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Gender: Male Meaning of Surya: "sun god" Origin of Surya: Hindi

The name Surya is a boy's name of Hindi origin meaning "sun god". Surya and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

Graceful Indian choice that may sound feminine to the Western ear but is in fact the name of a male god. One form of worship of Surya that may be familiar to Westerners is the sun salutation in yoga.

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Famous People Named Surya

Surya Sen, Indian independence activist
Surya Das (born Jeffrey Miller), American Buddhist lama
Surya Bonaly, French-American female figure skater

Pop Culture References for the name Surya

Considered a boy's name by most Hindus, as the god is male.

Suria, Surra, Suriya