Origin:After 16th Century Hindu poetess
Description:The Hindu princess and poetess Meera, was also known as Mira Bai. Mira Bai was a Rajput princess, the only child of Ratan Singh, younger brother of the ruler of Merta. Her royal education included music and religion as well as instruction in politics and government. In the West we usually think of such traditional names as Charlotte and George as royal baby names, but this adventurous choice breaks the mold.
Description:This lovely, rhythmic Hindu nature name relates to the mythical Kalinda Mountains, from which a sacred river flows.
Description:Has a sound as lovely as its meaning.
Description:Simple and worldly, popular and carrying two positive meanings in two diverse cultures. A winner prime for wider use.
Description:Krishna is the name of the supreme Hindu god that is still considered secular enough for mortal children and is often found in Hindu families, for both boys and girls.
Description:Feminine form of Amit that's simple and lyrical and close in spirit to a familiar term for friendship.
Description:Unlike Pamela and Melanie, Mela feels fresh and unusual.
Description:Classic Indian name, but in this time and place it would be associated with a VJ or video disk jockey.
Origin:Sanskrit, musical term
Meaning:"color or melody"
Description:Raga is musical, yes, but that 'rag' syllable worries us.
Description:Unusual Asian option, and also the name of the Dwarf Lord from Lord of the Rings.
Description:There's a football player called Pepper (born Thomas and given the childhood nickname for sprinkling pepper on his cereal) Johnson -- but this sounds more like the name of a cheerleader.
Origin:Spelling variation of Aya or Hindi
Description:Sounds like and is often confused with Asia, though it has an air of retro cool via the seminal Steely Dan album. Or, pronounced eye-ah, it can be an alternate spelling of the international favorite Aya.
Origin:Hindi name with Sanskrit roots meaning "ornament, work of art"
Meaning:"ornament, work of art"
Description:A popular name in India, several famous Indian women carry this sweet sounding name.
Description:A simple, international name extremely popular in India. The word, meaning "song", also appears in the name of the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu sacred text. Geeta is a spelling variant.
Meaning:"to see, to perceive, to have vision"
Description:Indian name similar in feel to some of the increasingly popular Russian names.
Meaning:"god of the multitude"
Description:The name of the elephant-headed Hindu god of wisdom is rarely heard outside India.
Description:Lolita without the naughty implications.
Description:In India, Bala is a unisex name, but is likely to be perceived as more feminine in the West. In its feminine form, Bala is associated with the daughter of the red goddess, Lalitha Parameshwari.