50 Indian Baby Names and Meanings

Learn the meaning and origins of popular Indian baby names

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Indian baby names stem from ancient mythology, religious text, tradition, and the amalgamation of so many cultures and religions that live together in the sub-continent.

With over 19,500 languages and dialects spoken in India, baby names can vary from region to region, giving rise to a plethora of interesting baby names. Most Indian names are in Hindi or Urdu that have roots in Indo-Aryan languages like Sanskrit, along with influences of Persian and Arabic.

Many names like Pooja, Rohit, Anjali, and Jai are timeless, and they never grow old. And then there are names that climb the popularity charts as parents look for new and unique names for their babies.

There are so many wonderful Indian baby names to choose from whether you are looking for an old classic, an evergreen name, a name with a beautiful meaning, or one with a modern twist.

Popular Indian Baby Names for Girls

Here are some of the popular and unique Indian baby names for girls along with their meanings, origins, and other interesting information.

Anika

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindu, Scandinavian, African, Arabic, Hebrew, Dutch, Maori
  • Meaning: Graceful, brilliance, sweet face, another name for Goddess Durga
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Anikha, Aneeka, Annika
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress, dancer, and model from Bangladesh Anika Kabir Shakh, American actress and singer Anika Noni Rose.
  • Peak Popularity: Anika reached peak popularity between 2004 and 2006 in the US and continues to be a popular name in India.

Fun Fact: Dahlia 'Annika' is a plant that bears pink flowers.

Arya

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Persian
  • Meaning: Noble, respectable, honorable, another name for Goddess Parvati
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Aarya, Aria, Aryaa, Ariya
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian singer Aarya Ambekar, Indian actress Arya Satheesh
  • Peak Popularity: Arya is one of the most popular names in the U.S. and has been in the Top 1,000 names since 2010. It is a popular name in India.

Fun Fact: Arya Stark is a fictional character in the TV series "Game of Thrones."

Bhavini

  • Origin: Sanskrit 
  • Meaning: Emotional, beautiful woman, caring, another name for Goddess Parvati
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Bhavani, Bhawini
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actress Bhavini Purohit, Indian actress and YouTuber Bhavini Soni
  • Peak Popularity: Bhavini is a unique name in the US with peak popularity in 1982. It is a popular name in India.

Chaaya

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: Shade, shadow, reflection
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Chaya, Chhaya
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actress Chaya Singh, cosmetic entrepreneur Chaya “Helena” Rubinstein, composer Chaya Czernowin
  • Peak Popularity: Chaya ranks in the US Top 1000 and is one of the popular names for 2021.

Fun Fact: Chaya is the common name of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, a leafy perennial shrub also known as “tree spinach.”

Diya

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Arabic
  • Meaning: Lamp, glow, light, radiant, deserving of gifts
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Dhiya, Dia
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian Actress Diya Mirza
  • Peak Popularity: Diya is one of the top 10 favorite choices for baby girls in India. It is unique to the U.S. with only 300 babies a year named Diya, but growing in popularity.

Fun Fact: A diya is a type of oil lamp used in the Indian subcontinent.

Eesha

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Arabic
  • Meaning: Desire, attractive, supreme, divine, way of life, Goddess Parvati
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Esha, Eshah, Eisha, Isha
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actress and model Eesha Koppikhar
  • Peak Popularity: Eesha remains quite a popular name for girls in India and reached peak popularity in 2010 in the US.

Fun Fact: Isha Kriya is a powerful meditation practice developed by the spiritual master, author, and yogi, Sadhguru.

Freya

  • Origin: Hindi, Norse, Arabic, Persian
  • Meaning: Beloved, noble, Goddess of love
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Farra, Fara, Veera, Vera, Freeya, Friya
  • Famous Namesakes: English actress Freya Allan, former deputy prime minister of Belgium Freya Van den Bossche
  • Peak Popularity: Freya is a popular name featured in the Top 1000 baby names in the US. 

Fun Fact: In Norse mythology, Freya is the goddess of fertility.

Gauravi

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: Polite, courteous, honor, pride, respect
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Gaurvi
  • Famous Namesakes: Princess Gauravi Kumari of Jaipur
  • Peak Popularity: There is no popularity data for this name on the U.S. social security administration. Gauravi is a rare name in India.

