Hindi Names for Girls

Hindi names for girls have their roots in the musical Hindi language, which is one of the five most spoken languages in the world. But beautiful Hindi baby names remain remarkably underused outside of the Indian subcontinent, even though many sweet and simple Hindi girl names — like Asha, Jaya, Lila and Reva — feel like they could travel anywhere. Other Hindi names for girls — like Mirabai, Ishana and Kalindi — feel more rooted in Indian culture, and could make a meaningful choice for parents hoping to honor their heritage. With the representation of South-Asian figures in Western pop culture a hot topic right now, we hope and expect to hear more of these beautiful Hindi girls' names in future.

See below for our full list of gorgeous girl baby names of Hindi origin. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.


  • Origin:

    Arabic, Sanskrit
  • Meaning:

    "night; play"
  • Description:

    Lila was derived from the Arabic word laylah, meaning "night." It has separate roots in Sanskrit with the meaning "play." In Hinduism, Lila is a conceptualism of the universe as a playground of the gods. Lilah and Lyla are variant spellings.


  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Leya
  • Description:

    This spelling variation of Leya was popularized by the Star Wars films, but is still firmly in the US Top 1000 many years later. This spelling is also probably preferred as it is clearer in pronunciation to the original Hindi name, Leya (which sometime gets pronounced Lee-ah).
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