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Indian Boy Names

Indian names for baby boys are most often rooted in either Hindi, the major language of India, or Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language.
The Indian boy names on Nameberry also include a sprinkling of Punjabi and Urdu names.Indian male names that are most familiar in the wider world tend to be the names of celebrities, such as Deepak Chopra, Dev Patel, or Arjun Kapoor.Other popular Indian baby boy names include Ravi, Sanjay, and Vikram.There are many handsome Indian boy names that may be of interest to parents in India and beyond.

Browse our full list of Indian baby boy 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 Boy Names

  • Bodhi

    Bodhi is a Sanskrit name translated as "enlightenment" or "awakening" which relates to a Buddhist concept, wherein Bodhi is synonymous with the state of nirvana, being freed from hate, greed and... Read More 

  • Arjun

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

    Arjun is based on Arjuna, who was in Indian legend the son of... Read More 

  • Aarav

    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... Read More 

  • Vihaan

    Vihaan comes from a Sanskrit word denoting the dawn, but has the symbolic meaning of the beginning of a new age, making Vihaan a wonderful choice for the first baby in a family's next generation. Read More 

  • Rohan

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

  • Reyansh

    This unusual Indian name, which refers to one of the names of Lord Vishnu, has been one of the fastest-growing boys' names of the last decade. It first managed to climb into the US Top 1000 in... Read More 

  • Ishaan

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

    Ishaan: Sapno Ko Awaaz De is a kids' television show on Disney Channel India, starring a teenage boy named Ishaan.Read More 

  • Vivaan

    Vivaan is a life-related name from India that has made its way onto the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2014. While unusual, it has a familiar and appealing lively sound and feel. However, be... Read More 

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