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Gender: Female Meaning of Deva: "divine, shining one" Origin of Deva: Hindi

The name Deva is a girl's name of Hindi origin meaning "divine, shining one". Deva and is often added to lists like Goddess Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

If you don't want your daughter to be a Diva, try this Hindu moon goddess name that was chosen by actress Monica Bellucci for hers.

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Famous People Named Deva

Deva Premal, German singer

Pop Culture References for the name Deva

Deva is a Russian word for virgin.

Deeva, Devi

Comments

Luísa Says:

2016-01-12T17:08:32

I'm sorry, but I have always believed that Christianity was a type of mythology. I still do.

Angie L Says:

2016-01-12T03:56:29

The definition I posted is what the words myth and mythology have become. When you say those words concerning someone's religious beliefs, you're negating something they hold to be true. The usual is no one says Christian or Jewish myths; it's always "lessons" or "good words" that teach. But for some reason, Nameberry, and now yourself, have decided to attach "myth" & "mythology" to Eastern religions. Devas are not from Hindu & Buddhist mythology, they are from the Hindu & Buddhist religion.

Angie L Says:

2016-01-12T03:52:42

Myth- a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
2.
stories or matter of this kind:
realm of myth.
3.
any invented story, idea, or concept:
His account of the event is pure myth.
4.
an imaginary or fictitious thing or person.
5.
an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a socialinstitution.

Luísa Says:

2016-01-11T22:21:24

Mythology is a collection the myths of a particular group or culture (includes religion) that often try to explain the basic aspects of existence, like how humanity was born. Normally, when we talk about mythology we think about Classical Mythology, Greek and Roman ones, which are full of gods and people who believed in them (though, today there is the Neo-Paganism). There is the Christian mythology, the Buddhist mythology and many others mythologies around the globe.

Angie L Says:

2016-01-11T01:48:53

Buddhism & Hinduism aren't mythology; they are religions just like Christianity & Judaism. Devas are the collection of spiritual beings or Gods, if you'd like. Deva is the male and Devi is the female.

Luísa Says:

2016-01-10T22:40:21

It's not part of mythology? Buddhism, maybe?
I was sure that there was something like Devas vs Asuras somewhere (though, obviously, I'm not an expert on the subject).

Angie L Says:

2016-01-02T06:19:25

Deva is the male version of Devi. The ignorance of nameberry when it comes to Hindu names is astonishing. Describing it as mythology in some lists is disrespectful and typical of whitewashing. Shame on you nameberry.

NaomiNY Says:

2015-05-01T08:03:35

There's a teenage character named Deva in the Cinemax series "Banshee".