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Gender: Female Meaning of Anjali: "gift" Origin of Anjali: Sanskrit

The name Anjali is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "gift". Anjali and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blessed and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory Themed Girls".

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This Indian name meaning gift or offering feels familiar via sound-alikes Angela or Angelina, and made a brief appearance on the U.S. Top 1000. Anjali is a pretty route to a name that's at once easy to understand and exotic.

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Famous People Named Anjali

Anjali Devi (born Anjanamma), Indian actress
Anjali (born Balatripurasundari), Indian actress
Anjali Dayalji Thakker, New Zealand ice hockey player
Anjali Bhagwat, Indian shooter

Pop Culture References for the name Anjali

Anjali Kapadia, main character in"The Sari Shop Widow" by Shobhan Bantwal
Anjali, character in "The Time Thief" by Linda Buckley-Archer
"Anjali," 1990 Indian Kollywood film


fromtheocean12 Says:


Neither of them actually pronounce it correctly. It's UHN-juh-lee. This is my name as well. I used to let people call me ON-jah-lee and ANN-jah-lee because I never wanted to correct people to pronounce it the actual Sanskrit way but now I make sure people say it right!

Kellen_Claire Says:


I know two Anjalis! One is of Indian descent and is ON-jah-lee, the other is ANN-jah-lee

MadelineM Says:


Love the meaning, spelling and name. Love, love, love.

fromtheocean12 Says:


This is my name! However it's not pronounced like Angela. The A's make a "u" sound. It's pronounced "UN-juh-lee".

Orchid_Lover Says:


I knew someone of Indian descent with this beautiful. It might be perceived as a misspelling, though