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.
Hindu Indian baby name that is American friendly needed! - Page 2
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!
Sameer "Sam" (both Hindu & Muslim)
Naveen (one of my favorites)
Hope that helps!!
Edited by creddy - 3/12/11 at 7:44pm
Here are some suggestions:
Check out this really cool iPhone app for Indian baby names. Its called Namika and is available for download from the app store:
Tons of lovely indian baby names. Also, it has features such as marking favorites and sharing favorites with friends via email.
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.
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.
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