75 Hindu Goddess Names | Hindu Vedic Girl Names and Meanings
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Hindu Vedic names are traditional names used in Hindu culture, that are derived from the Vedas, a collection of ancient texts often associated with Hindu deities. Vedic names are typically given to babies at the time of birth and are believed to have a profound impact on the child's life.
The Vedas are the oldest scriptures in Hinduism. Vedic names are derived from the Sanskrit language and are often associated with Hindu deities.
Hindu Vedic names are typically chosen based on the child's birth star, or Nakshatra. Each Nakshatra is associated with a specific sound or syllable, and often parents will choose a corresponding Vedic baby name beginning with the corresponding sound.
In addition to their significance in Hindu culture, Vedic names are also gaining popularity in other parts of the world. Many parents will choose a Hindu Vedic name inspired by Hindu goddesses or mythology for its unique spiritual significance. Some of our favorite Hindi names include Ahalya, who was the most beautiful woman, Divya, the divine mother Goddess, Aditi, the personification of infinity who held up the sky, and Shakti, the embodiment of feminine power.
Learn more about the meaning of Hindu goddess names and Vedic traditions as well as Hindu naming customs across India, including naming traditions in Tamil Nadu and Telegu with our full list of Hindu names for your beautiful goddess.
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Hindu Goddess Names and Hindu Vedic Names for Girls
- Ahalya - The most beautiful woman in the universe, Ahalya was created by Brahma. She is also the Goddess of the moon and beautiful wife of Sage Gautam Mahirshi.
- Aspara - Hinduism, Buddhism, spirit of the clouds, moves in the clouds; Celestial maiden.
- Bhumi - Goddess of the earth
- Buddhi - This Hindu girl's name means “intelligence.” Buddhi was the wife of Ganesha.
- Daksha - Sanskirt, able, dextrous; Hinduism, one of several agents of creation
- Divya - Hinduism, the divine mother; Divine brilliance.
- Gayatri - The personified form of a Vedic hymn called the Gayatri Mantra. Another name of Saraswati.
- Jambavati - a wife of Lord Krishna
- Kali - Hindu mythology, the goddess of Death and destruction.
- Kalindi - Daughter of the sun god and the cloud Goddess, Kalindi is a wife of Lord Krishna
- Lalita - Hindu mother Goddess
- Lakshmana - A wife of Lord Krishna
- Lakshmi - Sanskrit, noble. The goddess Lakshmi was the goddess of wealth and the wife of Lord Vishnu.
- Laxmi - The goddess Laxmi represents wealth, beauty, and power.
- Madra - A wife of Lord Krishna
- Mitravinda - A wife of Lord Krishna, she represents virtue
- Nagnajiti - The incarnation of Nila Devi and the wife of Lord Krishna
- Nakshatra - Sanskrit, lunar mansion
- Parvati - Sanskrit, daughter of the mountain; Hinduism, The Goddess Parvati was the wife of Lord Shiva. Parvati is a popular name in India.
- Pattini - Sri Lankan Buddhism, Goddess-guardian of Sri Lanka
- Radha - Goddess and chief consort of Lord Krishna
- Radhika - Goddess and chief consort of Lord Krishna
- Rukmini - Sanskrit, radiant, Queen goddess and chief consort of Lord Krishna
- Sakti - Hindu philosophy, feminine power
- Saraswati - The Hindu goddess Saraswati represents art and music, knowledge and wisdom, speech, and learning.
- Satrajiti - the incarnation of the earth goddess and the wife of Lord Krishna
- Satyabhama - the incarnation of the earth goddess and the wife of Lord Krishna
- Satya - A wife of Lord Krishna.
- Shakti - Hindu philosophy, feminine power
- Siddhi - Sanskrit, fulfillment, success; Hinduism, the wife of Ganesha
- Sita - The female protagonist in the Ramayana, a Hindu epic. The goddess Sita was the wife of Lord Rama.
