Hindi Girl Names by ViVi

These are names of 100% Hindi origin, meaning they don't derive from names from other cultures. These are names specifically for girls. There are no male or unisex names on this list.
  1. Akasha
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "ether"
    • Description:

      This Hindi name for the fifth element, related to the male Akash which means "open sky," was used by Anne Rice in her Vampire Chronicles.
  2. Anala
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "fire"
    • Description:

      Indian choice meaning fire in step with American styles.
  3. Ananda
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "bliss"
    • Description:

      Genuine Indian name some parents turn to as an Amanda alternative; also connected to a network of spiritual communities.
  4. Bahaar
    • Origin:

      Persian, Turkish, Kurdish
    • Meaning:

      "spring"
    • Description:

      This popular Muslim name would more easily translate to English-speaking cultures in its Bahar form.
  5. Beeja
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "the beginning, or, happy"
    • Description:

      Rhythmic and enchanting.
  6. Chandra
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "goddess of the moon"
    • Description:

      Chandra is the name of the Hindu moon goddess last groovy when incense and meditation were hot new concepts but a new possibility with the resurgence of astrology and other non-Western spiritual beliefs.
  7. Darsha
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "to see, to perceive, to have vision"
    • Description:

      Indian name similar in feel to some of the increasingly popular Russian names.
  8. Dayaa
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "compassion"
    • Description:

      The double vowel changes this name's pronunciation and gives it a novel twist.
  9. Deva
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "divine, shining one"
    • Description:

      If you don't want your daughter to be a Diva, try this Hindu moon goddess name that was chosen by actress Monica Bellucci for hers.
  10. Devika
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "little goddess"
    • Description:

      Nine little goddesses got this lovely name in the US in 2021, making it a usable yet unusual entry in the popular mythological category. Devika is a diminutive of Devi, the head goddess of Hindu mythology. English speakers might make Devi the short form.
  11. Dhara
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "the earth"
    • Description:

      An international take on Dara.
  12. Ganesha
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "fortunate"
    • Description:

      The name of the Hindu elephant-headed god of success and wisdom, son of Shiva and Parvati.
  13. Gauri
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "fair, white"
    • Description:

      Gauri the Brilliant is one of the many names for the Hindu goddess Parvati.
  14. Hanita
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "divine grace"
    • Description:

      The added h turns Anita alluring and breathy.
  15. Hara
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "to seize"
    • Description:

      One of the 1,008 names for the god Siva and, to English speakers, a possible feminine spin on Harry.
  16. Ilesha
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "earth lord"
    • Description:

      Ilesha is an unusual choice that will undoubtedly be confused with similar and far more common names such as Alicia and Elissa.
  17. Indu
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "moon"
    • Description:

      Indu is truly unusual, but shares sounds with more popular choices like Indie and Indigo. Other moon names to consider: Luna, Serena, Io.
  18. Ishana
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "desire"
    • Description:

      Pretty Asian option.
  19. Jalajaa
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "a lotus"
    • Description:

      Intriguing, if a bit vowel-heavy.
  20. Jivanta
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "giver of life"
    • Description:

      A hauntingly lovely Indian name.