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Sanskrit Names for Girls

Sanskrit names for girls have their roots in the ancient Sanskrit language, which was spoken across South Asia until the early medieval period, primarily by the educated elite. A great many of the baby names used in India today are of Sanskrit origin, and you'll also find a surprising number of exotic Sanskrit girl names which appear in Western pop culture on this list, too: Arya, Asha and Sansa, for example, or Padma and Parvati. Find more enticing Sanskrit baby girl names in our full bill, below. 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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Top Sanskrit Names for Girls

  • Arya

    Arya was derived from an Indo-Iranian word meaning “Aryan” or “noble.” It is a masculine given name in Iran, Indonesia, Bali, and Sanskrit-speaking regions of India. In Hindu- and English-speaking... Read More 

  • Kali

    Cute name but be warned: Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, the fierce side of the goddess Devi. Read More 

  • Opal

    Opal is on the verge of a repolishing, following other jewel names like Ruby and Pearl. A Top 100 name during the first two decades of the twentieth century, the opalescent Opal has a good chance... Read More 

  • Veda

    A name with religious resonance, as the Vedas are the most sacred texts of Hinduism. Outside of that religious context, Veda has the makings of a modern Read More 

  • Alisha

    This name has two derivations. One is as a member of the well-populated Alice/Alicia family (with an overly literal spelling), which gives it the meaning "noble"; the other is an Urdu name with... Read More 

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