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Gender: Female Meaning of Vidya: "knowledge, science, learning" Origin of Vidya: Sanskrit

The name Vidya is a girl's name meaning "knowledge, science, learning". Vidya and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Wise.

From the experts:

Looking for a strong girls' name that is based on brains rather than looks? Consider Vidya, a name popular throughout Asia, which is connected to the Hindu goddess Sarasvati, who is thought to purify, empower, and uplift the individual. It looks like the name has some power - Vidya Balan is a noted Indian actress who through her portrayal of strong female characters is considered to be an important catalyst for changing the way that women are represented in Indian film.

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Famous People Named Vidya

Vidya Balan - Indian/Bollywood Actress

Pop Culture References for the name Vidya

Vidya gaem -- online slang for "video game"


bienchen Says:


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phunkyvida Says:


My name is Vidya. My parent's wanted to name me Nour or Layla. I wish they had chosen Layla.

Vidya is a very common, sometimes unisex name in India. Unfortunately I get called everything but my name. I've been called Lydia, Nidia, Nithya, Bidya, Bitchya, Widya, Bithya and Divya.