Meaning and Origin of: Krishna

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Sanskrit : Pleasing

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (southern states) : Hindu name from Sanskritkṛṣna ‘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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