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Gender: Female Meaning of Krishna: "dark, black" Origin of Krishna: Sanskrit

Krishna Origin and Meaning

The name Krishna is a girl's name meaning "dark, black".

Krishna, in Hindu tradition, was the human incarnation of the god Vishnu, a heroic figure representing love and joy--the familiar "Hare Krishna" is a chant to this deity.

Although Krishna is associated with a male deity, it is not unusual for it to be used as a girl's name, as Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi did for her daughter, Krishna Thea. In the past decade, Krishna has been extremely popular as a girls' name in Chile, where it reached Number 12 on the female popularity list in 2002.

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