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

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.

Famous People Named Krishna

Krishna Kumari, Indian actress
Krishna Thea, daughter of "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi

Pop Culture References for the name Krishna

Krishna, the 8th avatar of Hindu god Vishnu