Fun Fact: Gauravi is one of the main characters on the popular Hindi web series "Baarish."

Harshali

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi 
  • Meaning: Happiness, one who is happy
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Harshaali, Harshalee, Harsha
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian child star and model Harshaali Malhotra, Indian author Harshali Singh
  • Peak Popularity: Harshali is quite a popular name in India.

Ishani

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Close to God, desire, Goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Ishaani, Ishana 
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian TV actress Ishani Sharma, social activist, entrepreneur, and Miss World-Nepal 2013 Ishani Shrestha
  • Peak Popularity: Ishani reached peak popularity in 2014 and is still trending. It is quite a popular name in India.

Fun Fact: Ishani is one of the principal characters in Disney’s 2013 animated movie "Planes."

Jiya

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: Heart, spirit, soul, life, sweetheart, luck
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Jeeya, Jia
  • Famous Namesakes: Nepalese actress and model Jiya K.C.
  • Peak Popularity: It reached peak popularity in 2008 in the U.S. and has dropped little in popularity since then. It is a quite popular name in India too.

Fun Fact: Jiya is one of the main characters on the TV show, "Timeless."

Karishma

  • Origin: Sanskrit, ancient Greek, 
  • Meaning: Miracle, gift, grace, favor
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations:
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actress Karishma Kapoor
  • Peak Popularity: Karishma was most popular between 1990 and 2000 with peak popularity in 1995. It is not ranked in the Top 1000 names in the US but is a fairly common name in India.

Lavanya

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Grace, beauty, charming
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Laavanya,
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian environmental and climate change lawyer and author Lavanya Rajamani, Carnatic musician Lavanya Sundararaman
  • Peak Popularity: Lavanya is a unique name and is trending at the moment. It reached peak popularity in 2004 in the U.S.

Fun Fact: Lavanya Yojnam is one of the six principles of the creation of art first mentioned in the "Kamasutra."

Manasi

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Deep intellect, spiritual adoration, with a sound mind
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Maanasi, Maansi, Mansi
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian film and television actress Manasi Joshi Roy, Indian singer, songwriter Manasi Scott, women’s rights activist, and author Manasi Pradhan
  • Peak Popularity: Mansi reached peak popularity between 2001 and 2002 in the US. It is a popular name in India and trending this year.

Fun Fact: The Mansi people are indigenous people living within a region of Russia. Manasi is also a dialect of the Chiquitano language spoken in regions of Bolivia.

Nishi

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Japanese
  • Meaning: Night, invigorating, exciting
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Nishy
  • Famous Namesakes: American actress from "The Originals" Nishi Munshi, Japanese philosopher Nishi Amane
  • Peak Popularity: Nishi reached peak popularity in 2008 in the US and is becoming a popular name in India.

Fun Fact: Nishi means ‘west’ in Japanese.

Prachi

  • Origin: Sanskrit 
  • Meaning: East, first rays of the sun, morning
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Praachi, Prachee
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actress Prachi Desai, Indian model Prachi Mishra
  • Peak Popularity: Prachi is an extremely popular name in India. It reached its peak popularity in the US in 2007 and is trending now.

Fun Fact: Prachi is a chisel used to make arrows by The Aché, indigenous people of Paraguay.

Riya

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Meaning: Singer, graceful, Goddess Lakshmi
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Ria, Reeya, Ryia, Riyah, Rhea
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actress and model Riya Sen, Filipina actress Ria Atayde, YouTuber Riya Malik
  • Peak Popularity: It is currently 967th most popular baby name in the U.S. In recent years, the name has gained popularity and is trending in India.

Saanvi

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: One who will be followed, Goddess Lakshmi
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Sanvee, Shanvi
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian film actress Saanvi Dhiman, Indian television actress Saanvi Talwar 
  • Peak Popularity: Saanvi just appeared on the U.S. female naming charts for the first time in 2011.

Fun Fact: Saanvi Bahl is a character on the TV show "Manifest."

Saira

  • Origin: Arabic, Urdu, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Traveller or wanderer, princess, poet
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Sara, Sarah
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian film actress Saira Banu, Canadian model Saira Mohan
  • Peak Popularity: Saira is a common name in India. In the U.S., it was most popular between 2000 and 2010.

