Meaning and Origin of Prabhakar - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Prabhakar

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hindi : Cause of luster

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Indian (southern states) : Hindu name from Sanskrit prabhākara ‘light maker’ (from prabhā ‘light’ + -kara ‘causing’), an epithet of the sun. This is found only as a male given name in India, but in the U.S. it has come to be used as a family name.