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post #21 of 35

when i was teaching preschool a number of years ago, there was a little boy in my class named Surya.  it's a unisex hindu name meaning sun.  another hindu name meaning sun, and meant for a boy is Ravi.  both are easy to pronounce.

post #22 of 35

Rahul

 

Vivik

 

Rohin

 

Pradeep

 

Brij

 

I really think that there are lots. :)

post #23 of 35
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I knew a Nikhil (often went by Nik).


 This is my friends' son's name and it's worked really well for them.

 

I also like Sanjay & Raj 

post #24 of 35

 

For us, we knew his name would be Rajesh from even before we conceived him, but there's PLENTY of names to chose from and many of them have wonderful meanings! 

 

Mahesh

Rajesh  "Raj"

Rajeev

Ramesh  "Ram"

Kumar

Jayesh   "Jay"

Sameer "Sam" (both Hindu & Muslim)

Anil

Amit

Anand

Naveen (one of my favorites)

Suresh

Satish 

Aditya "Adi"

Vijay 

Vikram "Vik"

Vimal

Barat

Deepak

Gopal

Hari 

Nikash  "Nik"

Mohan

Pradhi

Prakash

Prasad

 

 

Hope that helps!!

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by creddy - 3/12/11 at 7:44pm
post #25 of 35

How about "Anesh"?  My sister dated a boy who's name was "Vinesh" but his family/friends all called him "Rishi" 

 

I have three children with Hindi names, but they are all girls, so no help there!

post #26 of 35

 

Here are some suggestions:

 

Ved

Ronav

Sameer

Vimal

Tej

 

Check out this really cool iPhone app for Indian baby names. Its called Namika and is available for download from the app store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/namika/id492292056?mt=8

Tons of lovely indian baby names. Also, it has features such as marking favorites and sharing favorites with friends via email.

post #27 of 35
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 I also like Vijay, and think most americans would be comfortable with that.


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I find that white folks (like me!) are pretty good at spelling and pronouncing Sanjay. 



These were the first two that came to mind.  Sidarth is fairly popular where we live.

 

I would say the following are most often mispronounced: Koran, Vedantha, Kishan. 

 

post #28 of 35

Had a student in my called named Soham. Had no trouble with it.

post #29 of 35

we wanted named that were a blend of cultures and also, in my opinion, many of the boy names in India "sound" feminine to my midwestern family... Aditya, Pradhi... stuff like that...

post #30 of 35
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we wanted named that were a blend of cultures and also, in my opinion, many of the boy names in India "sound" feminine to my midwestern family... Aditya, Pradhi... stuff like that...


That caused a big shift in my thinking with names.  Aditya is also a name I (incorrectly) assumed would be a girls name.  There were a few others, but if I were to pick and Indian name for use the U.S. for a boy, I would avoid ending with either the "a" or "ee" because those are so often girl names here.

post #31 of 35

 

I know an Aditya. He's the only Indian kid in his class, and frankly, that name is a cross he didn't need to bear. 

post #32 of 35

I have a friend who just named her baby boy Neel.  It's pronounced like the American name "Neal" but it's spelled differently because Neel means blue and blue is a very lucky/symbolic color in Hinduism. I loved this!

 

 

post #33 of 35

I have two friends with boys named Aadi. Easy to pronounce for Americans, easier than some others mentioned.

Maya

post #34 of 35

Our boy name (that we didn't use because we had girls) was Easan. I like the American name Ethan and this was similar. Eashan is another variation.

post #35 of 35

Congratulations for the baby on the way :)
Before I list some suggestions, make sure you choose a name that you like and try not to be too bothered with how others will pronounce it. If the name has sentimental meaning or you just like it, then there is always the possibility to abbreviate it. When my partner and I were on we befriended a now close friend of ours called Rahul, which I really like.

Names like Arran, Arun and Kiran also sound like English names too, so of course wouldn't be hard to remember. Devendra (or Dev), Devi and Raj are also very simple and nice too.

 

Have fun choosing!!


Edited by hotmama23 - 8/6/12 at 8:34am
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