Fun Fact: Saira Amarela (Yellow Saira) or the Tangara Cayana is a type of South American species of bird.

Tanishi

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi, 
  • Meaning: Pure, Goddess Durga 
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Tanisha
  • Famous Namesakes: Japanese comedian Tanishi Matsubara
  • Peak Popularity: Tanishi is a fairly uncommon name in the US with peak popularity in 2013. It is a trending name in India.

Fun Fact: Tanishi means 'snail' in Japanese.

Tara

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Gaelic, Irish, English
  • Meaning: Star, someone special, shining, radiant, the light of the soul, name of Hindu Goddess
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Taraa
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian activist Tara Singh, Indian actress Tara Sharma, American actress Tara Reid, Canadian-Australian author Tara Moss
  • Peak Popularity: Tara reached peak popularity in 1978. It is the 912th most popular name in the U.S. Tara is a common Indian name.

Fun Fact: The Hill of Tara is an ancient ceremonial and burial site in Ireland.

Urmi

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: a wave, ocean, becoming manifest, speed
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Urmie, Urmika, Urmimala, Oormi
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian screenwriter and documentary filmmaker Urmi Juvekar, Dutch-Surinamese film actress Urmie Plein
  • Peak Popularity: It is a unique name in the US with peak popularity in 2002. In India too it is a rare name but it is becoming popular.

Fun Fact: Urmi is a river in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. Urmi is also the name of a village in Estonia.

Vedika

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Full of knowledge, one who has knowledge of the Vedas, a celestial being, consciousness, a sacred altar
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Vedhika, Vedica
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian film actress Vedhika Kumar, Indian-American physicist Vedika Khemani
  • Peak Popularity: It is a unique name in the US with peak popularity in 2006. Vedika is also a unique name for babies in India.

Fun Fact: Vedika is an architectural structure defined in the ancient text, "Vastushastra" (the science of architecture).

Yashi

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi, Japanese
  • Meaning: Famous, successful, victorious, glorious
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Yashee, Yaashi, Yashika
  • Famous Namesakes: TikTok star, YouTuber, actress, and model Yashi Tank; writer, poet, and mental health advocate Yashi Brown
  • Peak Popularity: Yashi does not feature in the Top 1000 names and reached peak popularity in 2014 in the US. Yashi is a unique and trending name in India.

Fun Fact: Holly Yashi is a popular brand of unique designer handcrafted jewelry from California.

Zoya

  • Origin: Urdu, Persian, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek
  • Meaning: Life, rejoicing, alive, loving, love, radiant
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Joya, Zoe, Zoyah, Zoeya
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian film director and screenwriter Zoya Akhtar, Soviet war hero Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya
  • Peak Popularity: Zoya was most popular between 2010 and 2020, with peak popularity in 2014 in the US. It is a popular name in India.

Fun Fact: The title of Danielle Steel’s popular 1988 novel is "Zoya."

Popular Indian Baby Names For Boys

Here are some of the popular and unique Indian baby names for boys along with their meanings, origins, and other interesting information.

Aahan

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: Dawn sunrise, first ray of light, 
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Ahaan, Aahaan, Ahan
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian model and film actor Ahaan Pandey
  • Peak Popularity: Aahan is one of the popular names trending since last year in India and it peaked in popularity in the U.S. in 2018 and still going up on the popularity charts.

Fun Fact: "Ahaan" is India’s first Hindi feature film to have a person with Down Syndrome play the leading role.

Aarav

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Peaceful, wisdom, calming sound
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Arav
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actor and model Aarav Chowdhary
  • Peak Popularity: Aarav is one of the most popular names in India. Aarav entered the Top 1,000 names in 2008 in the U.S. and is climbing in popularity since. 

Fun Fact: Aarav is an original and playable character who appears in the video game, "The Walking Dead: Road to Survival."

Bhavesh

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Lord of emotions, Lord of existence, another name for Lord Shiva
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Bhawesh, Bhavish
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actor Bhavesh Balchandani, Indian entrepreneur Bhavesh Bhatia
  • Peak Popularity: Bhavesh peaked in popularity between 1980 and 1990. In the past few years, it is trending again in the U.S. and India.

