It has been proved that language is intimately related with the sounds of nature whereas religion, culture, life style and art are all dictated by the geography of the place.
Anthropologists claim that the names given to individuals vary with places and cultures due to the natural vibrations and ecology of different places.
All Indian languages have their origin in the Sanskrit language. Sanskrit was a very complex language, which reflected the advanced culture of Hindus in the Vedic times. Indian child names are mostly drawn from the scriptures, which were written at this (Vedic) time by yogis.
It is difficult for some people to relate to the meaning of Indian names in modern times. History has played a big role in characterizing Indian names. Foreign invasions and cultural exchanges have left their mark on the name of Indian children.
Individual preferences of parents have started prevailing over religious dictates and family pressures lately. Indian children are sometimes seen bearing very non-Indian names.
Most well-known conventional Indian boys names are taken from the scriptures. Indian boys are also popularly named after Indian Gods. Some instances of these are Ram, Govind, Gopal, Krish, Mohan, Ishvar, Kartik, and Girdhari.
The modern tendency is to give Indian boys names with beautiful meanings. Some examples of these are Yash meaning valor, Vijay meaning triumph, Vikram meaning Victory, Saransh meaning result, Anubhav meaning experience.
India is a country of many castes and cultures and names given to Indian boys and girls are also driven by this. For example, Indian girl names in Punjab are accompanied by the suffix kaur, as in ‘kirankaur’.
Indian baby names are also derived from the names of Gods and Goddesses in most communities.
A special emphasis is given to the meaning of the word and feminine qualities of the sound. Some oft repeated Indian girl names are Shradha meaning faith, Karuna meaning mercy, Shanti meaning peace, Vandana meaning prayer, Bela meaning time.
Indian culture is very diverse and rich in traditions as well as ancient languages. There is an endless treasure of Indian names for both boys and girls in India, which is unparalleled in terms of their brilliance and depth.
Famous writers have compiled whole books of Indian names to help parents name their children.
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