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You’ve just found out that you are pregnant. Congratulations! Now comes choosing all sorts of fun stuff! You get to choose how you decorate the nursery, what kind of gear that you will want, and of course, you get to choose your child’s name! That is probably one of the most exciting parts about having a baby, is naming them! But with certain names becoming more and more common and climbing the baby name charts, why not go with something different? We’ve got 22 uncommon Indian baby names for you to peruse through! Going with something unique and different is fun and exciting!
Indian names are profound and interesting. Not to mention, filled with history, gods and goddesses. You will also find names inspired by nature, animals, temples, astronomy and so much more! There are so many amazing names out there to choose from! It sure can be hard to choose! But there are some really unique names out there, with really cool meanings! We know that naming your baby is a big decision. That's why we're here to help you out! We have compiled a list of some of the best (and uncommon) Indian names. Perhaps you can find some inspiration here!
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This beauty of a name is of feminine nature. It means “soothing light.” We think that truer words were never spoken about a child. What are they but our light in the times of darkness? A true giver of light, the name Bhavanjot is a lovely name for a little girl. It is certainly unique and different, as well as a name that we have definitely not heard before. She will bring light and happiness wherever she may go! We think this is one name that is sure to invoke hope and inspire not just little Bhavanjot, but her whole family.
Aanandaprakash is a name that means “wild wind.” This name is typically reserved for little boys, it is a name that is wonderful for your little wild one! Isn’t this the perfect description for a little child, though? Wild wind. They have boundless amounts of energy and are always on the go! With Aanandaprakash, you can come up with plenty of nicknames, like Kash and even Andy if you really like it. There are many possibilities with this awesome name! We think this is one name that is pretty cute for a little boy, wild as the rolling wind.
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This masculine name translates to “welcome rain.” How lovely is that? This beautiful nature-inspired name reminds us not to take things for granted. Sometimes the farmers had to wait a long, long time for rain to come to water their crops. There are times that we have to wait for things a long time, though it may not be rain, it may be something else that is personal to us. This could make the perfect name for a rainbow baby. Barsaat is a sweet, but strong name, and we personally love it! It is genuinely a wonderful name for your bouncing baby boy!
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This sweet name is feminine in nature. It translates into “blazing.” She will be born with a fire in her soul. How amazing does that sound? She will grow into a fierce and independent person, with a blazingly beautiful personality to boot. This name is so unique and very different, and that is why it made this list. So, if you are looking for something that is cute but has weight behind it, this is the name for your daughter.That is what we love about it! We think that it is a pretty adorable name for a little girl.
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Ekavir is a name that means “bravest of the brave.” Masculine in nature, this baby name is perfect for your little knight in shining armor. We have no doubt that he will grow up to be mighty, strong and brave, just like his name means. There are countless ways to pair this name with other names, too. You could go with Ekavir, with Ekram as a middle name. Ekram means honor, so it would definitely coordinate with the meaning of Ekavir! We love this name because there is just so much possibility to it! If you’re searching for a strong name for a little boy, you’ve found it!
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This typically feminine name means “twinkle.” Just as your daughter will always be the twinkle in you and your partner’s eyes. This name works well if you are looking for something that you do not hear on the everyday. Imagine singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to her! What fun it will surely be! As she grows older, she too, will love and embrace her name. It evokes images of a twinkling star, burning bright, high in the night sky, no matter what, never dimming. This is definitely one sweetheart of a name that has a lovely meaning to it.
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Anil is a name that means “purest.” A masculine name, it is perfect for your little boy, who will surely be perfect and pure in every single way. He will go on to do great things in his lifetime. Anil is a name that conveys authenticity and joy all around. Having a baby is a magical and pure experience, and this name will infuse that feeling into your child’s life. This name is also a perfect reminder that even though sometimes children may act up (as they will do), they are still the purest little souls, deep down at heart.
This commonly feminine name means “moon.” What we love about this name is that it is inspired by astrology. It is the study of the stars and the moon, the galaxies and beyond. We look up to the moon at night, with it’s light shining down upon us. It is such a lovely name for your little girl. It makes us think of the saying, “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” She will be glowing and bright, a brilliant spot within the darkness of the night. Saashi is a captivating name, and we just adore it!
This uniquely different name is feminine in nature. It means “destroyer of tyranny.” So, needless to say, this name is a pretty darn awesome one, if we do say so ourselves. Your little girl will be so fierce and mighty with a name like this one! Plus, who wouldn’t like the nickname Zaba? That has to be one of the coolest nickname that we have heard in quite awhile. We’d be willing to bet that little Zabartorh will grow up having a lot of fight in her, and fighting for what is right, given what her name means.
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This powerfully strong and mighty name means “destroyer of dangers.” Typically a masculine name, Syamantaka is a name that will stand out among the crowd. He is not going to let anyone or anything stand in the way of him achieving his hopes and dreams. His name conveys a “take charge” kind of attitude that will stay with him all of his life. Just think about it, your son, the “destroyer of dangers”! It almost sounds like a superhero! That seems pretty neat to us! This name is anything but ordinary, and that is why we love it so much!