Fun Fact: "Bhavesh Joshi Superhero" is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language vigilante action film.

Chetan

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: Spirt of life, vigor, intelligence
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Chethan, Chetana, Chaitanya
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian author and columnist Chetan Bhagat, Indian test-match cricketer Chetan Chauhan
  • Peak Popularity: Chetan peaked in popularity between 1980 and 1990. It is a common name in Indian and Nepal. In the past few years, it is trending again in the US and India.

Fun Fact: India’s first film in a 3D format was "Chotta Chetan" (little Chetan) made in 1998.

Devansh

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: Part of God, 
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Devaansh, Dewansh, Devanshu
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actor and director Devansh Doshi
  • Peak Popularity: Devansh reached peak popularity in 2017 in the US. It is a unique name both in India and the US.

Eshaan

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu
  • Meaning: Desire, wish, Lord Shiva, northeast direction
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Eshan, Ishan
  • Famous Namesakes: English comedian, writer, and actor Eshaan Akbar; American film, TV, and stage actor Eshan Bay
  • Peak Popularity: Eshaan is getting steadily popular in the US since the late 1990s and it is a fairly popular name in India trending in 2020.

Fun Fact: Eshan is the name of a fictional planet in "Star Wars."

Farhan

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Joyful, happy
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Faran, Farhaan
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian film actor and director Farhan Akhtar, South African international cricketer Farhaan Behardien 
  • Peak Popularity: Farhan was most popular between 1980 and 1990 and reach its peak in 1985 in the US. Farhan is a popular name in India.

Gautam

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: The bright one in the darkness, full of life, wise, the enlightened one
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Gotama
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian industrialist Gautam Vijaypat Singhania, Indian international cricketer Gautam Gambhir
  • Peak Popularity: Gautam was most popular between 1980 and 1990 in the U.S. and is currently gaining popularity again. It is quite a common name in India. 

Fun Fact: Gautam Buddha was a spiritual teacher who founded Buddhism.

Hitesh

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: One who thinks well of everyone, Lord of goodness, well-wisher
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Hitish
  • Famous Namesakes: Icelandic songwriter, producer, and composer Hitesh Ceon, Kenyan international cricketer Hitesh Modi
  • Peak Popularity: The name peaked in popularity in 1983, and in recent years it has become trendy again in the US. It is a common name in India gaining popularity again in 2020.

Ishank

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Peak of the Himalayas, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Eshank
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian cricketer Ishank Jaggi 
  • Peak Popularity: Ishank is a unique name in the US and it is currently trending in India with peak popularity in 2021.

Jatin

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Another name for Lord Shiva, disciplined, one with matted hair, the auspicious one
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Jathin
  • Famous Namesakes: Bollywood music composer Jatin Pandit, contemporary artist Jatin Das, Indian actor Jatin Kanakia
  • Peak Popularity: Jatin was popular between 1980 and 1990 in the US. It is ranked among the most popular names in India.

Fun Fact: Bagha Jatin (Tiger Jatin) was the name given to Indian freedom fighter Jatindranath Mukherjee.

Kunal

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Lotus, one who sees beauty in everything
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Kunaal
  • Famous Namesakes: British actor Kunal Nayyar from the Big Bang Theory, Indian actor Kunal Kapoor
  • Peak Popularity: Kunal was most popular in the 1990s in the US. Kunal is a popular name in India and is trending in 2021.

Fun Fact: Kuṇāla is the name of a Himalayan bird, the ‘Painted Snipes’.

Lokesh

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: God, Lord of the world
  • Famous Namesakes: Prominent Vedic period scholar Lokesh Chandra, Indian film director Lokesh Kanagaraj
  • Peak Popularity: Lokesh is quite a popular name in India but is uncommon in the US with peak popularity in 2004.

Fun Fact: Lokesh Gamer is one of the most popular Indian "Free Fire" YouTuber and gamer.

Milan

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi, Old Slavic, Italian, German
  • Meaning: Union, to meet, joining together, grace, favor
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Milaan, Meelan
  • Famous Namesakes: Czech professional ice hockey Milan Michálek, British violinist and pianist Neil Milan
  • Peak Popularity: Milan is the 411th most popular name in the US and is trending for the past few years. It is one of the popular names in India.

