Boy name origins & meanings
- Sanskrit : Pleasing
Boy name variations
How Popular Is The Name Krishna
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.