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Baby Boy Roberts T_________i

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Hi Swistle, Big time nerd fan of your blog here. I’ve been reading every post religiously for years, and when I initially found your website I went back and read all the archives too! The time has …
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Himani

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Photo by Julia Volk on Pexels.com Origin: Sanskrit/Hindi हिमानीBengali: হিমানীMeaning: "mass of collection of snow; snow drift."Gender: femininePron: HEE-mah-NEE The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word हिमानी meaning, "a mass of collection of snow; snow dirft." Sources Himani, Himānī: 7 definitions (wisdomlib.org)User-submitted name Himani - Behind the Namehttps://spokensanskrit.org
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Nishka

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Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Origin: Sanskrit निष्कGender: femininePronunciation: NISH-kah The name is derived from the Sanskrit निष्क (niska), which essentially means "gold coin," "gold vessel" or "a gold pendant." It can refer to a unit of measurement, which is the weight of gold equal to 18 or 15 Suvarṇas or karsa. It is…
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Jashan

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Photo by Abby Kihano on Pexels.com Origin: Hindi जशनMeaning: "festivities."Gender: masculinePronunciation: JAH-shahn The name comes directly from the Hindi word जशन meaning, "festivities." Sources Jashan - Meaning in hindi - Shabdkosh English Hindi DictionaryJashan - meaning | Baby Name Jashan meaning and Horoscope (moonastro.com)
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Vyom

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Origin: Hindi, Sanskrit व्योमMeaning: "space; ether; firmament; heavens; sky."Gender: masculinePronunciation: VYOOM The name comes directly from the Hindi word व्योम (vyom), which means, "space, ether, firmament, sky; heavens." It is ultimately linked to the Sanskrit व्योमन् (vyoman) of the same meaning. Sources https://www.nameslist.org/meaning/baby-name-Vyomhttps://spokensanskrit.org/https://www.shabdkosh.com/s
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Ajay

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Photo by Mohsin khan on Pexels.com Origin: SanskritBengali: অজয়Devangari: अजयGujarati: અજયHindi/Marathi: अजयKannada: ಅಜಯ್Malayalam: അജയ്Tamil: அஜய்Telugu: అజయ్Meaning: "invincible; unconquerable."Gender: masculinePronunciation: uh-JYE The name is from the Sanskrit a अ (not) & jaya जय (victory). The name appeared in the British Top 500 Male Names between 1996-2011, and peaked at #300 in 2003. Other forms Ajai and…
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Hansa

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Hamsa talking to Damayanti by Raja Ravi Varma The name can have a few origins and meanings. It is primarily an Indian name that comes from the Sanskrit हंस (hamsa), which originally referred to an aquatic bird of passage. The hamsa is described as a mythical bird with knowledge in the Rig Veda and also as the…
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Arhan, Arhana

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Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com Arhana is a Sanskrit female name that comes directly from the Sanskrit noun अर्हण (arhana) meaning, "honour; worship; respect." It's masculine form is Arhan, which is sometimes transliterated as Arhaan. Sources https://www.nameslist.org/meaning/baby-name-Arhanahttps://spokensanskrit.org/i
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Khushi

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Photo by DreamLens Production on Pexels.com Origin: Persian, Hindi خوشی ख़ुशीMeaning: "joy; happiness; mirth; delight."Gender: femininePronunciation: (KUSH-shee) The name is from the Hindi word ख़ुशी which means "joy; delight; mirth; happiness." It is a borrowing from the Persian word خوشی of the same meaning. Another transliteration is Kushi. Sources https://www.behindthename.com/name/khushihttp://hindi-english.org/https://www.babycenter.in/babyname/1155239/khushi#:~:text=Save%20to%20list,an%20Indian%20word%20meaning%20%27happy%27https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustani_etymology
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Lavanya

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Photo by QAISER AZIM on Pexels.com Origin: Sanskrit/Hindi लावण्यTelugu: లావణ్యాTamil: லாவண்யாMeaning: "grace; beauty; charm; loveliness."Gender: femininePronunciation: (LAH-vun-yah) The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word meaning, "grace; beauty; charm; loveliness." Sources https://spokensanskrit.org/https://www.behindthename.com/name/lavanya
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Baby Names at

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Very active in the comments section, Mindy shared that her daughter Katherine, who also goes by Kit, has the middle name Swati in honor of Mindy’s late mother. “It’s my mom’s name. It’s gorgeous and meaningful.” Spencer’s middle name, Avu, means “Gift of God” and is also the name of Mindy’s father.