- Uma - Sanskrit, daughter of the mountain; Hinduism, the wife of Lord Shiva
- Vidya - A Hindu tantric religion. Vidya means knowledge or learning.
Vedic Indian Baby Girl Names (with Meanings)
- Aditi - The personification of infinity, she supports the sky
- Anala - One of eight Vasus who attend Indra, Lord of the Heavens. Anala personifies fire.
- Anila - One of eight Vasus who attend Indra, Lord of the Heavens. Anila personifies the wind.
- Apa - One of eight Vasus who attend Indra, Lord of the Heavens. Apa personifies water.
- Asura - Buddhism, demigod or goddess
- Devi - Hinduism, heavenly divine
- Dhara - One of eight Vasus who attend Indra, Lord of the Heavens. Dhara personifies the earth.
- Dhruva - One of eight Vasus who attend Indra, Lord of the Heavens. Dhruva personifies the north star.
- Indra - Goddess of the sky
- Prabhasa - One of eight Vasus who attend Indra, Lord of the Heavens. Prabhasa personifies light.
- Satya - Sanskrit, the virtue of truthfulness
- Soma - One of eight Vasus who attend Indra, Lord of the Heavens. Soma personifies the moon.
- Usha - Goddess of the dawn
Tamil Naming Traditions
In certain Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Tamil naming traditions in Hinduism are unique and are influenced by various factors such as astrology, numerology, and the family's traditions and beliefs. In Tamil Nadu, the naming ceremony is usually held on the 11th day or 21st day after the child's birth. The ceremony is known as 'Namakaranam' and is usually performed by a priest.
Popular Tamil Girl Names Inspired by Hindu Mythology
- Amba - Goddess of victory and of war
- Bhudevi - Earth goddess
- Durga - The goddess Durga is associated with protection, motherhood, and war.
- Kannaki Amman - Goddess form of the heroine of Silapathikaram, a Tamil epic. She is the goddess of chastity, fertilization, and rain.
- Kannagi - Heroine of Silapathikaram, a Tamil epic.
- Mari - Goddess of victory and of war
- Minakshi - Means “fish-eyed”, Minakshi was an incarnation of Parvati.
- Neeli - Goddess of victory and of war
- Nila Devi - A consort of Vishnu
- Parashakti - A chief goddess
- Kotravai - Goddess of victory and of war
- Korrava - Goddess of victory and of war
- Sridevi - Goddess of wealth and prosperity
- Suli - Goddess of victory and of war
Telugu Naming Traditions
The Telugu language is primarily spoken in southeastern India and is the largest member of the Dravidian language family. Telugu naming traditions follow a specific pattern. Telugu people generally use two names - a given name and a family name. The given name is usually a combination of two or three words that carry significance to the time or place the child was born. In Telugu culture, the family name is derived from the father's name and follows the given name.
Telugu Hindu Baby Girl Names (with Meanings)
- Aaghnya - Born from fire
- Abrirami - Daughter of the mountain, wife of Lord Shiva
- Annapurna - Goddess of food
- Athvika - Goddess of strength and energy
- Ayantika - A name representing the Goddess Durga and Goddess Parvati;
- Bhadra - Wife of Lord Krishna
- Bhagyalakshmi - Goddess of wealth
- Chandravadana - Means “moon-faced” in Hindu
- Hyndhavi - Goddess of motherhood and war
- Ishani - Wife of Lord Shiva
- Kiana - Goddess of the moon
- Kavishri - Goddess Lakshmi; Poetess.
- Mythradevi - Goddess of Truth
- Naomika - Name related to the Goddess Durga and Lakshmi.
- Rupeshwari - Goddess of beauty
For more baby name inspiration check out these popular baby name lists:
- Top 1000 Most Popular Baby Girl Names in the U.S.
- Top 1000 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in the U.S.
- The 100 Coolest Baby Names in the World
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