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Meaning and Origin of: Krishna

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Sanskrit : Pleasing

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Indian (southern states) : Hindu name from Sanskrit kṛṣna ‘black’, an epithet of the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. Among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home states it is a variant of Krishnan. It is found only as a male given name in India, but used a family name in the U.S. among South Indians.

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