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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hindi : Lion

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (northern states) : originally a Hindu Kshatriya name but now adopted by many different communities, from Sanskrit sịmha ‘lion’, hence ‘hero’ or ‘eminent person’. It is freely added to Rajput and Sikh male personal names and in the U.S. often serves as a Sikh surname.