of rain" composed from Sanskrit indu (drop; juice, Soma) and ra (acquiring, possessing), a meaning which…
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Adya, Aadhya

Adya, Aadhya | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Sanskrit Meaning: "First, primitive, being at the beginning, original power." Gender: Feminine Pronunciation: ODD-yah The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word आदया (adya) meaning, "First, primitive, being at the beginning." It is also another name used for the goddess Shakti. The name first appeared in the U.S. Top 1000 females under the form of…
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Hindu Boy Names Inspired by Lord Krishna

Hindu Boy Names Inspired by Lord Krishna | Name News | Scoop.it
Lord Krishna is known by different names. Here is a list of boy names meaning Lord Krishna, Hindu modern boy baby names meaning Krishna. Select best one.
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Hindu baby name ideas

Hindu baby name ideas | Name News | Scoop.it
Will your baby have a Hindu name?

Many Hindu names are associated with gods and goddesses, or with divine qualities. Names that represent strong character traits, mythological figures, aspects of aspects of nature, and celestial objects are also popular.
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20 Indian Baby Boy Names Inspired by Lord Krishna

20 Indian Baby Boy Names Inspired by Lord Krishna | Name News | Scoop.it
Krishna, the eighth son of Devki and Vasudev, is known to be kind, magnanimous, merciful, brave and playful. No wonder then that many moms would want their little boys to be just like the Lord who loved makhan. Lord Krishna was given a number of...
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Global Indian Names For Baby Boy: 2014 Trend List

Global Indian Names For Baby Boy: 2014 Trend List | Name News | Scoop.it
Indian names for your baby boy need to be such that people all around the world can pronounce them. Here are some modern Indian names for your baby boy...
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Scoop.it's analytics tell me that there is someone (or several someones) who regularly visit this page from India.  To them: hello and thank you!


Wherever you're from, have some names: Neil/Neel, Ishaan, Rudra, Abhra, Arin, Rishit/Rishi/Rishab, Jishu, Angad, Adil, and Amber.


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Baby Name Pondering: Brahminy

Baby Name Pondering: Brahminy | Name News | Scoop.it

" It's airy and light yet feels grounded and substantial - what do you think, does Brahminy have the makings of a great name?"

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