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Indian Girl Names

Indian names for girls are often rooted in either Hindi, the dominant language of India, or Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language. The Indian names for girls in our database also include a sprinkling of Punjabi and Urdu names. Indian names that are most familiar to English speakers are often the names of female celebrities, such as Priyanka Chopra or Padma Lakshmi. Other popular Indian baby names for girls include Chandra, Kalinda, Savita, and Lalita. There are many gorgeous Indian names for girls that may appeal to parents in India or elsewhere.

Browse our full list of Indian baby girl names 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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Top Indian Girl Names

  • 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 

  • Lila

    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... Read More 

  • Kali

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

  • Leia

    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... 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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