Fun Fact: Milan is a city in Italy.

Nishant

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Dawn, early morning, the Moon, end of the night
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Nishanath, Nishanth
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actor Nishant Singh Malkhani, British stand-up comedian Nishant Kumar
  • Peak Popularity: Nishant is a common Indian name with peak popularity in the 1990s. In the US, it reached peak popularity in 1983.

Fun Fact: Nishant is a 1975 Hindi drama film.

Onkar

  • Origin: Hindi, Gurmukhi
  • Meaning: God is only one, the sacred symbol Om
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Omkar
  • Famous Namesakes: British Labor Party politician Onkar Sahota, Canadian philosopher Onkar Ghate
  • Peak Popularity: Onkar was most popular between 2000 and 2010 in the US. It is a unique name in India.

Fun Fact: Ek Onkar is an important symbol in Sikhism found on Sikh temples around the world.

Prayan

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: Supreme Intelligence, to march
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Prayaan
  • Famous Namesakes: 
  • Peak Popularity: In India, the name is trending in 2021. There is no popularity data for the name in the US.

Fun Fact: "Prayaan" is a multi-genre musical band from south India.

Rohan

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi, Irish
  • Meaning: Ascending, blossoming, one who takes the higher path, Lord Vishnu
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Rowan
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian professional tennis player Rohan Bopanna, Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis, Jamaican entrepreneur Rohan Marley
  • Peak Popularity: Rohan is the 633rd most popular name in the US and reached peak popularity in 2005. It is a fairly common name in India and has dropped in popularity since 2018.

Fun Fact: Rohan is a fictitious kingdom of horsemen, the Rohirrim, in J. R. R. Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings".

Reyansh

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Part of the sun, ray of light, first ray of sunlight, Lord Vishnu
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Reyaansh, Riyansh
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian TV actor and model Reyaansh Chadda, 
  • Peak Popularity: It is an uncommon Indian name that climbed into the US Top 1000 in 2014.

Shayan

  • Origin: Hindi, Persian, Native American Indian
  • Meaning: Courteous, intelligent, worthy of good things, to sleep
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Shayaan, 
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian actor and model Shayan Munshi, International multi-award-winning entrepreneur and musician Shayan Italia 
  • Peak Popularity: Shayan reached peak popularity in 2014 and is climbing the ranks again since 2019.

Fun Fact: Shayan is a jazz ensemble band from Australia.

Shivin

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: Another name for Lord Shiva, one who maintains life and death
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Shiven
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian television actor Shivin Narang
  • Peak Popularity: Shivin reached peak popularity in the US in 2016 but is still a unique name. It is not a common name in India.

Tanay

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Son
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian child actor Tanay Chheda, Indian author Tanay Pant
  • Peak Popularity: Tanay reached peak popularity in 2007. Since 2016 the name has been trending and has maintained its rank.

Fun Fact: Tanay is the name of a place in Philippines.

Urvish

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: King, Lord of the Earth
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Urvesh
  • Peak Popularity: Urvish is a familiar name in India and the US. However, the name is not ranked in the popularity charts.

Vivaan

  • Origin: Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Meaning: Full of life, Lord Krishna, a woven chair
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Vivan, Vivhaan
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian film actor Vivaan Shah
  • Peak Popularity: Vivaan made it into the Top 1000 names in the US in 2014 and is quite a popular name currently. In India, it was one of the most popular names in 2013.

Yuvaan

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Youthful, forever young, Lord Shiva
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Yuvan
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian singer and composer Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Peak Popularity: Yuvaan gained peak popularity in 2018 in the US and is continuing to trend.

Fun Fact: Yuvan is a concept in the ancient Indian text "Vastushastra" (the science of architecture) which refers to a type of stone structure.

Zain

  • Origin: Arabic, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Beauty and grace, friend, beloved, God is gracious
  • Alternative Spelling & Variations: Zayn, Zein, Zainab, Zayin
  • Famous Namesakes: Indian TV actor Zain Imam, English singer, and songwriter Zain Malik; Indian actor and poet Zain Khan Durrani
  • Peak Popularity: Zain is the 679th most popular name in the US for baby boys and is trending again. It is an uncommon name in India but is trending since 2020.

Fun Fact: Zain is a village in Iran.

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