This feminine name is just the absolute cutest! It means “imagination.” Children are so incredible and just so full of wonder. They are also full of imagination. They love pretend play and coloring, imaginary friends, laughing and giggling. The innocence of childhood is sweet. The name Vabna conveys a world of wonders, ingenuity and imagination through its meaning. You can be sure that she will always be coming up with new ideas and breaking boundaries with her beautiful mind! In the words of the great Willy Wonka: “Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination.”
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Could there possibly be anything more lovely than a sunrise? Standing by your window with a cup of coffee, watching it rise over the horizon. What a beautiful way to start the day. That is exactly what the name Larar translates to, is “sunrise.” This is typically a masculine name, given to little boys. A name such as this one is nature-inspired, and we totally love it! There is a saying that goes “Mothers of boys are up from son-rise to son-set.” So, little Larar will be both your sunrise and your “son-rise!” We think this is such a sweet name for a little boy.
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This absolutely gorgeous name means “little gem.” A feminine name, it is usually given to little girls. Of course, what exactly are our little girls? They are our “little gems.” The sparkle in our eye’s. They light up the room wherever they go with their beauty, radiance and their smiles. It is a beautiful name, with an even more beautiful meaning. Just think of the birthday parties you could have! Choose a different gem for the theme each year! How fun would that be? You can be sure that little Chinnamani will shine, wherever she may go in life!
This quite different name is usually for little boys. The name itself means “friend of God.” It is an absolutely lovely sentiment. Your little boy is sure to follow a noble path in life. There are also a number of nicknames that could go with this name, too. Sy, Russ, or whatever you may think of! This is such a cute name for a little boy. It is unique, that is one thing that is for sure. We sure think that this name is great for any little boy, and he will definitely do some great things in his lifetime.
If you have a favorite season, and that season is summer, then this is the baby name that you have been looking for all along. Oshma, a feminine name, means “summer season.” Just think how beautiful summer seasons really truly are. You have the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and everything is positively glowing! It is truly one of the most beautiful of the four seasons. We can foresee many trips to the beach in the future! Your little one will be one summer loving sweet little girl! We are just loving this fun nature-inspired name!
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This name really is sweet! Madhav is typically a boy’s name, and it translates to “sweet like honey.” What are babies, if not the sweetest little things? Madhav is a name that he can be proud to carry through his life. Being sweet is a good trait to have in this day and age. This is a wonderful name that could even be passed down from father to son, and to be kept in the family. Why do we like this name so much? Well, you could just say that we are just a little bit sweet on it!
Watch out, world, here she comes! Your little one has some big (well, little for now) and royal shoes to fill! Ulagarasi is a feminine name that translates to “queen of the world.” It is a name that evokes images of mother nature, and taking care of the earth. Being queen of the world can be a tough job, you know! So, you definitely have to fit naptime and tummy time in there somewhere on her royal schedule. This name is as unique as its meaning is. Now, if you excuse us, Her Royal Highness would like a bottle and her lovie.
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There is nothing in the world that is better than being an honest person. The name Pranjul translates to “honest and dignified.” Typically a male name, it is a good, strong name to give your baby boy. You can get a lot of cool nicknames out of this name! There is Pran, which sounds awesome, or you could go with Jul. Either of them could totally work! Little Pranjul will grow up to be honest and do great things with his life. This name is so lovely and would work so well on any little boy if you’re looking for something different!
The feminine name Xaria is quite a lovely sounding name, and there is a reason for that. It translates to “melody.” How beautiful it will be when you are singing her lullabies, just the two of you. The melodies will soothe her right to sleep. Xaria is a name that is perfect for the music lovers out there, looking to name their baby something different, yet music related. Even the name itself sounds poetic in a way when you say it. The name definitely conveys a sweet and melodic quality. This name has us pulling out our playlists and queueing up our favorite songs!
This name is one that pulls up images of vast bodies of water and beaches. The typically male name Ekaijinko translates to “ocean of wisdom.” This is the perfect name for your bouncing baby boy. We as humans, are an ever-learning people. So, there is literally an ocean of wisdom out there, waiting to be discovered. So, this name is wonderful, since we all are always learning something. Ekaijinko is actually quite a splendid name for your child. Just the meaning of the name itself conveys hope for the future generations to come, and that’s why we think this name is just awesome!
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Lokhu is a traditionally male name. It translates to “lucky person.” We think that this name is adorable for a little guy! Maybe someday when he is much, much older, he will win the lottery! He is a “lucky person,” after all! Perhaps luck will follow him wherever he goes in life! No matter that, he will be an adorable little boy, that is one thing that is for sure. It is a great name, with a really great meaning, to boot! We are loving it because this name would fit with a lot of other great names for a middle name. The sky's the limit! Little Lokhu is a lucky lad! Try saying that five times fast!
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The name Tanveer is a feminine given name. It translates to “rays of light.” This is such a fabulous name! Our children are the “rays of light” in our lives, so this is the perfect name for your little baby girl! She will surely sparkle and shine wherever she goes. Tanveer is a great name for a little girl because its not only different, but it is really cute, to boot! It is also a very strong name to give to your little girl. We think little Tanveer is going to be a little sweetheart, that is one thing that's for sure!