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Gender: Female Meaning of Indira: "beauty" Origin of Indira: Sanskrit

The name Indira is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "beauty". Indira and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Indira might have a more modern, exotic feel were it not for the somewhat middle-aged image of longtime Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi.

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Popularity

Indira is #969 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Indira

Pop Culture References for the name Indira

Indria, Indre, Indeera, Indra, Indiara

Comments

Ruanne Says:

2018-08-18T16:50:50

There's been lots of other Indiras and there will be plenty more.

Ruanne Says:

2018-01-24T04:11:58

A truly beautiful name.

mill1020 Says:

2018-01-01T05:30:46

I like the nickname Indy. I'm a little more worried about Indira's usability after reading through some of the comments on authentic pronunciation and the namesake's assassination.

TheSandwich Says:

2017-10-21T14:48:27

Word of warning- Indira Gandhi was very much hated and was eventually assassinated. Not the best name association.

abirami Says:

2017-09-11T10:52:30

The 'dir' is pronounced so the 'd' sounds like the th sound in 'there' and the 'ir' is pronounced with the same vowel sound in 'it'.

truenature Says:

2017-04-20T22:26:51

We pronounce it In-DEE-ra for our daughter because we are white Canadian bumpkins, but the proper Indian pronunciation is more IN-tdh-er-ah (where the D is pronounced with more of a quick th sound & the emphasis is on the first syllable).
I have been assured both pronunciations are technically correct, but most Indian people wold assume it should be pronounced 'their' way.

IndiRaine Says:

2016-06-18T15:20:01

I pronounce it "In-deer-ah" but that is not how Indians say it. A man from India told me that it is pronounced more like (forgive me if I say it wrong or confuse it) "In-dur-ah". Hope that helps!

laurelrobyn Says:

2015-01-29T20:56:06

Proper pronunciation, please? I love this name, but I've heard it anglicized as In-DEER-ah and people tell me that's incorrect. Is it IN-drah or In-DEE-rah? Help!

madmaddie Says:

2014-09-30T02:02:28

My aunt is name this; a very good name. I recommend it.

fuzzycub Says:

2014-03-31T03:00:24

Very pretty; cute nickname Indy.