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Baby Name Kamala: Meaningful and Strong

Baby Name Kamala: Meaningful and Strong | Name News | Scoop.it
The baby name Kamala could be a hero name - both for the history-making political candidate, as well as Ms. Marvel.
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Priti, Pritika

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Pexels.comPhoto by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com Origin: Sanskrit प्रीतिAssamese/Bengali: প্রীতিHindi/Marathi/Maithili/Nepali/Sanskrit: प्रीति, प्रीतीGujurati: પ્રીતિKannada: ಪ್ರೀತಿMalayalam: പ്രീതിPunjabi: ਪ੍ਰੀਤੀWestern Punjabi: پریتیTamil: பிரீத்திTelugu: ప్రీతిMeaning: "love; joy; kindness; pleasure; favor; affection; sweetheart."Gender: femininePronunciation: (PREE-tee; PREE-tee-kah) The name is derived from the Sanskrit प्रीति (prīti), which means, "love; joy; kindness; pleasure; favor;…

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Was Kamala Harris Named After an Actress? –

Was Kamala Harris Named After an Actress? – | Name News | Scoop.it
With the presidential inauguration just two days away, now is a good time to take a closer look at the baby name Kamala. Most Americans already know that Kamala Devi Harris’ first name is pro…
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Mishika

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Origin: Sanskrit मिषिकाMeaning: "spikenard; Nardostachys Jatamansi."Gender: femininePron: (MEE-shee-kah) The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word for the plant Nardostachys Jatamansi, known as "spikenard," a plant endemic to the Himalayas. Sources Mishika, Miṣikā: 2 definitions (wisdomlib.org)Mishika: name meaning and origin - BabyCenter IndiaNardostachys jatamansi - Wikipedia
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Teg, Tegh

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Photo by Artem Podrez on Pexels.com Origin: Hindi, PunjabiGurmukhi: ਤੇਗHindi: तेगMeaning: "sword."Gender: unisex(TAYG) The name comes directly from the Hindi/Punjabi word meaning, "sword." It is a unisex name, primarily used among Sikhs. Sources Sikh Names: Teg, Teghteg - Meaning in hindi - Shabdkosh English Hindi DictionaryPunjabi(Gurmukhi,Shahmukhi) to English Dictionary:: RCPLT Punjabi University, Patiala (learnpunjabi.org)
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Vihana

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Origin: Sanskrit विहानाMeaning: "dawn; early morning."Gender: feminine(vee-HAH-nah) The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word विहान (vihana) meaning, "dawn; early morning." Sources Sanskrit Dictionary for Spoken SanskritVihana, Vihāna: 2 definitions (wisdomlib.org)विहाना  | Vihana Name Meaning in Hindi, Latest Indian Baby Girl Names Rashi, Nakshatra, Numberology (kidpaw.com)
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Dhyana, Dhyani, Dhyan

Dhyana, Dhyani, Dhyan | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by Rodolfo Clix on Pexels.com Dhyana & Dhyani are unisex (pronounced TAH-nah & TAH-nee), ultimately derived from the Sanskrit ध्यान and meaning "meditation; attention." Both concepts are applied in Buddhism and Hinduism. An exclusive masculine form is Dhyan. Sources https://www.nameslist.org/meaning/baby-name-Dhyanihttps://www.nameslist.org/meaning/baby-name-Dhyanahttps://www.nameslist.org/meaning/baby-name-Dhyanhttps://www.shabdkosh.com/
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Gauri

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Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi गौरीMeaning: "fair; light-skinned; white; brilliant."Gender: femininePronunciation: GORE-ee The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word meaning "fair; light-skinned; white; brilliant." In Hinduism, this is an epithet for the goddess Parvati in her Mahagauri form. The Kannada and Tamil form is Gowri கௌரி (Tamil) & ಗೌರಿ (Kannada). Gauri can also be a…
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Anil, Anila

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Photo by Jan Koetsier on Pexels.com Anila is from the Sanskrit आनिल (wind), in Hinduism it is an epithet for the wind God, Vayu. In contemporary India, both names are unisex. Anıl is a Turkish unisex name meaning "the memory; to be remembered," in Turkish. Anil is also a popular Albanian & Bosnian male name,…
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Kayal

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Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com The name is a feminine Indian name that sounds identical to the male English surname & given-name, Kyle. It can either be derived from the Hindi "कायल (convinced) or the Tamil கயல் which is the name of a species of fish endemic to the Indian subcontinent, known under the scientific…
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Lakshmi, Laxmi

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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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Mishta, Mishti

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Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com Origin: Sanskrit, Marathi मिष्टMeaning: "sweet; sweetmeat; dainty; savory."Gender: femininePronunciation: MEESH-tah; MEESH-tee Both names are derived from the Sanskrit मिष्ट meaning "sweet; savory; dainty" and can also refer to a type of sweetmeat. Mishti is the name of a character on the Australian soap series, Neighbors and is borne by…
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Duana Names: Talk Us Into Something

Duana Names: Talk Us Into Something | Name News | Scoop.it
I have this suspicion that in fact you just like Rami better than Ravi, and that’s 100% fine!
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Siddhi

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Ganesha with consorts Riddhi and Siddhi, Painting titled "Riddhi Siddhi" by Raja Ravi Varma (1848–1906) Origin: Sanskrit सिद्धिMarathi: सिद्धिMeaning: "perfection, attainment, completion; accomplishment; success."Gender: femininePronunciation: SID-dee; SIT-tee (depending on language & dialect) The name comes from the Sanskrit noun सिद्धि (siddhi), meaning "perfection, attainment, accomplishment," which is a concept that refers to the attainment of…
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