Place name, from the River Indus

India Origin and Meaning

The name India is a girl's name of English origin.

Euphonious and long stylish in England, India was one of the fastest-rising names on the 2013 list, after jumping 240 spots back into the Top 1000.

Gorgeous as it may be, the usage of India as a name has distinctly imperial roots, making it a loaded (and ill-advised) choice for someone without Indian heritage.

India was a character in Gone with the Wind, the sister of Ashley Wilkes, and more recently was picked for the daughters of singer Sarah McLachlan, actress Heather Thomas, and Avenger Chris Hemsworth.

India Hicks is a high-profile ex-model with ties to the royal family, and the mother of a girl called Domino. Singer India.Arie was born India Arie — without the period.

# 974 in the US

India Rank in US Top 1000

# 858 on Nameberry

India Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

India Popularity

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Famous People Named India

  • India Amanda Caroline HicksEnglish model, host, designer, hotelier, and author
  • India Arie Simpson aka India.ArieAmerican singer
  • India Love WestbrooksAmerican reality TV personality and model
  • India AllenAmerican model
  • India Rae BrooksYoutube vlogger of The Messy Heads
  • India Riven Oxenberg (b. 1991)daughter of actress Catherine Oxenberg
  • India Eisley (b. 1993)American actress; daughter of singer David Glen Eisley and actress Olivia Hussey
  • India Salvor Menuez (b. 1993)American actress and artist
  • India Waters (b. 1978)daughter of musician Roger Waters of Pink Floyd
  • India Jade SunTing Gail (b. 1984), daughter of actor Max Gail
  • India Hoffman (b. 1986)daughter of TV personality Anthea Redfern and Freddie Hoffman
  • India Benét (b. 1991)daughter of singer Eric Benét
  • India Rose Olsen (b. 1995)daughter of actor Gary Olsen
  • India Hart (b. 1995)daughter of singers Corey Hart and Julie Masse
  • India Gillett (b. 1996)daughter of actors Sara Stewart and Aden Gillett
  • India Sophie ArmstrongJones (b. 1997), grand,niece of Britain's Princess Margaret
  • India Ann Sushil Sood (b. 2002)daughter of singer Sarah McLachlan and Ashwin Sood
  • India Rasted (b. 2004)daughter of singers Søren Rasted and Lene Nystrøm of band Aqua
  • India Jasmine Lucy (b. 2005)daughter of actor Gary Lucy
  • India Rafter (b. 2005)daughter of tennis player Pat Rafter
  • India Pearl Weinstein (b. 2010)daughter of producer Harvey Weinstein and designer Georgina Chapman
  • India Peluceniece of actress Soleil Moon Frye
  • India Smith (b. 2012)daughter of physician William Kennedy Smith; granddaughter of Jean Kennedy Smith
  • India Rose Hemsworth (b. 2012)daughter of actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
  • India Canizares Garcia (b. 2013)son of footballer Santiago Canizares & Mayte Garcia; triplet of sister Martina and brother Santi
  • India Julia Casiraghi (b. 2015)daughter of Andrea Casiraghi & Tatiana Santo Domingo
  • India Rose Parnes (b.2018)daughter of "Million Dollar Listing" star, David Parnes and Adrian Parnes.
  • Rain India Lexton (b. 2008)daughter of actress Marisol Nichols
  • Fox India Owen (b. 2012)daughter of Mark Owen and Emma Ferguson

India in Pop Culture

  • India Wilkescharacter in "Gone with the Wind"
  • (India) Opal Bulonimain character in "Because of Winn,Dixie"
  • India Cohenminor character in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • India Bridgecharacter from Evan S. Connell's book "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge"
  • India Stokermain character in psychological thriller "Stoker"
  • India Napiercharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • India Steelecharacter in the novel "The Watchmaker's Daughter" by C.J. Archer