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Top Hindi Names for Boys

Hindi names for boys have their roots in the musical Hindi language, which is one of the five most spoken languages in the world. But powerful Hindi baby names remain remarkably underused outside of the South-Asian subcontinent, even though many strong and simple Hindi boy names — like Navin, Ravi and Rohan — feel like they could travel anywhere. From Vikram to Vivaan, we think these Hindi boys' names have a special kind of energy and vibrancy, thanks to their spiky consonant sounds and eye-catching double vowels.

Find our full list of striking boy baby names of Hindi origin here. 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.
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ArjunHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "bright, shining, white"
  • Description:

    Popular in India and among Indo-Americans, this name of the hero of a famous Hindu epic has an extremely pleasing sound.

AaravHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "peaceful"
  • Description:

    Aarav is derived from the Sanskrit root “rav,” which is related to peace and music. Aarav is also associated with the concept of wisdom. It has traditionally been a common name among Hindus, who intentionally select names to inspire particular values in their children.

RohanHeart

  • Origin:

    Spelling variation of Rowan or Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "sandalwood"
  • Description:

    From India, but feels like an Irish surname (and can in fact be a variation of Rowan), so a possible cross-cultural choice.

IshaanHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi
  • Meaning:

    "the sun"
  • Description:

    Ishaan is the guardian of the Northeast in the Hindu religion.
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