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Posted by Vishva News Reporter on May 26, 2005
Indian Names Make
Top 1,000 Baby Name List
Hinduism Today: SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA,
May 15, 2005:
the warrior-prince of the Mahabharata, and Maya
were the most popular names given to baby boys and girls
respectively by Indians in the United States.
The name Arjun was given to 247 boys
last year, ranking it 741 in the list of 1,000 most popular baby names in
the US, compiled by the Department of Social Security Administration.
The popularity of the name has been
increasing steadily since 2001 when it was ranked 977.
Aditya, the most popular name for the year 2003, ranked 743 as
the second most popular Indian choice. The name was chosen for 246 babies.
Other male names that found a place in the
list of 1000 are Pranav, Samir, Nikhil, Arnav,
Rishi and Rahul.
Among female Indian names,
Maya ranked first (85 overall rank),
followed by Tara (323) and
and Jacob remained the top names for
girls and boys respectively in the United States.
Emily has been the most popular female name since 1996, while
Jacob has been topping the chart since 1999
India as a girl's name ranked 478th
position, a tribute to the lasting legacy of the 1939 movie "Gone With the
Wind" in which a principle female character was named "India Wilkes"--and,
incidentally, the plantation featured in the film was named
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naming babies compiled by SHRii champaklal Dajibhaai
Mistry from his vED
NAMING BABIES IN
wife of SHRii raam,
the 8th avtaar of viSH`ANu-DEv,
asked vaalmiikii-muni what names
she should give to her twin boys born,
"All babies are born with names given by
And saying this and after meditating on
creator bRH`m he said that these two
boys will be called lv and
was blessed and ordained by pRjaapti bRHmaa,
the grandfather of all creations, to
be the first poet in creation by composing raamaayAN
which is the epic of
SHRii raam life as 8th avtaar of
viSH`ANu-DEv, taken to restore
rule of DHARm in
tETRaa-yug when king
raavAN who after conquering the
domains of bhu (pruthvi-lok=domain
of mortals), buARv (space) and
of immortals) ruled with his aDHARmik
reign of terror.
Here are some of the
from various vEDik texts
on the subject of NAMES found in creation:
was told his name by the divine voice of
creator bRH`m when he asked
"who am I?" pRjaapti bRHmaa
is the creator of everything that has existed, that exists, and
that will exist in a universe .
Among peoples of
vEDik lifestyle, the babies are named starting with the
sNskRUt alphabets allocated to
each of the 12 raashi (zodiac
birth signs). raashi is
determined from astronomical almanac called
pNchaaNg from the time of birth, day of birth and place of
Among peoples of
vEDik lifestyle, a baby is given name on the sixth day
after birth when SHSH`THii-maataa
is propitiated in a pUUjaa
to protect the child from all evils during her growth to adulthood.
The naming of a baby is also done after 10 or 38 days or of birth and
within a year depending on the local and regional
vEDik customs and traditions.
Names of rivers, mountains in
vEDik texts should not be used for
Names of DEvo,
DEviio, (gods and goddesses) and sacred words from
vEDik texts also should not be
used because if one invokes these names and words in anger or
inappropriately then one are committing sacrilege.
One's name given at birth should not be
changed or altered during the life time as the change will have effect on
the personal traits. This is because you name is connected to your
kARm and life path of your
previous lives and the current life.
All names have meanings in
sNskRUt language and languages
derived from sNskRUt even if
the name has to be broken down into component syllables.
prescribes the formula of giving a name with four components: the
nKSHTR name, the name of the
DEv (deity) of the month, the
family Dev's (deity) name, and
the popular name by which the child will generally be addressed. (nKSHTR
means an asterism in moons' path determined through
astronomical calculations based on day, time and place of birth)
(Presently the subject of names is being
studied and researched in vEDik texts.
As the compilation of knowledge is made it will be published on the
vED page on this
PVAF web site)
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